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Encourage, Inspire, Be Positive, Uplift
April 26, 2017

Hi Company Families!

Talent on Parade is going to be awesome! Be sure to check out the UPDATED TOP schedule.  The only thing that is still wrong on the new schedule is that "My Heart Will Go On" is actually dancing FRIDAY NIGHT at 6:25PM.  Some times also changed a little from the first one we sent out!

Don't forget- dancers MUST be there TWO HOURS prior to their scheduled time! The competition could easily be running ahead or behind!

Next week is picture week during your regular class times. Hair should be done as listed on the TOP hair style list! (found below & on the Company Webpage)

Also, just a heads up that fees for nationals will be due May 18th! Exact amounts coming soon!

Important Notes/ Reminders!
  • Information on Company Auditions is below- save the date! May 13th
  • REMINDER! You MUST be at the competition 2 hours prior to the time listed on the the schedule for your routine, unless you perform less than two hours after doors open, in which case you should arrive at the time doors open.:)  This will give you time to get ready and also ensure we are ready if they are running early. Competitions can run or early or late.  Be prepared!   
  • Check all tights (including fishnets) and be sure you have a pair free of holes!
  • Hair changes for TOP are listed below!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOS OR PHOTOS CAN BE TAKEN at TOP! If anyone is caught, our routine will be disqualified and they will be asked to leave the competition by their staff. Be sure to tell any friends or family members who may be attending! 
  • 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! 
  • Directions and a map to TOP can be found on the CS Company Team App- click on the Events icon, then on the day of the event (April 26-Apri 29).
    • The address is: Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Please be sure you have your hotel arrangements for Nationals. You can stay anywhere you like!  Information regarding the host hotel for each one can be found at!  
As always, if you have any questions, please send me an email at or give the front desk a call at 660.747.6133!


Kristen, Company Director

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!
Click Here to view the list of Team Captains for TOP!
(The link is also available on the Company Web Page!)

Company Tap 2 - left part, low bun
Senior Contemporary - high bun 

Here are some important competition notes/reminders!

1). Quadruple check your costumes!  Once you are at the competition it's too late 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:  816-215-1739!

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.  Violating this policy could result in our   disqualification so please take this very seriously.  

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

Remember  to   encourage,     
inspire, be positive  and  uplift 
EVERYONE!!!   It has been awesome getting emails from complete strangers past years about how considerate and friendly our dancers and parents are!

Saturday, May 13th 
Beginning at 3:00pm! (exact schedule TBA)

We are having ONE AUDITION DATE again this year, May 13th, there will not be an additional audition date held in the fall!

  • We will will be casting all the Specialty Routines (ones that rehearse on Sundays) at this time, as well as determining placement into Company (& Pre-Company) Jazz and Tap classes. 
  • In addition to placement into Company Classes, Specialty Routines and Star Performance Teams, we will also be evaluating students to start Pointe Class in the fall AND dancers selected to represent Center Stage at YAGP next season.

Acceptance and placement into Company Jazz and Tap Classes will be announced when fall registration comes out (packets distributed in June).  Placement into Specialty Company routines will be announced in July.

Attention Pre-Company and Company 1 families! Please be sure to read the email that was sent out last week regarding helping backstage during the recital! 

 You can sign up via the link below to help with your dancers either Friday or Saturday night and enjoy relaxing while watching the  performance the other night!

If you have any questions, please email Coreena at!

(And thank you all for the many responses we have already received!)
Tentative Break Down for Specialty Routines
Recital Friday Night- June 2
Recital Saturday Night- June 3
Heaven is a Place On Earth
The Rose
Turn to Stone
Thinkin' Bout You
Run It
Ashokan Farewell
When the Ship Goes Down
The Big Doll House
Rocket Man

Via Dolorosa
Standing By
Way Ahead of My Time
Black Cat
Zero to Hero
Bathing Beauty
Slam It
My Heart Will Go On
You'll Be In My Heart

Cathy Roe Dance Competition


There is always a lot of Company information to share and we want to be sure everyone is kept informed! Here's how we communicate with you!
  • Weekly Company Newsletter via email EVERY Wednesday! Watch for it each week! 
  • We use our Company Team App to send out push notifications as needed! Sign up now for all of your specific groups as well as the ALL COMPANY group! (Instructions Below)
  • Email as needed. You can send email to us at: or to Kristen at:
Please make sure we have your most used email address on file at the front desk so you don't miss out on important information!

Team App

Center Stage Company has their own Smartphone App to keep you informed! 
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!

Second: Launch Team App.

Then 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! 

3.  Enable Push Notifications on your phone! (Go to settings to enable them.)

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, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications instead of push notifications to your phone.

Upcoming Dates
Exciting 2016/17
April 26-30:

May 5-7:
May 13:

June 2-3:

July 9-15:

Talent on Parade Competition (Overland Park, KS- Required)

Spotlight Dance Competition (Liberty, MO- Required for Pre-Pro)
Company Auditions

Center Stage Dance Recitals

VIP Dance Nationals at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH (Required)
349 SE DD Highway
Warrensburg, MO 64093

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