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Providing Your Favorite Dance Classes


Are you eager to master the dance steps in ballet, hip hop, jazz, or tap? Center Stage Dance School in Corona, CA is the premier dance studio in the area with 30 years of experience. We are proud to say that our dance classes are among the best in the area. We are focused on teaching young dancers through a graded syllabus of dance steps appropriate for their respective levels. We are more of a performing studio rather than a competition dance studio. Recreational students perform two shows each year, in summer and winter. Our more serious student joins our dance company, the

Dance Theatre of Corona, which also performs Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker annually.



Listed Attributes Taught at Center Stage




Denise Derus, Artistic Director

Denise Derus, Artistic Director


Denise started her dance training in the Los Angeles area with Stanley Holden and completed

her training in London at the Royal Ballet School. During her time at the Royal, she was exposed to the ballet legends of our time; Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn and Natalia Makarov. Denise performed professionally for several years with dance companies in Europe before returning to the United States and dancing with ballet companies in San Diego and Denver. She performed in such ballets as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, and Scherherzade. She also performed in musicals and operas dancing in such favorites as My Fair Lady and the Can-Can in Orpheus in the Underworld. She was the owner of Dance Arts Center in Corona from which several students pursued careers in teaching and on stage professionally. Denise has taught dance for almost 30 years. She also is the Artistic Director for Dance Theatre of Corona which performs Nutcracker locally each Holiday Season.








Join Our Team


As part of our strong commitment to providing quality dance lessons, Center Stage Dance School is looking for experienced teachers or assistants to be part of our growing team. Individuals age 18 and above are qualified to apply. Please send your resume via email. For inquiries, kindly fill out the online contact form or call us at (951) 736-9866. We will get back to you as soon as possible.