Season 26: September 2022 to June 2023

 CSDS operates seasonally on a 30-week dance class & performance schedule. We offer students real advancement in their dance education throughout the season, with a focus on recital preparations during the Spring semester.

SEASON 26 STUDENT HANDBOOK: PLEASE CLICK HERE

-Includes pertinent information on all CSDS policies, tuition rates, dress code, philosophy, and the season's calendar

Each Semester includes 10-weeks of dance class:

  • Semester I: 9/13/22 to 11/19/22

  • Semester II: 11/29/22 to 2/28/23

  • Semester III: 3/1/23 to 5/26/23

  • Recital Week: 5/30/23 to RECITAL DAY JUNE 2023. 

  • Recital Dates will be announced in January 2023.

  • Tentative recital weekends: June 3 or 4 / June 10 or 11

Classes begin on Tuesday September 13, 2022

  • The full 30-week dance season is divided into 3 Semesters.

  • Tuition is due at the start of each semester.

  • Most students register for the full season to experience the magic of performing on stage in the annual June recital. 

    • Semester 1: Fall 2022  

    • Semester 2: Winter 2022  

    • Semester 3: Spring 2023

    • Recital Week: May/June 2023​

Enrollment & Registration:

  • All students enrolling in Season 26 at CSDS must complete the online enrollment form available on our website and submit a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per family.

Submitting & Mailing Payments:

CSDS accepts payments for all services & goods via Credit Card, Cash, or Check made payable to CSDS. Please note:

  • Checks may be dropped off in the waiting room "mailbox" if nobody is available to take your payment at the desk.

  • Cash & Credit Card payments must be made in person during CSDS office hours.

  • In some cases we may collect payments via Paypal for online enrollment and special CSDS events or sales.

  • If mailing a check, please be sure your payment is in a secure envelope and send to: Center Stage Dance Studio, 179 Green St. Melrose, MA 02176

Recital Week & Annual Performance

  • Each season, CSDS presents an annual recital in June. Each individual weekly class will perform a routine in the show along with many soloists from the upper levels at CSDS. Students begin preparing choreography during regular class time in the Spring. Recital Week includes an additional week of classes after Memorial Day, and other recital preparation rehearsals. Each participating student in the recital will either purchase or rent one costume for each routine. All details & costs of recital season will be shared with CSDS families throughout Semester I & II.  A full Recital Information Packet is sent home in March.

Paying Your Tuition

Semester Tuition is due at the start of each new semester.

  • Please see Page 6 for all Tuition Details & payment options.

  • CSDS Families will receive an email invoice when tuition is due.

  • Recital Week fees are separate from your semester tuition. 

  • Details & cost of recital season will be shared with all families throughout Semester I & II. Please see Page 4 for more information.

Booking a Private Lesson

  • Students seeking private dance training may sign up for available time with any of our instructors offering sessions. Slots released this Fall.

    • Private  & Semi-Private Lesson rate: $80 per hour (1-2 dancers)

  • Private Lessons may be recommended in the case of multiple absences or simply to help focus your skills in a specific area.

  • Book 2-week minimum & 8-week max.  

  • Dates not need coincide with regular semester calendar.

Dress Code & Appearance

  • Full Dress Code for Season 26 is available on Page 10 of the Season 26 Student Handbook

  • Each style of dance that CSDS offers comes from a tradition of culture, its attire, music, and pioneers. To respect the traditions of all dance styles in an authentic way, all students must adhere to the specific dress code outlined for their class. 

  • CSDS recommends & supports local dance retailer, On Your Toes - Located on Rt. 1 South in Peabody. (978) 536-7077

  • If you would like additional resources on where to find dance wear, please try: Dancer’s Image (Newton), Discount Dance Supply (online), or Boys Dance Too (online).

Download the SEASON 26 STUDENT HANDBOOK for all information & studio policies at CSDS!