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Encourage, Inspire, Be Positive, Uplift
March 9, 2016
Don't Forget to Sign Up for the CS Company Team App and Enable Push Notifications! 
Parents and Dancers should sign up! If you are unable to sign up for the app, please send an email to Coreena at so she can add your email address to the distribution list to ensure you still receive all of the same information!
Important Dates!
March 7
Team App Test Notification Occurred!

March 9
Solo/Duet/ Trio Entry Fees were due for TOP

March 9
CSA Spirit Day!

March 10
FULL Production Rehearsal- ALL DANCERS

March 11-13
Cathy Roe Competition
(Kansas City)

March 14-19
Parent Watch Week
Please read the block about how it affects Company Jazz and Tap Classes!

March 21-27
Studio Closed for Spring Break

April 8-10
Rainbow Dance Competition
(Overland Park, KS)

April 27 -May 1
Talent on Parade Competition
(Overland Park. KS)

June 3 & 4
Dance Recitals!

No Negative Thoughts!
Make-Up Lists!
Click here to open the pdf file or visit the Company Web Page to view the make-up information and find direct links to the make-up tutorials!
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Center Stage Company now has their own Smartphone App to keep you informed!

Team App

Please make sure you have push notifications ENABLED on your device, or you won't be able to receive our push notifications when we send them out!

To get the full features of the CS Team App you need to: 

First: Download Team App onto your smartphone.

Download Team App here:

It's 100% FREE!

S econd: Launch Team App t hen follow these steps:

1. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Log in. Then search for Center Stage Company and request access to the group(s) that apply to you.

For example, everyone should request access to join the  All Company group and then all of the group classes/ routines that you/ your dancer are in! 

We will use this App to send push notifications to your phone to give everyone immediate need-to-know information- especially during the competition season! 

If you don't have a smartphone please reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications instead of push notifications to your phone.
Dancer's Corner!
Check out these links for dancers!

Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today!
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Note from Miss Kristen!
Hi Company Families!

Hooray! Our first competition is only days away! Dress rehearsals are going well this week and I'm looking forward to an awesome weekend of performances! 
Please be sure to look over this ENTIRE newsletter as we have a lot of details to share with you that we know you want/ need to know to have an amazing weekend!!!

-Make sure to watch the  hair tutorials on Slick High Ponytail and High Bun!  Many this week weren't high enough or slick enough! 

- Team Captains have been assigned to each routine! Please read the block below on Team Captains so you know what to expect during awards and who the team captains are- they will change each competition! 

-Video and Picture Volunteers Still NEEDED to capture your dancers on stage! Please see the block below for the specific times I'm still looking for volunteers!

-TIGHTS for Solos/Duets/Trios! All solo/ duet/trio performers MUST wear tights for their performance! We feel that wearing tights presents a more polished appearance, especially when dancing under the stage lights! 

H ere are some important competition notes!

1). Quadruple check your costumes!  Once you are at the competition there won't be time  to go back and get anything you've forgotten!

2). Pack the necessary items: make-up, hair gel and hairspray, wet wipes, bobby pins,  safety pins, q-tips and cotton balls, super glue or hot glue if you have it,  tights, dance shoes, hairpiece, and anything else you think you MIGHT need. 

3). Arrive at the venue with plenty of time to find the group.  Double check the list for when you need to be there!!!  Remember, your dancer MUST be in the dressing room 2 hours before their scheduled time.  

4). Parents and families wear CS gear or colors if you have it to show your  spirit!!  Plus, it help us find you in the crowd!  :-)

5). If you need anything call or text me at:

6). Sign up for the CS Company Team App if you haven't already! Parents AND Dancers should sign up (if you have a device)!!! We will be using it to keep everyone informed of last minute information! 

7). Remember, NO PHOTO OR VIDEO may be taken inside the competition unless you have volunteered for a certain time and will be wearing the required vest they will provide us.  Violating this policy could result in our  disqualification so please take this very seriously.  (Volunteers still needed- see below!)

8). Please be respectful at the competition! We don't want to be known as the stu dio who complains or has a bad attitude!  

Remember  to  encourage,
inspire, be positive and uplift 
It was awesome getting emails from complete strangers last year about how considerate and friendly our dancers and parents were! Go CSA!

