Center Stage Dance Studio About Us

About CSDS


Center Stage Dance Studio aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive space. We provide quality dance instruction that is both educational and inspirational to dancers of all ages. From recreational dance to serious study, correct technique is always encouraged. We teach with positive reinforcement and believe that our students learn best in a supportive environment. We have a studio where dancers of any age can feel part of an extended family - a safe space for dancers to learn and explore their passion for dance.


You can fail here. At Center Stage, we believe in championing all of our students, even in the moments they don’t feel successful. We aim to encourage each dancer at every level throughout their wins and their losses. We know that being a great dancer is so much more than kicks, turns, and leaps: along with excellent technique, we teach life skills, dealing with setbacks, overcoming obstacles, and building confidence and self-esteem. Our hope is this will enable our dancers to be great leaders, and more importantly, amazing teammates. 


We know that every dancer has their own timeline. Our goal is to tailor their dance journey to fit their needs without telling them where they ‘should’ be. We strive to listen and learn from our dancers and continuously develop so we offer what our students want and need. Center Stage puts intensive effort into staying on top of the latest dance techniques and technical tools so that when our students come to our classes, they can trust they are getting the absolute best training in the best facility. 


We are proud to have a studio with the finest equipment for our dancers. Our studio is 12,000 square feet, with seven state-of-the-art dance rooms. All of our rooms include custom marley covered sprung floors, full-length mirrors, and the best available sound systems! We have a kids cafe, lounge, girls' locker room, and study room. With our faculty, we have truly built this studio into what it is today. We hope to be a home away from home for our dancers. We are committed to personally investing in our students and the physical space we offer them. We are excited to be celebrating over 30 years of dance education in Northfield! 

Center Stage Dance Studio Office
Center Stage Dance Studio Room


Center Stage Dance Studio Recital

Located in Northfield, Ohio, just 30 minutes south of Cleveland, our dance studio is in a convenient spot for all dancers in Northeast Ohio. Center Stage Dance Studio was founded in 1988 by owner Sherry Federan. Center Stage began as a single room with only 45 students. Thanks to her dedication and the hard work of her family and faculty, our studio has grown to the size and caliber it is today. 


Despite CSDS’ growth, we continue to offer the same individual attention and dedication we had in 1988. With Sherry’s son Mitchel now taking over as Dance Studio Director, we have continued to stay a family business with values that make our dancers feel like they can have a home away from home. We are grateful to our community for being a part of our legacy and continuing the tradition of excellence.


At Center Stage Dance Studio we know that dancers who make an impact in their communities and the industry at large are those who have stellar talent AND incredible kindness. We firmly believe that young people are the key to a better future, and we are so honored to teach our amazing students with this in mind. We know that our students have power in their talents and in their words. Our goal in the 2021/2022 dance year is to foster a class environment that promotes building each other up and putting humanity first in our plans to make this season the best one yet.