Dance Courses Offered

Dance Courses Offered:

Ballet, Pointe, Ballet Boost, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pre-Pointe, Excel, Performance Team, Acro, Creative Movement

Dance Style Descriptions:


Center Stage Performing Arts Studio of Quincy is proud to teach a combination of both the Cecchetti and American Ballet methods of ballet training.

The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Classes are offered for children beginning at age 3. Ballet technique is the foundation of all the dance forms, therefore, an emphasis is placed on ballet training.  Students focus on improving alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, style and basic understanding of all terms and concepts. All students advance on an individual basis, according to their ability and attitude.


Pointe is introduced at the intermediate ballet level.

Students must be deemed qualified by our lead ballet teacher, Ms. Jacque, in order to participate.

After a strong foundation is built in the Pre-Pointe class may students move on to regular Pointe class.


Ballet Boost

The “boost” class at Center Stage is offered to our Tuesday ballet students only as a second optional ballet class which is used to accelerate their strength and technique.


Tap dance is percussive movements with lots of fun rhythmic syncopated moves! The quick steps and timing gives this dance form a unique look.  At Center Stage we strive to produce good tap dancers who perform with control, speed and smoothness.  In tap technique classes, the exercises and combinations directly develop a sense of coordination, body control, the rhythmic sense and detailed development of the feet.


At Center Stage, our jazz classes are stimulating, high energy, rhythmic and exhilarating!  Jazz is an exciting form of dance where the music stimulates  and motivates the movements.  Our jazz classes are based on the techniques of many wonderful dancers such as Gus Giordano.  Students will learn to isolate, jump, turn and really move in this great class!

Please Note – Placement is by Ability in Ballet, Tap and Jazz

Placement in ballet, tap and jazz classes will be determined by ability rather than age.

Age will serve as a guideline for students new to our classes but ability will determine the level of each class a student should register for.

No student will be allowed to register for a traditional tap/jazz class without also being enrolled in ballet.

Placement in the proper class will ensure the most progress for each dancer and promote motivation to improve and move forward.

Hip Hop/Hip Hop Tap Class

Ever wanted to dance like your favorite pop star?

Hip Hop class will show you how!

Based on a funky jazz style and some street dance, students 8 years of age and up will learn how to dance like a pro.

Classes are offered in four levels as well as a boys only class and is based primarily on age and grade level.

  • The level one class takes hip hop only.
  • The junior and senior level classes take a combo class offering tap as well as hip hop. This gives a student an opportunity to take a less technical tap class without the need to be enrolled in ballet.
  • The elite hip hop level is an invitation only class and you must be approved by Ms. Laurie in order to enroll.



Our contemporary classes are based on the techniques of Martha Graham,  Jose Limon and Isadora Duncan to name a few.

At Center Stage our contemporary technique is grounded and engages the whole body in dramatic expression and is offered in order to expose dancers to different movement forms and encourage creativity and expression in each student’s individual style.


For the serious dancer who wants to strengthen and sharpen his/her skills.

The goal of this program is to produce a well rounded dancer who has been exposed to various styles of dance under the direction of several different teachers.

Our students have taken classes in swing, salsa, ballroom, modern, Broadway tap, Bollywood, Afro-Haitian and line dancing among others.   These students also participated in a self-defense course as part of their empowerment project.

All junior and senior dancers taking ballet, tap and jazz are invited and encouraged to participate.

All other students must be invited by Ms. Laurie to participate and must be at least 10 years of age.

Classes start in October and tuition is $50 monthly.

Performance Team

The Performance Team is by invitation only.

This program is for those students who are willing to be challenged and dedicated both inside and outside the classroom.

Students who participate in this program dedicate a large portion of their time to the studio.

In addition to technique classes, these students will also hold extra rehearsals for choreography and performances.

The performance team gives the dancer the chance to perform at many events within our community, dance in theme parks and attend conventions.  Recent performances have included: Disney Performing Arts in Orlando and the nationally televised Orange Bowl half time show where the team performed live in front of 72,000 fans.

This is for the SERIOUS dancer who makes Center Stage their number one priority only!

Acro / Tumbling

Our acrobatics classes are offered to students 4 years of age and older in 2 levels which are primarily split by age.

Developing strength, flexibility, balance and coordination are focused on in this class which will carry over to all the classes a student is enrolled in.

Students start with the basics and advance to different tricks and tumbling passes.


Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

This class is a great way for young children to sample different styles of dance and build basic movement skills.

These classes are taught in a fun and creative atmosphere where the children will use everything from props to singing and dance to fun songs, work on rhythm and beginner tumbling.

All skills learned will help the student develop as a dancer as they get older.

Commitment to Individual Instruction and Attention

At Center Stage, we keep class sizes to a minimum, guaranteeing individualized instruction and attention and a faculty who really knows your child!