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March 22, 2017

Hi Company Families!

I hope you are all enjoying your break! Rehearsal last Sunday was great and I'm really looking forward to polishing routines this Sunday before we head off to VIP! Please remember that  Sunday practices are still very important as we make changes between each competition! 

Be sure to read below for an important note from Jennifer about a change in the recital format this year! 

Important Notes/ Reminders!
  • We WILL have practices this coming Sunday-  March 26th, as well as April 9th and April 23rd! 
  • The VIP schedule is Now Available! Check the block below for more info!
  • Don't Forget! You need to arrive 2 hours prior to your performance time, unless you perform less than two hours after doors open, in which case you should arrive at the time doors open.:) 
  • Company Specialty Routine recital pictures will be taken on Sunday, April 23rd instead of during recital picture week! Only your weekly class pictures will be taken throughout the week of May 1-4.
  • Your Cathy Roe awards are being organized at the front desk and will be ready to be picked up shortly after we return from Spring Break! We will send out an email to let you know when you can pick them up! 
  • Giving Bean Fundraiser orders & payments were due by March 15th! 
  • Large Adult Tights are IN and available at the front desk!
  • If you have defective tights and have not exchanged your tights, please stop by the front desk to do so!  
  • Please be sure you have your hotel arrangements for the Wichita VIP competition and 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

Good afternoon Company Families,

I wanted to let you all know about a slight restructuring of the recital format taking place this year. As you all know, our recitals keep getting longer and longer and we struggle every year to try to keep the run time at no longer than 3 hours- which is already a really long show for both the audience and the performers! 

The Evening Recital this year is looking to be well over 3 hours long, even with using  strategies from previous years to control its length! In past years we've moved more classes and routines to the Matinee show, we've combined classes, we keep the routine lengths as short as possible and we plan out transitions and the entire show to reduce the amount of time in between routines! Every second/minute adds up  fast! 

We've spent years  brainstorming thoughts and possibilities trying to  determine  the best course of action to fight the increasing length of our Spring Recital while still providing the incredible performance experience for our dancers. Unfortunately, try as we might, the methods described above aren't enough this year due to one main, definitely exciting, reason- the increased number of Company Specialty Routines! 

As I'm sure many of you felt at Cathy Roe, we have more routines than ever before and it doesn't just feel that way, it's a fact! We are thrilled to be able to provide the opportunity for so many of you to be a part of extra specialty routines and we want to be able to continue to do so each season, however, when it comes to planning out the recital, the time added makes a huge difference! 

The past two years w e've moved Hip Hop routines to the matinee show, but even that change is no where near enough this year. So, instead, in order to give every routine a chance to perform in an evening show, while keeping the time manageable, we are going to have half of the Company specialty routines perform on Friday night and the other half on Saturday night. The Production routine will still perform in all three performances. All weekly company classes will still perform on BOTH nights, only the extra Sunday specialty routines will be divided. 

We know this is not a perfect solution, and while it brings new challenges to planning, performing in and producing the recital, we think it is the best solution currently possible allowing us to:
  • Continue to offer an increased number of Company specialty routines for dancers
  • Give each routine a chance to be showcased locally in the Evening Performance
  • Keep the recital under 4 hours, and as close to 3 hours as possible, reducing the hours not only of the audience sitting in the theatre, but of the dancers and parents backstage! 
The tentative break down of which routines will be which evening is available below! We will send out the definite break down prior to tickets going on sale for your scheduling purposes.  Thank you all so much for understanding and working with us as we implement this change and tackle any complications that arise! Please know, this was NOT an easy decision to make. We really do want what is best for every single performer/family at Center Stage and trying to meet the needs of all of you IS my around-the-clock job and passion!

Thank you all!

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


The schedule for the VIP Competition is now available on the Company Web Page and the Company Team App!

Doors will open Friday, March 31st at 3:00pm, Saturday at 6:45am and Sunday at 6:45am.

Dancers will need to arrive 2 hours before their scheduled time! 
Unless you perform less than two hours after doors open, in which case you should arrive at the time doors open. :)

Note from the Competition Organizers: 
  • Video Taping and Photography are strictly prohibited. No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium. 
  • Please note that schedules are made according to Category, Dance Style and Age. We realize that some of your routines may be placed very closely together with the same dancers in each of those routines. Our stage manager will place routines 'on hold' for up to four entries in order to allow for costume changes. In addition, dancers may 'check-in' backstage early (up to 10 numbers prior) for those routines in order to allow more time between dances.

Giving Bean Coffee

Giving Bean Company Fundraiser Information!
  • All orders and payment were due March 15, 2017.
If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact Mandy House at:

Also, a new Facebook group for the booster club has been created for your reference: Center Stage Academy Company Parent Booster Club! Here is the direct link:

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.

For Your Reference...

Starpower 2014


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!



Senior Hip Hop: 1:00-1:45pm
Senior Contemporary: 1:45-2:30pm
Teen Hip Hop: 1:45-2:30pm
Production: 2:30-3:30pm
Lyrical A: 3:30-4:00pm
Junior Hip Hop: 4:00-4:15pm
Teen Lyrical: 4:00-4:30pm
Mini Lyrical: 4:15-4:30pm
Junior Musical Theatre: 4:30-4:45pm
Junior Lyrical: 4:45-5:30pm
Teen Contemporary: 4:45-5:30pm
Senior Lyrical: 4:45-5:30pm
Large Group A: 5:30-6:00pm
Musical Theatre A: 5:30-6:00pm
Teen Musical Theatre: 6:00-6:30pm
Senior Musical Theatre: 6:00-6:45pm
Small Group B: 6:45-7:15pm
Small Group Jazz: 7:15-8:00pm
Small Group A: 8:00-8:30pm
Small Group Tap: 8:00-9:00pm

Upcoming Dates
Exciting 2016/17
March 20-24:
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April 16:
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April 26-30:

May 5-7:

June 2-3:

July 9-15:

Spring Break
VIP Dance Competition (Wichita, KS- Required)

Easter- No Rehearsals
Company Specialty Routine Recital Pictures!
Talent on Parade Competition (Overland Park, KS- Required)

Leap Dance Competition (Liberty, MO- Required for Pre-Pro)

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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