Why we do what we do

Students and their families share their experiences

What are people learning at the Academy?

 We asked them to share their experience with us, and these are their answers. This is why we do what we do!

“Grace has had a wonderful experience at the academy! She has been treated with so much love and kindness and has been challenged artistically in many areas. The school staff works incredibly hard to give each child an amazing experience and are highly skilled in their craft and teaching skills. Thank you CenterPoint Academy!”

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“i love that i’m not just a putting on a shoe. i’m gaining experience and i’m making friends. i feel safe and welcome at cpt and i am so glad to finally have a place where a can be my weird self!”

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“Before putting my daughter in acting she was terribly shy. Centerpoint has helped her to come out of that shyness and express herself. She talks about how much she loves acting all of the time. It has really helped her confidence as well as put a consistent smile on her face. We love centerpoint.”

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“This has been such a building block and foundation for Rachel, she has learned more than singing and acting skills, she has developed good traits and qualities like integrity, being responsible for ones actions and promises. She has learned how to work as a team, gain confidence, how to speak for herself. Probably the most impactful part has been the friends she has made, good kids and even better teachers. She feels safe and comfortable and wants to be a part of something greater than herself.”

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“I absolutely love the academy. I look forward to it every week! I feel welcomed and safe there. It lets me showcase my talents and I thank them for that. I’m never judged there as I just love the academy. The directors are AMAZING! Sure do love the academy!”

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“My daughter has been involved with the academy for a few years now. Not only has she had the opportunity and direction to grow and develop her talents but she has grown as a person. She has learned the value of friendship and support of her peers. She has learned the value of each and every person in a production. There are no small parts…! She has gained strength and courage in her ability to be in front of an audience speaking and performing. Her self esteem has blossomed. I appreciate so much the love and attention all of the instructors give the kids in helping them to express themselves and be the best they can be!”

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“My daughter has always been very shy and nervous around people. We put her in theatre classes last year and have seen such an amazing difference in her confidence over the past year. She is more vocal with other people, she is starting to break out of her shell and gain some confidence. She loves being able to be with other kids who are all cheering each other one, and we have enjoyed seeing her grow and are excited to see her growth continue.”

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“This is our second year at Centerpoint Academy and we absolutely love it! I love how positive and kind the instructors are. They build self confidence in these kids, something that they will carry with them throughout their lives. I also love how they teach the kids self reliance. The kids are learning responsibility and accountability.”

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“Centerpoint Academy is the best place on earth. Maybe even better than Disneyland. Seriously. For the past five years I have become more confident in performing, my abilities and most important, I have made bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. The instructors are so loving and accepting of everyone who takes the class. They have taught me so much about performing, acting, inspiring the audience, and most importantly they have taught me how to be a better person. I am so thankful for Academy and for all the wonderful experiences that I’ve gotten out of it.”

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“i LOVE centerpoint academy. 1/2 of my friends like BEST friends are from centerpoint. i have so much fun and i have learned so much. i’m so grateful for centerpoint academy💜

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“I love having the opportunity to be in a show every year because at the age I am there’s not very much shows with someone my age and gender in it. I also love being able to meet tons of new people. the people I meet at academy are truly my best friends I spend way more time with them then anyone at school. If I didn’t have the academy I don’t know where I’d be in my acting career. I couldn’t express how thankful I am for the Centerpoint academy.”

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“The academy has been so good for me! I have gained so many awesome friends through this program! I have gain more confidence and have learned so much from all of the teachers! Everyone is supportive and it is a great environment!”

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“I have come out of my shell so much during these past few years and I have made so many friendships as well.”

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“Well, l have loved seeing my daughter grow in her talents! We have loved the opportunities that Centerpoint has given her. My heart always swells as l watch her perform & do what she loves to do. I am grateful for the teachers and all the hard work they put into the shows. It would be so great to have a better sound system in the Black Box theater!!”

