At the end of the studio school year a recital will be presented at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. We encourage all dancers to participate in this exciting end-of-the-year culmination of hard work and success!
We traditionally hold our recital the second Sunday in June. Details are dependent on the availability of the Melrose Middle School. “Recital Week” will include studio rehearsals (a run-through of the show at CSDS), a dress rehearsal at the Melrose Middle School, and the performance on recital day. Exact dates posted in October.
Melrose Youth Ballet: CSDS is proud to have Jaclyn Demianiuk and Christina Leonard-Kristan as esteemed faculty members who are the Directors of Melrose Youth Ballet , a non-school affiliated youth program that stages two full-length ballets each year. We encourage all ballet students to audition and take part in the unique opportunity that MYB offers. Each year CSDS has more than 40 students participating in MYB’s productions.
Melrose Victorian Fair: For several years Center Stage has made its mark on the annual Melrose street festival, The Victorian Fair. The faculty selects 4 routines from the previous year’s recital to be presented to our town audience on the second Sunday in September each year.
Competition Events: Ensemble Teams participate in 2 – 3 competitions per year and these events are free and open to the public. Information on upcoming competition events will be posted on the Ensemble Team page throughout the year.
In-Studio Demonstrations: Occasionally, a teacher will hold an in-studio demonstration for certain classes throughout the year. This is always true for our “pre-pointe” classes, which do not appear in the recital due to the time, effort and discipline necessary for a beginner pointe dancers to gain the strength for a full-scale stage performance.