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Center Stage Dance Studio
4385 Fountain Hills Drive # 501
Prior Lake, MN 55372



Penny Walter… Director Penny has over 40 years of experience with youth based performing arts groups such as Drill Team, Dance line, and Color guard. Her award winning groups have performed at the World Series and Super Bowl XXVII. Penny focuses her attention to the day to day operations of the studio, attending to the needs of the students and parents. With Center Stage entering its fifteenth year, she continues to be extremely proud of our friendly and nurturing family environment where children come first.. Welcome to Center Stage !

Lisa Broz Lisa has been dancing for the past 29 years and is entering into her 21st year of teaching. She has been trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, character, musical theatre, modern and Pointe at local studio’s, the U of M, and national dance conventions. Aside from teaching at Center Stage, Lisa has judged for Co. Dance and Star Light Competition around the United States. She is also listed with Klymaxx Dance Agency as a freelance choreographer and professional dancer. Lisa is an award winning choreographer. She has a unique talent of balancing the art of teaching dancers of all ages, as well as our highly recognized competitive lines. Lisa and her husband Chris continue to enjoy life with their children Kinley and Sierra where they too, dance at Center Stage and their son Finn.

Michelle Wanous Michelle has been dancing since the age of four and has taught for the past twenty-six years. She is an accomplished teacher in pre- school through Adult levels. Her specialties are Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Competition dance. Michelle also was a previous high school math teacher and dance team coach at Bloomington Jefferson. She currently is continuing her education career teaching elementary education. Michelle and her husband Mark have three children sons, Samuel and Tyler and daughter Abby.

Bekki Burnette Hanson Bekki has been teaching classical ballet for 35 years. Beginning ballet lessons at the age of seven, Bekki joined The Bristol Ballet Company as a soloist at the age of 12 and achieved the status of principal dancer by age 16. Notable mentors included Robert Joffrey (The Joffrey Ballet), David Howard (New York City Ballet), and Robert Barnett (The Atlanta Ballet). Bekki is trained in Balanchine, Cecchetti, and Vaganova methods. Bekki was part of the original CSDS staff from 2001-2007. She retired for a few years to spend more time with her family. Bekki returned to CSDS in 2012 and is thrilled to be reunited with the CSDS family.

Julie Malinosky Julie has been dancing for the past 33 years. Julie is starting her 19th year on the staff at CSDS. She trained at local dance studios in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Character, Kick line and POM, and was a performing line member for many years. During High School she was on the nationally ranked Eden Prairie POM squad and went on to dance at the U of M. Julie has performed at the Super bowl and appeared in both Nike and Fox Sports Net commercials. She graduated from the U of M with her license in Elementary Education. Julie and her husband Matt continue to enjoy life with their children Tony and Tara.

Kristen Lechner Kristen, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, she began dance at age 4 under the instruction of Michelle Wanous and Lisa Broz, and competition dance at age 5. While dancing in Center Stage Dance Studio’s performing lines, Kristen has been named Center Stage’s Jr. and Sr. Distinguished Dancer, Starlight Production’s Distinguished Performer, LA Dance Magic Teen and Senior Magic Performer, and Hall of Fame’s All Star Performer. Kristen was a teaching assistant since she was 14 and will be entering her 11th year teaching at the studio. Kristen has also been a teaching assistant for LA Dance Magic Con- ventions and a member of Breaking Boundaries Contemporary Dance Company. Kristen and her husband welcomed their first child, Jackson to their family!

Emily Powell Emily started dancing at the age of five and joined CSDS when it’s doors opened in 2001. She then danced competitively for six years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Elementary/Middle School Education with a minor in math. Emily is finishing her fifth year of teaching 7th/8th grade math. She is very excited to continue her combined passion for dance and teaching children at Center Stage.

Heather Krause With over 30 years of dance and cheer experience, Heather continues to be an active member in the dance community. Following her inten- sive 15 years of studio training, Heather continued her passion for dance as a member and choreographer for the Concordia University, NE dance team where she eventually returned as their dance team coach. Heather became a Minnesota Viking Cheerleader, with such honors as being named NFL’s Cheerleader of the Week, a two time calendar model, choreographer and was selected to travel with the MVC to Mexico to be an instructor and judge for UPA Americup, Mexico.
After retiring from the MVC she continue to perform and sat on the MN Vikings Cheerleader Executive Board. She is also an active judge for many regional dance competitions and continues to work in the modeling industry part time as well as teach piano.

Miranda Kunzer Miranda officially joined the Center Stage Teaching Staff in 2016. Graduating from St. Paul Conservatory, Miranda comes to us with a com- plete knowledge and understanding of all forms of dance. Being a former Center Stage competitive dancer Miranda has won outstanding awards at every compe- tition that she has attended. Miranda has been trained by our own CSDS staff and we are excited to have her join us for her fourth year teaching at Center Stage and we look forward to many more years to come.

