About Centre Stage

Centre Stage School of Dance was first established in 2000. It later became Centre Stage School of Performing Arts under the current owner and principle Laura Halley. After continued success and growth, in early 2015 Centre Stage moved into it's very own purpose built studio in Laindon, Basildon, Essex.

At Centre Stage our aim is to create an environment that allows each child to feel part of a big family and to really flourish. Students are encouraged to support one another in all that they do, making CSPA a school to be proud to be a part of. Whether the aspirations of the child are to take up a career in the performing arts or they simply enjoy it as a hobby, we offer knowledge and support for all.

Our Belief

We believe that the real benefits to the children come from performing in front of people on the big stage. With this is mind we have lots to offer throughout the year, including at least 2 full production shows (Summer & Christmas), various competitions, ISTD examinations (For which we have 100% pass rate) as well as visits from guest teachers and workshops. We also like to take "Family" trips out including discounted cinema tickets.

Centre Stage has won many trophies and awards. Including the 'Olympic Award' given by the Performers Stage Festival in 2012, a place in the final of 'Nations Best Dance Crew' 2013 and were nominated for several awards in the 2017 South England Entertainment Awards including 'Best Dance School. Lots of our students also see success by winning trophies and awards of their own. For the last two years we have had children performing in the Towngate Theatre's (Basildon) pantomime productions.

Dance is not only a great hobby and outlet for health and fitness but it also gives children key skills that can be transferred into other areas of life such as employment. Confidence, being and working as part of a team, communication and discipline are just some of the benefits.

We welcome new students at any time of the year, providing their desired class has space available. For any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.