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Center Stage Dance Studio Inc, in its 17th season, is proud to offer a quality teaching staff dedicated to teaching dance, in a caring environment. Our staff is both experienced and knowledgeable. Our goal is to develop each student's talent, so they reach their highest potential and have a love for the art of dance. Whether you are looking for some dance fun or training for a future in dance, Center Stage can provide both, all in a professional and well organized studio. Our studio is located at 12 Overlook Avenue, just off of Rochelle Avenue, across from the Dairy Queen. The studio is on the first floor, with an easy drop off and parking lot. The modern facility has a lobby, dancer waiting area, closed circuit television, two dance rooms and a bathroom. Each dance room is equipped with floating wood sub floors, providing the proper energy absorption, lateral foot support and resiliency that is needed to prevent injury and train properly. The studio offers classes for children age 2 to adult. The toddler and preschool programs, Terrific Toddlers and Movement, Music & Dance, are specially designed to provide children between 2 and 5 years of age with a strong foundation in dance and movement. Students 5 and older may choose from ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop and modern classes. Ballet class is recommended for all students, as it provides a good foundation for all other dance forms. Every spring a show is produced. All aspects of the show are meticulously planned and organized, making it a wonderful experience for both the performer and parent. Dancers are proud to be part of a professional show, and delighted when they are presented with a trophy for their performance. All students are given a chance to participate, however it is not mandatory. The studio also has a dance company for the more serious student. Center Stage Dance Company competes and performs. They have earned prestigious awards and titles at both regional and national competitions. The company has done many benefit performances and are always proud to help raise money and awareness for a worthy cause. The company is for dancers age 6 and older and is by audition. The studio is led by the director, Ann Marie Coelho. She has been teaching dance for 22 years. She has a BA in dance and economics from Rutger's College, Rutger's University. Her choreography has won numerous awards at both regional and national dance competitions. Her passion for dance and teaching has kept students training here for the past 16 years. She takes great pride in teaching classes of all ages. She is also a dance momherself, with two ballerinas of her own.