Nicole Brown began her training at Dance Works Performing Arts Center, later finishing her last four years of High School as a pre-professional at Ballet Royale Minnesota. Nicole has also performed with Twin Cities Ballet and studied with Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Kansas City Ballet, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet on scholarship. She began her professional career with St. Paul Ballet in 2013, privileged to dance soloist roles including The Capitano in Peter Davison’s Bella Luna, Arabian in Clara’s Dream, and “Lise” in An American in Paris. Nicole is concluding her first season with Ballet Co. Laboratory this spring and plans to return for the 2019-2020 season. We are extremely happy that Nicole will also be returning for her third year to CSDS.

Kelsey Jutting started dancing at CSDS when it’s doors opened in 2001 and graduated in 2015. She recently graduated from Bethel University with a de- gree in Elementary Education, pursuing her dream of being a teacher. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family at the cabin, traveling, and of course, dancing! She is looking forward to being back on staff once again starting this fall. Center Stage is thrilled to have her returning back to her CSDS family.

Jennifer Dressel Jennifer is the office manager, responsible for student registration, student accounts, staff administrative support and will take care of any questions or concerns you might have. She continues to devote her time to the day to day operations supporting the staff at Center Stage. When not at the studio Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their puppy “Maggie”.

Tina O’Connell Tina helps out in the office and does the majority of rhinestoning on our performing line costumes. Tina’s full time job is teaching middle school. Her daughters Anna and Julia are competitive dancers; as a result, Tina finds herself immersed in all things competition dance. When not devoted to the dance world, Tina along, with her husband Matt enjoy watching their son Joey play baseball.


4385 Fountain Hills Drive, Suite #501 Prior Lake, MN 55372

“ We, at Center Stage Dance Studio, are committed to giving each student a solid dance education focusing on technique, musicality, and showmanship. Our classes are designed to provide a nurturing environment where each student is encouraged to reach their high- est potential. Our highly qualified staff leads structured, challenging classes that are full of creativity and enthusiasm.”

Class Descriptions

Preschool 3/4 45 minutes
• Basic Ballet and tumbling
• Two sessions – Fall & Spring
• Performance in studio at the end of the session.
4/5 years old 60 minutes
• Ballet & Tap
• Full year commitment
• Perform Ballet & Tap dance in Spring Recital
6-7 years old 60 minutes
• Ballet, Tap & Jazz
• Full year commitment
• Perform Ballet , Tap and Jazz dance in Spring Recital
8-9 years old 75 minutes
• Lyrical, Tap, and Jazz
• Full year commitment
• Perform Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance in Spring Recital
10-11 years old 75 minutes
• Lyrical, Tap and Jazz
• Full year commitment
• Perform Lyrical, Tap and Jazz dance in Spring Recital
12 & up 75 minutes
• Lyrical, Tap & Jazz
• Full year commitment
• Perform Lyrical, Tap and Jazz dance in Spring Recital
Hip Hop (8-9 & 10-11) 45 minutes
• Boys & girls
• Fundamentals of Jazz with a Music Vid- eo image
• Full year commitment
• Perform one dance in Spring Recital
Teen Hip Hop (12 –18) 45 minutes
• Boys & girls
• Fundamentals of Jazz with a Music Vid- eo image
• Full year commitment
• Perform one dance in Spring Recital
Pom Dance (6-12) 45 minutes
• High Energy Precision Dance utiliz- ing poms
• Full year commitment
• Perform one dance in Spring Recital
Beginning Pointe—invitation only
• Students are required to take two classical ballet level classes
• Basic principles of beginning Pointe work will be established.
• Full year commitment
• No Performance
Intermediate Pointe—invitation only
• Students are required to take two classical ballet level classes.
• Requires completion of beginning Pointe
• Master the basic principles of Pointe and beyond.
• Full year commitment
• Performs one dance in Spring Recital
Advanced Pointe—invitation only
• Student are required to take two classical ballet level classes.
• Requires completion of Intermediate Pointe
• Students will be executing intermediate principles of Pointe.
• Full year commitment
• Performs one dance in Spring Recital

Performing Companies

(Please contact the studio if you are interested in auditioning for our competitive teams.) By Audition Only Multiple Classes

Audition 2-Week Intensive 

This 2-week audition intensive will be held the weeks of July27th thru July 30th and August 3rd thru August 6th. Please contact the studio for specific times for each level.
• Full year commitment
• Perform at local competitions & qualifying nationals.
• Perform at all recitals


To register for fall classes, please fill out the enclosed registration card, complete with your choice of classes and a non- refundable $25.00 registration fee per student or $40.00 family
registration fee. Registrations and fee can be mailed to: Center Stage Dance Studio
4385 Fountain Hills Drive Suite #501, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Open House

The studio will be open for parents and dancers to come visit our new facility, register for summer & fall classes, purchase shoes and meet the staff on:

Aug. 27th  -   5:00-7:00 PM
Sept. 3rd   -   5:00-7:00 PM

Holiday Breaks

The studio will be closed for the
following holiday breaks. Please mark your calendars.

