Since founding Centre Stage Dance Studio in February 2000 April Pickering has seen her student numbers go from about thirty to over two hundred.
April has been dancing since the age of 3. Over the years she has performed at numerous concerts, shows and eisteddfods. She has also taught dance classes at Elderslie High School and Wollondilly Anglican College. Currently, she teaches students from Macarthur Anglican School.
As Principal, it is April’s uncompromising professionalism that stimulates CSDS students to achieve. And achieve they do, often winning the highest marks in exams and eisteddfods.
CSDS’s accounts department and reception desk run smoothly, primarily as a result of the efforts of Simon Harley, Miss Godwin and Miss Free.
Simon is our accounts controller and deals with all things financial. You will find Miss Godwin and Mss Free on the CSDS reception desk.
Always willing to help with a friendly smile, you can rely on each member of the CSDS staff to get you the information and assistance that you need.
In the dance studio environment, April encourages discipline, respect and mutual support among her students and teachers. And yet, the atmosphere is fun, friendly and nurturing.
Dance teachers use approved syllabi including BAL (Ballet Australasia Limited) GWT (Glen Wood Tap) and BDA (British Dance Association).
CSDS offers two modern, custom-designed, air conditioned studios as well as a singing room. Dance classes take place on fully sprung dance floors with wall to wall mirrors. Studios are fully equipped with ballet Barres and built in professional sound systems. As well as a comfortable waiting room, CSDS has tea and coffee making facilities, snacks and drinks, limited off street parking and convenient street parking.
Principal - Miss April
As well as dealing with all the responsibilities of principal, Miss April teaches Pre Junior, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Boys’ Stomp and solo lessons.
Simon Harley, Tarni Godwin and