Dance academy

The ICONIC Center Stage Dance Academy recital will take place this Saturday evening

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – This Saturday evening, May 7, countless hours of hard work and dedication will pay off for the students of Center Stage Dance Academy (CSDA).

The “ICONIC” dance recital honors icons old and new in the music industry. The theme of the show is exciting for CSDA owner Kaitlyn Sutton.

“I’m so excited about the theme of this show and it was a joy to work with my dancers to build it,” Sutton said. “A lot of songs they’ve heard before, but there are a few songs and artists that my young dancers didn’t know about. I think it’s important to keep my dancers well informed not only about the new era of music, but also to give them an understanding of the past era.

Dance lessons began for these girls last August, and preparations for this recital began in late January, and Sutton understands the commitment to prepare for Saturday night’s performance.

“I really have the best girls,” Sutton remarked. “Not only are they talented in dancing, but the light each one brings to a room is amazing. They’ve worked so hard this year and I can’t wait to see them take the stage and shine.

The CSDA can now be considered iconic in the Greater Coosa Valley. The dance academy has been nominated and voted the best locally owned and operated business of 2022. It’s an achievement that makes Sutton humble.

“This award has reinforced the support that not only comes from my dancing family, but from the whole community,” Sutton said. “I am so blessed and grateful to the parents who share their lovely children with me and to this wonderful community who believe in my program.”

Sutton also pointed out that a few other talented local icons will perform at the recital with Miss Sylacauga 2022 Lacey Wood as well as musician Patrick Barnett on stage.

“It’s a show not to be missed!”

The recital will take place in the auditorium of Sylacauga High School (SHS). Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the ICONIC show is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $15 if purchased in advance and $20 on site.