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“My experience in the academy is one that words can barely describe. I’ve loved it so much. Aside from learning how to be a better actor, I’ve learned how to be a better person. The environment there is so friendly, loving, and inviting. You’re surrounded by kids who have gone and are going through the things you are. I’ve made lifelong friends there. I always look forward to academy day because I get to go to a non-judgemental place where I can just be myself. I couldn’t be happier with it and recommend it to anyone who loves the theatre. Thank you.”

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“Recently Katie was required to give an oral presentation in her AP English class. Many of the students struggled with the assignment because they felt self-conscious and uncomfortable speaking in front of the class, and lost points on the assignment. Katie, however, received a 7 out of 6. She and I discussed how her experiences on stage have given her confidence and poise in a public setting. She was able to transfer her skills from theater to the classroom setting, and will utilize them throughout her future career and community endeavors. We are grateful for the skills and talents Katie has been able to learn and polish through her classes and theater productions at Centerpoint Academy.”

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“I have loved the past three years with the academy! When I first joined I was this shy little girl that was terrifyied of everything. Once I started I was super nervous, I felt so loved my every single person in my cast. They welcomede with open arms. Doing the shows brought me out of my comfort zone and helped me become a more outgoing person. I would highly recommend signing your kid up for Centerpoint Academy!”

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“I can’t even put into words how Centerpoint Academy has positively affected my daughter. She has ALWAYS loved acting and for several years we had bounced around from program to program trying to find her a home where she could grow into the performer she had inside. Nothing ever fit, until we found Centerpoint. This well oiled machine has completely transformed my daughter. The safety she feels there – physically and emotionally – has brought out pieces of her I didn’t even know were there. The instructors treat her as their own and it is such a comfort to me that while she is there, she is loved, supported and pushed to grow just as she is at home. We always joke that Centerpoint is her second-home and I’m so grateful it is. There is no place she would rather be and I couldn’t ask for anything more from this amazing program :)”

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“Lillian has had so much fun at CenterPoint! She is in her second year with the academy and has been to their summer camp for two years in a row. She has made so many friends and has learned so much about theater. She wants to continue on with CenterPoint forever she says. She loves all of the instructors that she has had. I love their small class sizes and shows that include one cast, unlike other theater academies Lillian has been in that have multiple casts for each part. We have had such a great experience and plan to stay with CenterPoint for a very long time!”

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“We are beyond impressed with Centerpoint Academy! We tell everyone we can to enroll their kids because the environment, instructors, opportunities, and concern for the individual are just outstanding. While we like organized sports and our kids frequently participate in them, it is sometimes frustrating to see coaches that yell at the kids or will only play the best players so the team can win, while often disregarding the learning opportunities that all of the kids could enjoy. Centerpoint Academy is different and refreshing in that they are truly and honestly more concerned with the growth and experiences of each child. The kids learn, grown, develop friendships, and nurture confidence at CA. We need more places like Centerpoint Academy in the world!!!”

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“I (obviously) LOVE this place and all the people who teach here. Everyone belongs in this environment… in a world that is not inclusive, invaluable life skills are given to the kids to survive in a tech-induced world. Children don’t know how to communicate anymore because of phones, tablets, /all-screens-all-the-time. These performance skills help counter this epidemic and give the kids a voice, eye contact, confidence, and instant friends. I LOVE IT.”

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“Centerpoint Academy has helped me grow in more ways than I could’ve ever imagined. I’ve learned a lot about objectives, projection, acting, singing, dancing, and so much more. Going in, that’s pretty much what I expected, but I learned in depths I didn’t know were possible. I thought I would only be learning theater related skills, however I learned so much about other things, such as friendship and kindness. I am forever grateful to the program and the teachers for everything that I’ve been taught.”

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“My kids love the classes and it has helped them with confidence. My kids love the acting classes and performances.”

