• Center Stage Dance Academy

    Poynette, WI

  • Center Stage Dance Academy (CSDA) is a professional dance academy located just 20 miles north of the Madison metro area. CSDA offers ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern and ballroom dance for ages ranging from 3 years to adult.


    The director and teacher, Erin McNamara, is a highly qualified instructor, whose enthusiasm and passion for dance infuses every class.

  • Supporting our 2020 Seniors

    "What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."

    Emily Lee

    I have danced with CSDA beginning when I was 6 years old and was a part of the original CSDA Excel team for two years in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. After participating in the Excel program, I stayed with the studio for a few more years before leaving to focus on Soccer; only to return to dance my Senior year. I am active in the HS Cross Country and HS Soccer programs; and in addition; I am a part of the HS Drama Club and National Honor Society. Some of my favorite things include being outdoors, summer camp, coffee, and being with friends. I plan to attend University of WI - Stevens Point in the fall with a focus on Water Resource Management in the College of Natural Resources.

    Mackenzie Davis

    Mackenzie is very stubborn, strong willed, determined and completely dedicated. Her heart is Beautiful and loves everyone important to her as deep as she can possibly. Her laugh is contagious and her blue eyes are truthful. I couldn't be any more proud of you and for taking on what the world has thrown your way in 2020. Its supposed to be the best year of your school life, and for as crappy of a situation you're going through, you are shining as bright as you can. Love you bunches and so so very proud of you! ❤ Mom

    She has only been a dancer with CSDA for two years. Her love of dance has always been there, but her confidence has allowed her to outshine what others thoughts are towards her. Erin has taught this even more to not only Mackenzie, but ALL her dancers.

    Tabitha Crase

    I plan on studying graphic design at Madison College so I can find a job that suits my love for art. She was involved in NHS and participated in the Jazz Band for 4 years as a saxophone player. Tabitha loved curling these last 4 years with Poynette. Tabitha is kind and humble. She volunteered her time often to the church with vacation bible school and Love Begins Here. Tabitha also volunteer for Poynettes Art club which explains her talent that won her CSDA's program/T-shirt three times. This would had been Tabitha's tenth recital with us. Tabitha was excited to share the stage with her friend Hope for her senior Solo/duet. She loves dancing with her friends and said she misses my hilarious and warming personality in class. She will also be missed. xxoo

    Shelby Reeder

    I plan to go to UW Platteville for elementary education and art :)

    Shelby is sweet, quiet and sarcastic. This would had been Shelby's tenth recital with us. She has only done Jazz but for her senior solo she chose to do Lyrical. She isn't afraid to take risk and try something new. Shelby was in FFA all 4 years of High School. Her Junior year she was treasurer on the officer team. She said she always intended to be in art club every year but forgot to go. She was in both school and club volleyball, definitely her favorite sport. She has a huge love for dogs, especially hers.

    Maddie O'Mara

    My plans after high school is to go to Edgewood college and major in nursing. My Senior year I joined color guard. I wanted to join ever since I was a freshman but was too scared. Then I just went for it and made the tryouts. I enjoy traveling very much and already have many trips planned for the future. I enjoy being outside, hiking, fishing, boating, photography and just being with people in general.

    Maddie is kind, giving, and funny. This would had been Maddie's twelfth recital with us. She was very excited about her senior solo; she said she wanted to take a risk and go outside her comfort zone. When Maddie is excited you can literally feel her happiness. She is an "all in" kind of person. She is a hard worker and takes pride in being so.