Centerstage Starz organizes all classes by age and ability level. Beginning students should enroll in Level I classes. All classes above a Level I require instructor approval and permission. When a student fulfills a specific set of requirements, the teacher will notify the individual student that he/she is ready to move to the next level.
JAZZ: Contemporary jazz technique varies with modern, classical, lyrical and some hip hop steps. Ballet class is highly suggested for dancers in Level II. Levels III and IV are required to take a Ballet class for technique.
BALLET: For ages 6 to adult. Class is designed to focus on the basics of ballet. A typical class consists of barre, center floor technique, across-the-floor technique, and a choreographed routine. Upper level technique classes and pointe classes are also available. We believe that strong ballet technique is the basis for all other forms of dance.
LYRICAL: Takes jazz and ballet technique and some theatre to create a beautiful form of dance that is expressive and emotional. Students interested in taking Lyrical I should have at least one year of ballet and/or jazz.
HIP HOP: Learn how to dance as you see in music videos. Hip Hop teaches the latest styles including, street style, lock and pop, liquid popping and break dancing.
BREAK DANCE: Break Dance is a element of Hip Hop culture. Individual skills and creativities are expressed through dance.
TAP: We take traditional tap and throw in a new twist. Class focuses on basic technique of tap dancing and introduces rhythm, syncopation, and tricks.
POMS: This class is tailored to give students the training necessary to make high school or professional level dance/pom/cheer squads. We are home to the Colorado Rapids Cheerleaders and will teach students traditional jazz, hip hop as well as tricks, kick lines, military style, stunts, and how to dance with poms.
TURNS AND PROGRESSIONS: This class focuses strictly on the technical aspects of dance. We break down turns and leaps in order to perfect them, as well as teach new technique and tricks.
STRETCH AND STRENGTH: A class designed to build and elongate the muscles on which dancers depend. Includes push-ups, sit-ups, other strengthening and toning exercises, and of course, lots of stretching!
PRE-BALLET/TAP COMBINATION: These classes cater to our 2½ -5 year-old dancers. Class includes basic technique, stretching, and movement to music, playing educational games, and going across the floor for tap and ballet.
THEATRE: Classes give the full experience of acting on stage in plays, monologues, and scenes. These classes teach and stress the confidence of being on stage through public speaking, memorization, set blocking, stage make-up, improvisation, and preparing for auditions.
VOICE: Classes focus on singing as a group. A typical class consists of warm up accompanied by a piano, tongue twisters, exercises in matching pitch, breathing techniques, sight reading, and the choral experience.
COMPETITIVE PERFORMING DANCE COMPANY: Company and classes are by audition only on an annual basis. Company members are talented, experienced, and dedicated performers who want to take performing out of the studio and into the community! Performances include competitions, banquets, malls, fundraisers, assisted living communities, etc. Company members may also travel. For more information, please see our Dance Company page.
PERFORMING THEATRE COMPANY: This is an advanced Course, which is by audition only. Theatre Company members will learn improvisation, set blocking, stage direction, stage make-up, stage combat, costume work, and set design. Company members perform at numerous venues around Colorado including the renowned Bovine Metropolis Theatre. For more information, please see our Theatre Company page.
HIGH SCHOOL POMS AND DANCE TEAMS: We offer private classes, instruction and custom intensives for local high school poms and dance teams.
PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: Provided upon request, our teachers conduct private and/or semi-private instruction in all areas of the performing arts.
ANNUAL RECITAL: We facilitate an annual Spring recital, which includes all Centerstage Starz dancers.
FANCY DANCING BALLROOM: Teaches a variety of ballroom dance including swing, salsa, and social dance. Available for private lessons (E.g. for weddings, etc). For more information, please contact Kerry at (303) 221-3262.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES: We host birthday parties at the studio, which includes dance lessons or theatre instruction for any age that can be customized to any theme.
SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMP: Each summer we have three 2-week summer camp sessions in which students will learn a variety show of singing, acting and dancing and end with a performance at Elitch Six Flags Gardens. Age groups range from 5-16 and no prior experience is required.