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“Meg was such a shy kid, painfuly shy…like throw up before you go to school everyday, shy and anxiety so bad. When she came to me and asked to join CenterPoint to start singing and acting, I was totally caught off guard. I think I might have actually laughed a little until I realized she was serious. We signed her up and thought she would maybe last for one year. Well…here we are on her third year and this girl has grown so much! She has the confidence we always wanted her to have. What she has learned is priceless, confidence, self respect, she has become a leader, more kind, more understanding and accepting of others with differences, outgoing and has grown to love music and singing. I couldn’t be more grateful for what the Academy has done for our daughter. CenterPoint Academy is more than just acting, it’s helping these kids grow into amazing people!”

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“Katie loves the Academy! She has made so many friends and has become so confident in her interactions with other people!”

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“As a parent I absolutely love the CenterPoint Academy. They have unlocked a whole world for my son. He comes home from class on a high and the joy on his face when he is performing is priceless. They are instilling a confidence in him that is awe inspiring.”

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“My daughter had been an avid tumbler for years. She experienced a back injury and was unable to tumble anymore. She lost her identity and didn’t know what to do. She became a different person and was very sad most of the time. We enrolled her in Centerpoint Academy and it completely changed her!! She started smiling and laughing again and started working harder than she’s ever worked in her life. She loves Centerpoint Academy and the people there. Centerpoint Academy has given her a new identity, and it is amazing how inspired she is now!”

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“Where do I start? The Academy is incredible and the shows are amazing! I continue to be blown away every time I walk into that black box to watch a production that my kids are in. If you had a camera on me you would see I’m smiling from ear to ear during the entire show. I also shed a few tears because I’m so happy and because I’m just that kind of a guy. 
The confidence, ability, talent, self esteem, team work, dedication, inspiration, and fun that the Academy instills in all of these kids is second to none! Thank you for making this a significant part of our children’s development and our families wholesome enjoyment!”

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“Very friendly environment, teachers who care, kind but constructive criticism. There is always someone to go to.”

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“I feel like these past year or two I’ve learned a lot, like communication skills how fun acting is, and also all these people here are like the best people ever, most positive and kind people I’ve ever met, I love all of them. I feel like when I get problems in my life I can go there and escape. It’s an amazing experience I want other people to enjoy this too. It’s truly amazing”

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“The academy has helped me personally to come out of my bubble. As teenagers we live in such a fake world but I can go to the academy and feel like I’ve found myself with kids who are real and directors who are incredible! It gives you a space to be yourself and to experience something worthwhile”

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“I’ve been absolutely thrilled with the academy and have sent many students there. I love all the little life lessons they learn in theater. I’m also super appreciative of the self-esteem they have gained while taking these classes.”

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“Centerpoint Academy has helped me grow in more ways than I could’ve ever imagined. I’ve learned a lot about objectives, projection, acting, singing, dancing, and so much more. Going in, that’s pretty much what I expected, but I learned in depths I didn’t know were possible. I thought I would only be learning theater related skills, however I learned so much about other things, such as friendship and kindness. I am forever grateful to the program and the teachers for everything that I’ve been taught.”

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“I love the Academy so much! It has pushed me to become the person I am today. Learning amazing skills like acting, singing, dancing I have felt myself improve while still looking forward to every Tuesday. It’s not only fun, but educational and a great chance to work on social skills. Through the Academy I have learned how to be a better PERSON. That’s what it’s all about. Coming together to tell a story, and nothing could be better than that!”

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“I love being in the academy! I get to learn how to improve my acting, singing, and dancing with my friends in a safe place with awesome teachers!”

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“Centerpoint has been the best experience, I used to be so shy and timid when I started. Now I feel confident with my singing, acting and dancing. If I don’t feel totally confident my teachers are always there for extra help to make me do my best. I’ve learned you just have to love yourself and not care what other people think. Yes I’m a theatre kid, but I love it!!”

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“This is a great place to learn and make new friends. I have learned how to do so many amazing things while preforming! This is also a safe environment to make new friends and come out of your comfort zone.”

