Unlock Unleash Control is a specifically designed program for the dancer who wants more! This program is not only unique to Centre Stage Dance Studio but also to the dance studio industry at large.
203-715 Fischer Hallman Rd
Kitchener, ON N2E 4E9
(second floor of the RBC/Wild Wing building)
I can’t recommend the Pilates classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio enough. Each class is different and the activity is quietly vigorous: you get a full body workout but you leave the class feeling like you’ve had a massage. It builds muscle definition, strength and balance. Great for anyone at any level.
I take the adult Hip Hop Bootcamp class and love it! Since starting the class I have seen my flexibility improve and my confidence in doing activities outside of my comfort zone shift and it's safe to say I can learn a routine and perform it. I look forward to the class every week - it's a good workout, while being fun at the same time and it's also good 'me' time. I love that it shows my girls that you are never too old to do something and that it involves me in their dance in a new way.
Hip Hop Bootcamp is lots of fun, laughs and a good workout too!
When my kids got a little older I decided it was time to do something for myself again, so I've been attending Pilates classes with Miss Donna for the last 5 years and I love it! I would describe yoga as mostly relaxation, whereas Pilates can be a really good workout (although you can go at your own pace). Maybe you've got an ache or pain or maybe you're not good at certain types of exercises but you don't have to feel like you're being judged :) Miss Donna never does the same class twice, so I'm never bored and I'm amazed that she's still teaching us new moves after all these years! In addition to the physical benefits, I also feel that it helps me de-stress after a long day at the office. There are a number of "regulars", so it has also provided an opportunity for social connections. I came as a walk-in guest one Tuesday evening and I've never looked back! I definitely feel like I've gained a number of benefits and intend to continue doing Pilates for many years to come.
I love love love the Pilates classes at Centre Stage. I have been taking them for over a decade and Donna is by far the absolute BEST instructor I have ever encountered. I have had the chance to experience a number of different classes and instructors over many years but I have stayed with Donna because she truly cares about your class experience and needs. She is amazing at coaching you through each move and talking you through correct form and posture as well as teaching you how to breathe properly and for the greatest benefit. She is knowledgeable and knows first hand what it's like to have physical issues, problems or recoveries. The care and direction you receive from Centre Stage Pilates classes is by far the best I have ever experienced. Thanks for years of helping me to improve!
I can't recommend the Pilates classes at Centre Stage Dance Studio enough. Each class is different and the activity is quietly vigorous: you get a full body workout but you leave the class feeling like you've had a massage. It builds muscle definition, strength and balance. Great for anyone at any level.
Sandi S.My daughter auditioned for the Integrated Arts Program at Eastwood last week and we found out tonight that she was accepted. I fully believe that it is due to the technique and guidance she has received from you and the UUC dance program. While she has danced for 8 years I think her skills and technique have improved greatly since joining your studio. She has many opportunities with your studio and truely enjoys going to dance. Her ballet skills were tested at her audition and she felt rather comfortable with doing what she has learned from you. Being the only one in the large group to know all the steps they were asked to perform.We appreciate all that you have and continue to do for my daughter.
In the past two years of private pilates classes with Donna I have seen great relief from the mobility issues I was experiencing related to my Lupus. I now can go for longer walks with greater stability and far less pain. I appreciate Donna's support and encouragement toward achieving my goals.
When I brought my daughter to dance at UUC I had no idea that the studio would also have positive effects on me. I have attended the Ballet bootcamp and it has brought a lot of joy in my life. It has helped a great deal with my posture and shoulder soreness. The class makes me feel energized and inspired. My favourite part of the class is the barre work. I also enjoy the choreography.
I thoroughly enjoy taking class at UUC and CSDS.There are so many benefits to the classes here; body awareness, acceptance and transformation - it all happens in every class.Donna is so good at focusing is on each of us through the whole class without making you feel like you are pointed out and because of that, I push myself to work hard and build on each move/exercise - and when you actually work, you feel the burn for days!The classes are offered on different days and at varied times so that there is definitely something for every schedule. You just lose yourself in it and you leave feeling emotionally capable and physically empowered.
I really enjoy the Adult ballet class. I had taken a previous class at another place and was not satisfied with it at all. This class has given me what I was looking for. I like the fact it is a challenging class, fifteen min in your breaking a sweat. I'm taking this class as a way to break out of my comfort zone. Also as a base to starting a healthier lifestyle. I chose the ballet class as a way to improve my flexibility which I can already tell is working. My ultimate goal is to lose twenty to thirty pounds over time while increasing flexibility through stretching and movement. I'm not very confident doing the centre work and in my mind I feel a little awkward while doing it, but Miss Donna makes it welcoming and friendly. Also everyone I've met in class has been wonderful. I enjoy the class immensely I think everything is great. Keep up the good work.
What is Ballet Boot Camp with Miss Donna?
Grunt work: Solid core exercises intermixed with fundamental barre work push my muscles to unexplored extremes, leaving me feeling both exhausted yet so much stronger…so satisfying!
Centre work: New steps and matching arms often challenge these weary old limbs, to say nothing of my balance. Yet somehow I always come away feeling that, even for a moment or two, I have DANCED!
My favourite thing: To watch (and respond to) a superb teacher in action, unfailingly upbeat and supportive when we are at our most ungainly…I always float home full of warmth and good humour.
Carole L.As a little girl I had always dreamed to take ballet classes but my family did not have the financial ability to support this dream.And now at the age of 39 I'm learning ballet, who would have thought?The first few classes were extremely difficult, muscles I never knew I had were sore. What I love about this class is that it doesn't get easier because Miss Donna keeps challenging us.I feel really energized and proud of what I am able to accomplish after each class. Miss Donna really cares about each of her students. She doesn't just show us the movements and expect us to copy it, she actually helps and explains each movement and how it is done properly and where we should feel it, so as to avoid any injuries.I am extremely grateful to Miss Donna and the classes she offers.
I have been taking pilates at Centre Stage for over 12 years now and am still going strong. Miss Donna keeps me fit and flexible and centred. The studio provides a lovely and relaxing atmosphere as Miss Donna expertly guides and encourages the class as we move and breathe through the poses and stretches. I always feel 10 feet tall at the end of every class.
The dance program at UUC is fantastic! Miss Donna provides an energetic and positive environment for her dancers reach their goals. Miss Donna is a great role model and genuinely assists each dancer in reaching their full potential. Our daughter has made friends that will last a lifetime!
This is my daughter’s second year with UUC and I continue to be amazed at the progress she has made since starting there. She would lose interest quickly after enrolled in classes, but that changed with UUC. Since starting at UUC, I’ve not only seen improvements in my daughter’s dancing abilities, stamina, strength, poise and elegance but have also seen her self-confidence sky rocket and her interest in dance change into a true love of dance. I can’t say enough about the PMT class, she loves it and it has given her the flexibility, posture and strength she needs to perform her ballet so beautifully.