• 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 2022 Seniors

    "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you" B.B. King

    Ava Brickson

    Photo Credit: Grace and Colon Photography

    AVA: 2022 marks my 12th year as a CSDA dancer - which is beyond crazy to think about. Throughout my dance career, I've mainly stuck to tap and jazz; though in my final year I've branched out to ballet and contemporary to try something new. Both Jen and Erin are incredibly supportive, sweet, and continuously push me to be the best version of myself, whether that be inside or outside of the studio. Although I may not have been as heavily involved with dance compared to others, CSDA will always hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget how incredible my experience here has been.

    I plan to attend either UW-La Crosse or UW-Eau Claire in the fall of 2022 as a biology major. I've always been very passionate about science and the natural world, and I'm excited to what the future holds for me.


    Erin: CSDA will always remember Ava as the light in the room. She has this infectious smile and personality. She is sweet, VERY FUNNY, kind and not afraid of a risk. I, Erin, am so thankful she decided to do her senior solo with me. I love how big she makes me laugh and how genuine she is with her heart. CSDA looks forward to see her spread her wings and fly. Ava is so incredibly special and I know she will continue to make a difference in this world. Love you peanut. xxoo

    Ashia Meister

    Photo Credit: Grace Ann Photography

    Riley Kluz

    Photo Credit: Hayley Pauli Photography

    Gemma Buss

    Photo Credit: Fernandez Foto