MEA BREAK -  Oct. 15th –Oct. 18th
THANKSGIVING - Nov. 25th - Nov. 29th
WINTER BREAK - Dec. 21st- Jan. 3rd
Martin Luther King Day - Jan. 18th
SPRING BREAK - Apr. 5th –April 11th
Easter Saturday - April 3rd
MEMORIAL DAY - May 29th - May 31st
Costumes for the Spring Recital are purchased by each student. Costumes are paid for in 3 Installments. The average cost of non- competitive costumes are $110.00-$130.00 per costume
*ALL COSTUMES include tights and accessories and are age appropriate. All alterations are included.
Below is a breakdown of the scheduled costume deposits and
final costume balance payment. Competition dancers will be noti- fied of their costume payments schedule following auditions.
There are no refunds on costumes.
 Hip HopAge 5Age 6 & Up
October 10th$30$75$100
November 10th$30$75$100
January 10thFinal BalanceFinal BalanceFinal Balance

Class Tuition

Tuition is due the first lesson of each month. If payment is not received by the 10th of the month a $30.00 late fee with be charged to your account. Regardless of the number of classes within a mont or student absences, tuition remains the same September thru June. May and June tuition will be charged and due by May 10th.

If for any reason your payment does not clear, your account will be assessed a $30.00 late fee along with bank fee charges.
No exceptions will be made.
• Any account that becomes delinquent for more than two months may result in the account being turned over to col- lection and removal of student from class until account is current.

45 minutes $ 75.00
1 hour  $ 85.00
1 ¼ hours  $ 95.00
1 ½ hours $105.00 
1 ¾ hours $110.00
2 hours$115.00 
2 ¼ hours $120.00 
2 ½ hours$125.00 
2 ¾ hours $130.00 
3 hours $135.00 
3 ¼ hours $137.00 
3 ½ hours $140.00 
3 ¾ hours $145.00 
4 hours $150.00 
4 ¼ hours $154.00 
4 ½ hours $158.00 
4 ¾ hours $160.00 
5 hours $162.00 
5 ¼ hours $166.00 
5 ½ hours $169.00 
5 ¾ hours $172.00 
6 hours $175.00 
6 ¼ hours $177.00 
6 ½ hours $181.00 
6 ¾ hours $183.00 
7 hours $186.00 
7 ¼ hours $188.00 
7½ hours $192.00 
7¾ hours $195.00 
8 hours / unlimited $200.00 


Good attendance is key to both individual and class pro- gress. Please notify the studio in advance if you must miss a class. Missed classes must be made up within one month of the missed class. There will be no make-up classes during the month of May or June.

Classroom Attire

Dancing, like many activities has its own characteristic apparel. All shoes, leotards and tights may be purchased at our dancewear shop located within the studio. Our re- quirements for dress are as follows:

Competitive Ballet Teams:

Black Leotard

Hair in Bun

All Pointe Classes:

Black Leotard

Hair in Bun

All Recreational Classes:

Dancers are required to wear ~


Example: Leotard, tights, crop tops, biker shorts, jazz pants or unitards. Hair pulled back away from face.

NO STREET CLOTHES Permitted in any recrea- tional or competitive dance classes.


All dancers must have their correct shoes by the start of their first class. Dancers can be sized and shoes pur- chased at our Open House. Our studio shoes are:

Ballet: Split sole pink ballets

Tap: Tan Strappy Tap (girls age 5 & up) Black Taps ( for boys)

Jazz: Tan split sole jazz shoes age 6 & up Black split sole jazz shoes (Boys)

Hip Hop: Black Jazz Sneakers

Lyrical: Tan half ballets

Pom Dance: Tan split sole jazz shoes

Performing Lines

Center Stage Dance is proud to provide the opportunity for dancers to dance at a competitive level. While par-ticipating in our competition program our instructors continue to give each dancer a solid dance education while enhancing each dancers level of performance technique and showmanship. Our competition staff prides itself on maintaining a positive learning environ- ment while teaching students the disciplines of competi-tion.

• Competition dance requires a higher level of com- mitment from dancers, parents and staff. Dancers are required to take additional ballet technique,
jazz/tap technique, and production classes along
with their team class.
• Competition team members will incur additional costs. These include costumes, makeup, competi-
tion fees and shoe expenses. We work hard to keep these costs as low as possible.
• Performing Lines compete at four nationally rank competitions which are held locally.
• Performing lines go to nationals every other year.
• Placement on a team is by audition only.
• All dancers who wish to audition must attend our summer audition intensives(s).

If you have any questions regarding our competition program, please call the Studio @ 952-895-3484.

Spring Recital

Our fully staged professional recital will be held in the month of June. This is the final celebration of the hard work that dancers, parents, instructors and staff together have achieved. All dancers in classes age five and up will perform in our recital. Details will follow regarding dress rehearsals and recital dates. We can not guar-antee that dancers in multiple classes or dancers with siblings that dance will have all their dances in the same recital.


Studio Pictures are taken in May for all classes at the studio by a professional photographer. Parents are un- der no obligations to purchase pictures. However, we do ask that you allow your son/daughter to participate in the class group pictures. Our specific picture date will be determined at a later time.

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