Category Archives: Dance

Dance Ovations Results

Congratulations to all of our dancers who competed at Dance Ovations in Saugus this weekend.  You all performed beautifully and made your teachers VERY proud! Here are our results from competition: The Bird and The Worm: HIGH GOLD Tiki Tiki … Continue reading

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WCDE Convention Recap!

What a refreshing weekend of dance classes & performances at the West Coast Dance Explosion convention in Boston!  I attended the convention as a teacher, and 5 CSDS students attended as well. The staff is phenomenal.  If you are a follower … Continue reading

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A Cute “Flirty Fosse Fusion” Combo

Dance 212 is a great website that produces video shorts focusing on the dance community around the world. Their latest video shows a group of dancers who are learning choreography for a song called “Rent a Cop”, set by NYC … Continue reading

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CSDS Dancers to Perform in Nutcracker

30 dancers from Center Stage Dance Studio will perform in Melrose Youth Ballet’s 17th annual production of The Nutcracker on December 2 – 4, 2011 at Memorial Hall in Melrose. These young dancers, ranging in from age 9 – 18, … Continue reading

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The Ethical Side of Choreography

Over the past few days I’ve been following a debate on Beyonce Knowles’ choreography for her new music video.  Today the news broke that she indeed was “influenced” by Belgian choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker … Continue reading

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Looking back on Summer

The Summer of 2011 was exciting at CSDS!  We had several week-long dance camps, including Theater Arts Camp for ages 6- 8, and two wonderful Advanced Intensives for ages 12 – 14.  It’s sad to see summertime leave, but here’s … Continue reading

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“Goals” for the Fall Season

Dancers, As I prepare to get back in the classroom with my students, I ask myself what my goals as a teacher are for the year ahead. The easy answers come in the form of new warm-ups, new music compilations … Continue reading

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Tips for Turning from Anaheim Ballet

What will it take for you to be able to do “Charlie Turns”?  Here are some great tips on pirouettes from Anaheim Ballet, and a great idea for a turning contest in class!  

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New Class! Toddlers & Tutus

CSDS is excited to expand our class curriculum to include our new class, “Todders & Tutus”.  Tuesday Mornings, 10:30 – 11:30am, this class is designed for ages 18 months – 2.5 years. Class will include a creative warm-up circle, complete … Continue reading

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Pointe-Shoe Tips & Tricks

Dancers, if you’re dancing on pointe this year, it’s always good to have some tips & tricks to tying shoes & tucking ribbons.  Watch this video, courtesy of Anaheim Ballet.

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