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“We love Centerpoint! My daughter has been taking dance there for several years and has always enjoyed herself there. We adore the teachers. They dedicate so much of their time, and love these kids, and you can tell they love what they do. That means everything! 
Thank you Centerpoint, not only for putting on amazing, quality shows but also for giving my daughter the opportunity to learn, grow, and experience performing in her life. We love you!!”

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“Our family loves how musical theatre has helped improve our kids’ self esteem and confidence! And we love the fantastic instructors/staff!!”

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“I really love Centerpoint Academy. I appreciate every time that I am able to perform with the academy. I love to learn from my teachers and apply the techniques we learn in class, on the stage. I have learned so much from the academy and I feel like I have grown a lot since I started. I am so, so grateful for the opportunities that Centerpoint Academy gives me and I wouldn’t give it up for the world!”

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“The music allows the kids to take a step away from a busy life and feel. It gives them a chance to try and fail and it leads to success as they then try and succeed. It opens up their circle of friends and connections and it allows them to take ownership in something. We love Centerpoint Academy!”

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“I have learned so much in the academy. How to audition, how to be confident, how to perform wisely, how to do callbacks, how to make friends, etc. Hands down I would recommend this theater program over any other one there is out there.”

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“The academy has been an instrumental part of our children’s development. Syd and Isaac have learned to be confident speakers, try difficult things, and sometimes fail (in a loving environment). They know they can go to the academy and be themselves without judgement. They have learned how to work with others, cooperate, communicate, think deeper about certain issues, and that it feels great to be a part of things. They love seeing their friends weekly, and they thoroughly enjoy class. They have learned how to sing and dance. They feel important to and loved by all of the teachers. This is an amazing program. The academy has truly changed our lives for the better.”

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“It is very inspiring and helps kids express themselves!”

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“The experience at the Academy has been outstanding. The kids learn valuable communication and life skills that will help them to be successful throughout their lives. It’s been fun watching all of the kids gain in self confidence and come out of their shells in demonstrating their talents.”

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“Centerpoint Academy gives kids a 1st class experience in learning the art of performance and singing. Because of my son’s participation in the academy, he has grown tremendously in his interest and love for good music and theater. The academy also has brought out a high standard of excellence in him which we have loved to witness.”

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“I have never been part of the drama world, but my daughter had to be there. I didn’t know where to start, so I put her in a program and I was so disappointed. It didn’t help her or do much for her. So I started talking to other parents to find out what to do for my daughter who loved acting. I was told about Centerpoint Academy, and I signed my daughter up that next year. It has been 4 years now, and I am so grateful to have found this place. The lessons taught have been amazing, as I now have a resume for my baby. She has been in some wonderful plays, and auditions for all of them. Centerpoint has created an environment that really builds kids and make them stand on their own. Their talents shine and flourish. We love going to watch each show, and my daughter loves each of her acting families. It really is amazing. Thanks so much Centerpoint!”

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“I love love love Centerpoint!! The teachers are so amazing and talented and put everything into teaching us! I love the feel of the academy and the quality of performances we put in! So grateful for centerpoint!”

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“cpt is my home away from home i have been doing shows since 2013, every show is so special and i have made lifelong friends and best friends the expierience is amazing and unreal and professional too, the teachers and directors and the kindest people and are so invested in what they do and whole expierience is the highlight of my day and my week and my year, thank you so so much for providing an amazing lasting expierience to so many kids🧡

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“My daughter loves Centerpoint Academy. It is her favorite place to be when she is not home. She has gone from being awkward and and unsure on stage to strong and confident. She is grateful for the the time they take to teach students how to audition for main stage shows and truly takes to heart the feedback the instructors give. Thanks for helping raise strong confident kids!”

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“This is our first year with the Academy and we are already so impressed. Our daughter comes home after each session happy and excited about what she has learned. We feel like there is a level of professionalism here unmatched by any other options in the area — these kids are getting fabulous training and an incredible opportunity with this program. The performances that we’ve seen by Academy kids are put together well and amazingly run by the kids themselves. This program is definitely worth every penny!”

