• Instructors

  • ERIN MCNAMARA

    Owner & Dance Instructor

    Ms Erin has danced since the age of 5, having received advanced training in Chicago, New York, Hollywood, and Scottsdale. At the age of 19, Erin started dancing professionally with the Grounding Point Dance Company out of Scottsdale, Arizona. During her senior year at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Erin opened Center Stage Dance Academy of Poynette.

     

    Since then Ms. Erin has dedicated herself to teaching her students to succeed in dance and in life. . For over 19 years, CSDA has taught hundreds of dancers the joy and craft of dancing while equipping their dancers with the confidence, grit, kindness and respect to fully maximize their opportunities in both dancing and life.

    JENNIFER K. MOORE

    Dance Instructor

    Jennifer has a combined total of over 15 years experience teaching dance. She has been dancing since the age of three and earned a Dance degree from the University of Iowa along with a Linguist degree in 1999. After serving in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, she returned to school to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 2005. Since then, she has worked as an educator - teaching physical education, health and dance in public school systems in Oklahoma & North Carolina. She puts her heart and soul into her choreography and into passing along her vast knowledge and passion of dance to her students. Jennifer has two boys of her own and is a dedicated volunteer in our community.

    SAMANTHA SOPHA

    Dance Instructor

    Samantha has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has preformed in many on stage performances including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Peter Rabbit as well as performed at the half time show at the Gator Bowl. At this moment she is finishing up her training for progressive ballet technique. Along with teaching Ballet, Jazz and Pointe at CSDA she stays busy chasing around her 9 year old son!

     

    Ms Sam has accepted an offer to a program in New Mexico. This opportunity will last one year and will be giving her work experience in a very prestigious laboratory; along with a scholarship to help pay for this amazing educational opportunity. This program is also offering her the opportunity to study with their Preforming Arts Dance Studies Program.

    We are excited for you and will see you in a year. Always dream big, stay focused and MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN. We love you. xxoo CSDA

    Shawna Armstrong

    Dance Instructor

    Shawna started dancing at the age of three at a local studio in Madison, WI. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. Shawna received her first scholarship at 12 years old and had the opportunity to perform in the national Danny Hoctors Faculty Show with his touring dance convention. At 13, she traveled to LA to dance on scholarship at Joe Tremaine's studio in Hollywood, CA. She also performed in many competitions across the United States winning regional and national titles. At 14 she started teaching dance in various levels and age groups. And by 15 she landed her first industrial job touring Denmark and Russia with Stagestruck Productions. The following year she again toured with them to Denmark, Russia and also to Alaska. Shawna has had the opportunity to perform all over the United States and Europe. She has also done commercials, tv shows, and have been an extra in several films. She has worked with Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Jackie Sleight, Marcea Lane, Dave Carter, Mia Michaels, Savin Glover, Michael Rooney, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Tony Coppola, Scott Fowler, and Liz Imperio. These are only a few of the several amazing individuals she has had the pleasure to work with. She says, "she is so blessed to be apart of this career for so long and thankful for all the opportunities she has had."