Center Stage dancers continue to shine in competitions

  • Center Stage Dance Academy's ENVISION earned multiple first-place awards at the recent Hall of Fame Dance Challenge at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

    Center Stage Dance Academy's ENVISION earned multiple first-place awards at the recent Hall of Fame Dance Challenge at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Courtesy of Center Stage Dance Academy

  • Soloist Tyler Nowotnik took first place overall at the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge April 13-15 in St. Charles.

    Soloist Tyler Nowotnik took first place overall at the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge April 13-15 in St. Charles. Courtesy of Center Stage Dance Academy

  • Center Stage Dance Academy recently brought home top honors from six regional competitions this spring.

    Center Stage Dance Academy recently brought home top honors from six regional competitions this spring. Courtesy of Center Stage Dance Academy

 
Submitted by Center Stage Dance Academy
Posted4/30/2012 12:20 PM

Center Stage Dance Academy in Huntley has brought home top honors in a number of recent Chicago area dance competitions.

Its ENVISION Dance Company has performed 18 numbers in six regional competitions over the last two months. The Huntley studio's competition teams formed in 2008 with a small group of dancers and has grown to 41 students and shown improvement.

 

Competing against studios from all over the Midwest, CSDA performed at MOVE, Celebration Talent Competition, LA Dance Magic, Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance Competition, Bravo! National Dance & Talent Competition, and Hall of Fame Dance Challenge in February, March, and April.

The ENVISION team consistently earns high scores among all age groups.

Most recently at the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge April 13-15 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, CSDA competed against 48 other studios for a total of 1,063 entries. ENVISION received eight first-place Platinums, eight Platinums, one first-place High Gold and one High Gold, in addition to eight Judge's Choice Awards, including two Precision Awards and a Choreography Award.

Soloist Tyler Nowotnik competed against 47 other soloists and took first place overall, a Precision Award and best in the Contemporary category.

In May 2011, the studio was selected as part of the Disney Performing Arts program to perform a 25-minute show at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., in November 2011.

"I could not be happier with the progress our teams have made over the last three years," said Debbie Nowotnik, CSDA's owner and artistic director.

"It is exciting to have so many people come forward to compliment our company and our performances. I remember when we were complimenting other studios and saying, 'Wow, we want to be like them.' Now other studios are saying that about ENVISION!"

Center Stage Dance Academy in Huntley is committed to providing professional dance training to all its participants at every level of dance. For information, contact Debbie Nowotnik, Center Stage Dance Academy owner and artistic director, at (847) 669-2510 or info@danceatcsda.com, or visit [URL]www.danceatcsda.com;http://www.danceatcsda.com[URL].[/URL]