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“Centerpoint Academy feels like I finally found the perfect pair of jeans (and seriously, i’ve been looking for a long time). It’s a comfortable place, with a little bit of room to stretch. And it looks good on everyone! At the performance last week, Wendy said to the audience before the show, “Welcome. You belong here and you’re safe here,” and of course I instantly got teary-eyed. Thank you for providing this beautiful, safe place to grow!”

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“My girls love centerpoint! We have had such great experiences there. My girls all really like their instructors and have learned alot”

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“Our son loves to sing, act, and dance. Centerpoint has given him a safe, encouraging place to do just that. We are so grateful for Academy. It is his happy place.”

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“I believe the academy does s great job teaching all the musical theater elements to the children. But my favorite part of the academy is the life skills it teaches. It teaches them confidence to stand in front of others to present with clarity and expression. It teaches them we all have to work together to create something big and magical. It teaches them you are important as an individual. Your lines or character or stage position is important for the whole show to succeed.”

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“Moving is always difficult, especially when you’re 14-years-old. Luckily, my son has had CenterPoint this fall to keep him steady through the trials that come with moving. First, the directors are amazing. Danny even went out of his way to create space in class for my son, who had missed the enrollment deadline. For our family, that was HUGE! We are so grateful for the empathy and inclusion that has been demonstrated at CenterPoint. My son is a born performer and CenterPoint is helping to shape and sharpen his skills and his craft. We will forever be loyal to CenterPoint!”

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“Sara and I love the feeling of professionalism at Centerpoint. Expectations for student performance is high, and it shows in the performances. Sara enjoys the instructors and the friends she has made, and absolutely loves to perform.”

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“I love that my daughter has the opportunity to perform in front of an audience throughout the year! She is learning to work hard and be vulnerable. She is also learning to try, try, and try again! The instructors are always prepared and committed to the success of the students. They are engaged in creating a positive space for the children and teens in our community to grow.”

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“My daughter has anxiety and says that center point academy is the only place she feels like she can escape her worries and be her full self. She is a quiet kid but somehow the teachers help her come alive and shine. I love to watch her on stage and the smile and confidence on her face thanks to the amazing staff and students who cheer her on and help her grow.”

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“Sophie has loved CPA. She has grown as a performer and individual. Her confidence has soared. She has a community of people who share her interests and build her up.”

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“I love the time I spend with the academy! Over the past 3 years I have gained a lot of confidence and experience for the future, the skills I have learned with my teachers have helped me with dealing with social skills and doing things like modeling. The class is so fun and makes me feel included, I have made so many friends that are incredible to work with! The academy is very important to me and I would not be the same without it♥️”

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“Olivia loves CPA! She calls it her “happy place”. It is a home away from home for her. She would come every day if she could! The production team are incredible at putting on an amazing show with these kids. Besides the acting, singing and dancing taught at CPA; I appreciate most the values that are taught. The kids really learn to support eachother and be happy for each other in their successes. Olivia says it is like a family. The amazing staff create real value in the CPA experience by showing love and genuine interest in the kids and their growth and success. This is a place of building. Thanks CPA!”

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“I am so glad that we have started doing the academy classes. Kira has grown in such confidence and lives what she does. She has learned so much and it has strengthened her in l aspects of her life. She has learned so many life skills. Thank you!”

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“This is our first year at CPT and we have been so pleased. The teachers have been very encouraging my daughter has increased in her confidence tremendously.”

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“We love Centerpoint acaedmy. The teachers are experts at what they do and you can tell they not only love what they do but love the kids too. Recently I made a mistake with my tickets for my daughters performance and was practically in tears. Sal Duncan didn’t even blink she just helped me immediately totally calmed my fears. She is always doing things like that for my family. They are all so wondeful!!”

