In the Shine Program your dancer (age 11-teen) is blossoming into a confident dancer and young lady. She often owns the stage with fieceness as she relies on her skills she has worked so hard to develop. She feels a sense of belonging with her dance besties. Under the guidance of their dedicated instructors, these dancers influece each other to be their best. They have fun, work hard, commit, and to truly SHINE.

The Shine Core Program is divided into levels based off of age, experience, and skill level. Students may start at any time within this program but must show mastery of their level before promotion to the next. With regular attendance, your child will thrive and should be able to progress from one level to the next each year.

The Shine Core Curriculum: Each class includes Ballet, Jazz, Contemorary

Shine Ballet: Comprised of the award winning American Ballet Theater curriculum. This curriculum builds upon a strong foundation emphasizing growth in strength and technique. Understanding of musicality is developed. Understanding and execution of correct terminology and technique is required. Mastery of movement is expected. Pointe is introduced for some dancers in levels 5 and 6. Advanced pointe work is developed in levels 7 and 8. Advanced dancers in Shine Ballet are eligible for pointe solos and lead roles.

Shine Jazz: Utilizing our proven jazz curriculum, students learn kicks, turns, leaps, and combinations. As dancers progress through Shine jazz, advanced and complex choreography is introduced and mastered and memory retention is increased. Dancers explore different styles of jazz including jazz funk, lyrical jazz, and classical jazz. Choreography is challenging and encourages dancers to grow.

Sparkle Contemporary: Working with the hottest choreographers of today such as Travis Wall, Teddy Forance, and Kathryn McCormick, Centre Stage has partnered with CLI Studios to bring your child the very best that dance has to offer. Your child will learn rise and fall, expression, emotion, and endurance coupled with challenging and creative choreography through this award winning program. Portraying feelings and story telling is explored and understood by Shine Dancers who are ready for this emotional outlet in their lives. They learn to “leave it on the dance floor” as they grow into mature movers capable of intensity and depth.

All Shine Core Dancers will showcase 2 routines in December and again in June. Shine dancers will have celebration and level assessments in July with advancements each August.

Shine Elective Curriculum:

Shine Tap: The advanced levels from the Al Gilbert method are utilized for Shine Tap. “Uncle Al” is considered to be one of the all time greats of tap theory and tap teaching. His graded technique and choreography allow teen dancers to progress and be pushed. Musicality and rythym are turned into pure art as dancers feet learn to fly with intricate footwork and combinations. In addition, our Shine Tap Dancers will work with choreography from tap greats such as Mike Minery from CLI Studios.

Shine Acro: Your Shine Dancer will get the benefits of the highly acclaimed and celebrated Acrobatic Arts curriculum. In the upper levels of dance, acrobatic skills are absolutely necessary. Through the acrobatics arts curriculum, your dancer will safely learn the skills necessary to put the extra wow into her other dance routines. In order to allow maximum time for skill mastery, shine acro is a technique class only and will not learn seperate choreography for recitals.

Shine Hip Hop: Set to today’s hottest music, your Shine Dancer will drop it like it’s hot. These fast paced classes allow your dancers the opportunity to cut loose and have fun while they WERK it! As always, all our programs are always family friendly and age appropriate.