Photography: Dave Moore

Welcome to Central Studios’s 2016-2017 dance season! The Central studio Team is ready to dance and grow with you through  new classes, exciting performances and new events. We look forward to a wonderful season with you and your children!


Central Studio has two performances scheduled for 2016-2017 dance season, Saturday January 28th, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Save those dates!)  

The Winter Concert is Polie and Scarlett’s Fantastic Adventure, the sequel to Winter 2016 Concert, Scarlett’s Journey Home  written by our own Mary Ellen Bryan. Each class will have their very own song and cast of characters that work within the story.  

The spring concert is a showcase of dance pieces reflect the full year of students work and development.

Performance Track:

This season’s class offerings include Performance Track classes open to all students interested in performing in the 2016-2017 concert series. Interested students commit to concert participation at the beginning dance season and classes close to new students on November 1st, 2016. Performance Track classes include regular class time, additional rehearsal time, as well as a full rehearsal schedule leading up to performances.  Rehearsal schedules are based on age and level with lighter rehearsal schedules for our youngest dancers.  If for any reason a student cannot perform, please inform the teacher as soon as possible and understand that classes will include at least 20 minutes of rehearsal time, typically at the end of each class.

Performance track requirements:

  • $60 performance fee per performer per season. This fee covers costume use as well cleaning and restocking of all costumes used by the student throughout the season, teacher compensation for extra rehearsal time, and performance t-shirt.

  • Consistent class attendance. Students in performance track classes may miss no more than one class per month in order to perform in concerts. Additional absences due to illness, injury or family emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis and student participation will be at the discretion of the teacher. We will alway accommodate each student to the best of our ability.  

  • Dress rehearsal attendance  on Friday, January 27, 2017  (time to be determined)

  • Shows January 28th, 2017 - 2:30pm and 6pm performance time

  • Commitment date November 1st, 2016

  • Commitment forms and performance fee are due November 1st, 2016.  Forms and payments can be completed online or in person at the studio.

Technique Classes:

Youth program dance classes are open to all students at any time. With a focus on technique, these classes provide a great opportunity for all students to learn new skills and improve existing skills.

Super Saturdays:

The Central Studio team is committed to holistic dance education and Super Saturdays provide educational enrichment opportunities for our young dancers.  Our Youth Program dancers will enjoy offsite local dance company performances as well as special events at Central Studio. Carpooling options for off site events will be available to students as needed for your convenience. Parents are encouraged to attend Super Saturday events. Please see our Events Calendar at  for for more information. Ticket pricing and event admission details to follow.  Check the front desk for sign up postings.

Shoes and Attire:  

Ballet and Tap classes require specific dance shoes. We know kids feet grow quickly and shoes can get expensive, so we have designed a shoe trade system to help.  When it is time for your child to go up a shoe size, check in at the front desk to see if  an appropriate pair of shoes is available.  If so, trade your child’s current shoes for a pair that fits at no charge. While we cannot guarantee to have your child’s size, we do our best to help as many families as possible.  

Appropriate attire for all classes includes close fitting, comfortable, flexible and stretchy clothing.  Fitted stretchy clothing allows teachers to view your child’s body alignment and allows for freedom of movement in class.  We encourage leotards and tights in all levels of dance classes.   

The Central Studio Team is happy to assist with any additional questions you may have  regarding dance shoes and attire. Ballet and Tap shoes and dance attire can be purchased through both local and online retailers included in the list below.

Local Dance Suppliers:

Dance Bag

64 Four Seasons Shopping Center

Chesterfield, MO 63017


Head To Toe Dancewear

200 West Argonne Dr.

Kirkwood MO 63122


Online Dance Supply Retailers:

Central Studio Online Store- 

Discount Dance Supply-

Weissman Dance Supply -

Limited Schedules:  

Central Studio  has several  breaks throughout the year including  Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. We offer a  limited schedule during breaks depending on projected class attendance.  Please check our website, facebook page and email to receive schedule updates.

Youth Program Class Payments:  

Central Studio offers a variety of class payment options to best fit individual family needs.  

  • Monthly Tuition: Packages of 1-4 classes per week, all classes must be used within one month from the date of purchase.
  • Class Card: Packages of 6, 8 or 12 classes for use within one calendar year from date of purchase.  
  • Drop in Rate: Classes may be purchase one at a time. Drop in class fee $14.

Our system tracks all of your classes, no need for physical cards, just sign in at the front desk before class and we’ll take care of the rest.  We’ll send you reminders via e-mail when it’s time to renew your monthly tuition and class cards. You may also view your account and purchase classes online.


Central Studio uses e-mail as the primary source of communication.  Please be sure we have your current e-mail address in order to learn about Central Studio events, receive scheduling updates, program details, and receive payment receipts.  Current class schedules, event posters, performance information, and flyers about upcoming events are located on site at our News Corner.




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