Thank you all!  Can't wait for this weekend to get started!  See you soon!


Production Dress Rehearsal is tomorrow, Thursday, March 10th from 7:30-8:30pm!
Please be ready to dance as close to 7:30pm as possible!!!

(if you haven't picked up your costumes yet, you can come early Thursday and they will be at the front desk waiting for you!)
Team Captains!
Team captains are  assigned for each group and are responsible for getting awards for their dance!

Captains will need to be sure they know their teacher's name, name of our studio (Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts), and the number of their routine! 
They  will meet Miss Kristen  outside of the dressing room after the awards to give her any pins, medals, ribbons, trophies  they receive.

Awards should not be passed out on stage!  They will be handed approximately a week after the competition at the studio.

Captains will be different for each competition!

Cathy Roe Schedule!
Here is the final published schedule! However, the times aren't listed on this one, so you will need to refer to the rough draft schedule for approximate times! 

Doors will open at 5:30pm on Friday and 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

You need to arrive at least 2 hours before your scheduled time for each dance! 

Cathy Roe has a Choreography and Entertainment Review on Sunday Evening that could include dances that competed Saturday. This would mean you may have to come back Sunday evening to compete again if you are selected! Please keep your schedule open just in case! 

Additional Team App Info! 
Some common questions about the CS Company Team App:

Q: How do I read the full notification after it disappears from my screen? 

A: You can open the Team App icon on  your  device and then select the NEWS button on the home screen of the CS Company Team App page. All notifications will be viewable under the NEWS section!

Q: Should parents or dancers be on Team App?

A: BOTH! We want to be able to make sure everyone knows where to be when and any other important Company information! 

Q: If I can't download Team App on my device, how will I get the information?

A: Send an email to us and let us know to add your email address manually to the CS Company Team App which will ensure you receive all notifications via email instead of a push notfication to your device. 

If you have not yet signed up for the CS Company Team App, please do so ASAP! This is how we will communicate any important last minute information with all company families, especially during competitions! See the Team App block for more information! 

Be An Encourager!
Hair Tutorials!
(Please Watch!)
PLEASE watch these two tutorials on YouTube on how to do a slick high ponytail and a high bun!

 Many ponytails and buns this week during dress rehearsal weren't high enough or slick enough!!!

Uplift Campaign Bracelets!
In keeping with our
Uplift Campaign
at the studio, we will be giving each CS student a bracelet to give to a dancer from a different studio who inspires them during the competition

 Thank you all in advance for the kindness and encouragement I know you will share with everyone  throughout the competition! We couldn't ask for a better studio family! 
Cathy Roe
(schedule below)
Did you know you can find the exact location, complete with a map, via the CS Company Team App?! 

Simply click on the Events button on the homepage of the app!

All of the competition information is also available on the Company Web page!

William Chrisman H.S.
1223 N. Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
Better Version of Me
Parent Watch Week for Company Jazz & Tap Classes!
Parent Watch Week is next week at Center Stage- however it'll run a little differently with Company Jazz and Tap classes this year!

You will need to attend your student's ballet class (or other non-company classes) to experience the traditional Parent Watch Week and receive all of the information about upcoming Spring Events- including the dance recital! 

Parents are welcome to attend the Company Jazz and Tap classes where we will be listening to the judges critiques and discussing the competition with students! 
Be Anything Be Kind
Note About Taking Pictures and Video at Cathy Roe!

This competition allows us to have TWO people taking pictures/ and or video! They will sign a waiver and wear a special vest to designate them as our official photographers-
no one else is allowed to take pictures or video or we will risk 

I HAVE volunteers for 
Friday Evening and Saturday late afternoon/evening and part of Sunday.

I HAVE volunteers to Take Pictures:
Saturday late afternoon/ evening and part of Sunday. 


If you would like to volunteer to take pictures or video, please email me ASAP! 

don't have to be able to do it all day, even just a few hours would be great! Ultimately, we would need one person taking pictures and one taking video for each dance.
Hard Work!
To access the
Company Webpage
go to the parent info page on the studio website, click on the Company Information Block and enter the password: