Ensemble Teams at CSDS

What is the Ensemble?

The Center Stage Ensemble Team represent our studio at non-recital performances such as dance competitions, festivals, and invitational events.  

How are Ensemble Dancers selected?

Placement in the Ensemble is by audition held annually in June.  Students participate in Ballet barre, and several center combinations in other dance styles. An observation panel of dance professionals will oversee audition class and make recommendations for Ensemble Team casting. Dancers will be placed in recommended Technique classes as well as being selected for several specialty comp pieces known as 'Reps'. 

What are the benefits of joining the Ensemble Team?

The Ensemble Team program offers opportunities to dancers with the desire to perform more.  Students who show exceptional potential at auditions will be selected for repertory placements. Students will be challenged to think creatively while building a sense of professionalism and confidence in and out of the classroom.  Additional benefits include:

  • Gaining confidence and performance experience by taking part in performance events.

  • Learning the value of teamwork and working together to achieve a single goal.

  • Making strong friendships, bonding, and shared experience, giving your child a sense of belonging. 

  • Exposure to professionals in the dance industry, guest classes, and educational opportunities.

  • Becoming physically strong and fit; training helps dancers to gain flexibility, endurance, and a sense of physical empowerment.

  • Gaining confidence and performance experience by taking part in competition events. 

What is the commitment to being on Ensemble?

Ensemble Team dancers typically dance 3-4 days/week. As dancers progress to higher levels of technique, the commitment increases with extra rehearsals, technique classes, and repertory work including solos, duos, trios, and small groups.  We support a dancer's involvement in school and community activities and the priority of schoolwork. As dancers progress and become more invested in dance,  they develop a second home at the studio, and spend many evenings in class, doing homework, and spending time in a supportive and creative environment. Not only do these students begin to excel in dance, but they receive guidance and support through their childhood, adolescent, and teens years with steady mentorship from teachers and Directors.

For more information on our Ensemble program, please contact the Directors.  

Hip Hop
Children's Program
Ballet
Tap
Jazz
Lyrical/Contemporary
Modern
Modern
Pointe
Hip Hop

Season 23 Ensemble Team Photos

Past Ensemble Team Photos

Diamond Ensemble does it again, 1st OA Senior Large group, Outstanding Choreography award for _Kissi
Junior soloists!! Love these Emeralds ⭐️
These little wonders brought home 1st place overall Junior Large Group Rising Stars division at _dan
Amazing class with _nicksilverioo at CSDS tonight
The fabulous Ruby Ensemble making a name for themselves at their 1st competition of the season
Congratulations to our Junior soloists, Cassie and Sophia at Dance Xplosion!__Little Cupid (Sophia)
Victorian Fair, 2015
Sometimes taking a risk on a piece of work falls in to place. Thank you dancers for bringing this to
The SENIORS cleaning up at EDC! Last comp for 6 of these beauties 😢❤️🏆
Our beautiful teen small group performed tonight bringing home Extreme Gold and 9th place OA in the
Congratulations Cassie on your two PLATINUM solo performances today, and 13th OA for _Unbroken_!
Love our beautiful Diamonds 💎 Congratulations on your beautiful performances this weekend!
ANIMALS
Congratulations dancers on a fabulous first night of competition! 5 Platinums, 6 High Golds, 3 Golds
Proud recipients of the DeLuca Sisters Jazz Award and the Robin Magee Jazz Award!
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