My kids have been going to this studio for over five years. We have done many recreational plays, camps, and I now have two children on their competitive teams. One is on their competitive musical theater teams and dance teams, and the other is on only dance teams. There are a few other very local dance studios that I could send my children too, but not one of them offers what Center Stage offers my children. My third has been in many plays and has attended summer camps for years.The staff offer a “second home” like feeling for my kids. They give the kids a place to do their homework if needed, a safe place to be dropped off and picked up, and above all they offer an ear if any one of them has had a concern in their practices. All of my kids have said the teachers are (in their own words) approachable, kind, and respectful.The confidence all three of my children have earned from performing on stage at The Center Stage Studio is irreplaceable. At no point have I ever allowed them to argue with a role they have received. These teachers are well trained, experienced professionals who have worked with kids that have gone on to do paid, professional work.I am extremely grateful the owners continue to provide exceptional theater and dance training as well as a safe place for my kids who have chosen this path for their after school activities. This is not a business focused only on bringing in revenue. This is a place focused on fostering the love of the musical theater arts and giving back that love to our community.
Birthday party for a girl 11 years old. They spent 3 hours together and produced a version of Aladdin. Nice lighting and sound and stage. Probably quite expensive, and the line prompting was a bit obvious. Maybe invest in radio ear phones.
We absolutely love Center Stage Studio! My daugher has been going to CSS for over 6 years. We first started with the musical theater classes. Our daughter was a bit shy and quiet and we were so amazed how they were able to make her feel safe and supported and allowed her to come out of her shell....fast forward 6 years later and she is now competing on their musical theater team, production team, hip hop team, jazz team, lyrical team and taking dance,singing and acting classes...we pretty much LIVE at CSS 6 days a week. It is truly a family at this point and I love all the staff and teachers and cannot thank them enough for helping our daughter become the happy, confident, funny shining star that she is now. I never would have imagined she would ever have this happiness and confidence and humbleness all in one package. In addition to teaching her how to be talented, one of the greatest gifts they teach is not to be a demanding diva(which in this industry is so important), be thankful for roles given no matter how small, support everyone you work with and never expect anything. They may be Annie in one play and just a small part in another and a true performer never complains- there are no small parts only small people(it took my daughter to teach me that LOL). Kids now are often so entitled and I love that is not allowed here. This is a great place to let your child shine and improve inside and out! The staff and owners are always there for you and will drop everything to make sure your child is happy, safe and supported. Bravo CSS!
I’ve had both of my children at CSS for two years and I can say this is a very student oriented and caring studio. There is an amount of time and dedication to the development of the whole child that is impressive. The positive message delivered to the students is critical in today’s world. The students are encouraged to make friends and there is a family atmosphere that makes them comfortable in the space. My children love Center Stage Studio!
My daughter has being attending here for years. It’s a warm, friendly environment with a family feel. My daughter has blossomed and thrived. It’s atmosphere is accepting and encouraging and we’ve never had any negative issues, which is amazing considering that my daughter spends so much time there. I would highly recommend this studio to anyone.
Have been part of this facility for a few years now and I am constantly impressed with Traceys dedication and self-sacrifice. When our child does not get the lead, it is because she is not the best for that role. I never feel that there is are no politics here and no nonsense, which I greatly appreciate. Thank you for every Tracey.
The Center Stage Studio is the very best studio around. The teachers and staff really know their art forms and most importantly they love the kids with all their hearts. I’ve been to studios where the staff are great, but don’t really know dance, music and acting very well. I’ve also been to studios where the teachers are working professionals, but they don’t care about the students. This studio is really the perfect mix of high quality arts education and a loving, safe environment for kids to be accepted and cared for.My boys have both benefited from the wonderful experiences they have had at the Center Stage Studio in so many ways that they will carry with them through their entire life.I have to give a special shout out to Tracey and Tony, the owners of the studio. My family lives in south Orange County, one one income. My kids would not have been able to participate in this amazing community of performers if Tracey and Tony had not offered many scholarships to my family over the years. They love these kids beyond any price tag.The Liebig family LOVES CSS!!!!!!!!
My child has taken classes at The Center Stage Studio for over 10 years. The studio and staff are phenomenal. They truly care about each child and work incredibly hard to make every performer feel special. From adding bling to a costume 5 minutes before showtime to finding special pull out moments for the ensemble, they look for every opportunity to engage performers and allow them to shine. In 10 years of involvment the only negative I have heard is from stage parents unhappy their child did not get the part they wanted.They show no favoritism and they have a unique was of knowing what each performer is able to handle. Highly recommend!!
We gave this place 3 chances and did everything we could with our child to encourage them to hang in there, work hard and things will work out. But after just way too many tears we decided to try another place to see if things might improve. That was all it took, and over night they were beaming from ear to ear, and it was a night and day difference. I could not believe the difference this change made for our child. And it wasnt about the roles given, even though this place has very clear favoritism, which you will notice if you start to pay attention to how they conduct themselves. Their business model is very sneaky and deceitful. They have pre-written email templates and responses to keep you and your child in check with their program. And thats after you sign their contract stating that you will not get a refund if you decide its not a good fit no matter how they treat your child. Thank God the tears are gone and they are happier than weve ever seen them. Its too bad this place cares more about the money than they do about the kids. I pray this doesnt happen to your child here.
We have been at The Center Stage Studio for the past year and we couldn’t ask for a more supportive, encouraging, safe space for my son. The CSS staff have created such a special place that allows him to explore his personality while growing his performance skills and his passions. He has on many occasions called CSS his second home and the staff and students his second family. Every day he’s excited to go to class.Not only has my son grown as a performer this past year more than at any other theater program he’s participated in, his confidence and self love has increased so dramatically and I attribute that directly to CSS and all the staff does to support their students growth. My son has participated in the summer camps, conservatory classes, main stage productions and on the competition team and loves it all. I couldn’t recommend this studio more.
My 5 year old step daughter just finished her 1st performance in Shrek Jr. In the beginning of the class she was a little shy in front of the other kids. But by the end she came out of her shell and found her confidence. I have to give credit to the team of teachers, Ms. Kelsey, Ms. Reagan, Mr. Michael and the others, that work at Center Stage. They work very well with kids, the newbies and the seasoned, and all their different personalities. My step daughter cant wait for the next show and the summer camp that the studio offers. I can tell that all the staff at Center Stage care about all the kids and I can see us becoming part of the Center Stage family as so many other families have.