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“The Academy has had a profound effect on Amelia, and our entire family. She joined the academy from the beginning, at age 8, and the positive effects began from the first class. Amelia fell in love with the entire world of musical theatre, and her self-confidence soared! She learned how to contribute to a process, make it work, and enjoy whatever role she got to play. She made friends, gained a theatre family, and continues to this day, nearly 9 years later.”

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“I have been in the Centerpoint Academy for years. I have always loved how much dedication the directors have. The love and support is so amazing!!”

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“It has been a great experience to have Melissa involved with the academy. I have seen her self esteem grow. She has developed some great friendships, and of course her ability to act and perform have improved greatly. The teachers are positive and great at teaching responsibility with props and being where they need to be. The communication with the parents is great to keep us informed and knowing what the kids are learning and need to know. We have been very happy with our experience.”

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“I am the director for my elementary school’s drama program. So not only are my own children involved with Centerpoint Academy, but so are dozens of my current and former students. Every child and teen, without exception, has a terrific experience at the Academy. And it’s so much more than the acting and theater … though it certainly makes them great performers. The students become confident in front of others, they learn to work with and completely rely on each other, and they become the kinds of people who understand what it means to work hard and enjoy their lives. Every year, without hesitation, I recommend Centerpoint Academy to everyone I know who has a child interested in the performing arts.”

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“My child loves her theatre class. I think it’s great because she tends to be shy in the spotlight so this gives her a chance to be in front of people, have a small speaking part so she can work on feeling more comfortable and confident. She loves her instructors.”

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“My daughter is afraid of performing in front of people. At CenterPoint they embrace each child on the level they come in at. They cheer for each step taken no matter how small. And they love these children as their own.”

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“This is our first year with the academy and we are already so in love with it. My daughter absolutely loves the academy. She has gained so much confidence and joy in performing with her peers and in front of an audience. I am so impressed with the instructors and their ability to teach the children in a kind and patient, yet progressive manner. The children are taught to be self reliant and respectful with the other cast members and the property. And the productions are phenomenal. I have nothing but good to say about the academy. They are very professional and organized. We are so happy to be a part of this excellent program. I give them 5 gold stars. 😁

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“I absolutely love centerpoint! It’s feel like a second home and is the best part of my week. I love the opportunity I have to express myself in a safe and fun environment and all the friends I have made in the past 3 years.”

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“Aubrey loved going to class everyday! She looked forward to the things she was learning and also the chance to add her own spice on things. She enjoyed the teachers who taught her and made her feel amazing. She can not wait to go each week! I love that she is getting the confidence to continue performing and being herself!!”

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“This is our first year being involved with the Academy. My kids have discovered a love of theater in the last few years, and in just the last two months at the Academy, I think they have learned so much about the proper process and procedure of theater. I love that the instructors treat these kids like little professionals and expect so much of them. We loved watching both the Teen and Children’s musical reviews this Fall, and can’t wait for the productions in the Spring! Yay for an amazing education in Musical Theater!”

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“I absolutely love the Academy! It’s such a fun, safe place. I look forward to seeing my Centerpoint family every week! I’ve learned so much. I learned how to roller skate, I’ve learned fun new songs, and I’ve gotten a lot of good advice and practice on singing and dancing and acting!”

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“I’ve been doing the academy since 4th grade and I don’t think I would have half the confidence I have today without it. The academy really showed me how to break out of my comfort zone. I’ve made a ton of lifelong friends and I’ve learned so much about theatre and acting.”

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“This is our first year with the academy and we are already so in love with it. My daughter absolutely loves the academy. She has gained so much confidence and joy in performing with her peers and in front of an audience. I am so impressed with the instructors and their ability to teach the children in a kind and patient, yet progressive manner. The children are taught to be self reliant and respectful with the other cast members and the property. And the productions are phenomenal. I have nothing but good to say about the academy. They are very professional and organized. We are so happy to be a part of this excellent program. I give them 5 gold stars. 😁

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“I really love the Kinder Ballet teacher, Ms. Joan. I think she’s as sweet as can be and both professional and fun with the students. I really enjoyed that she did an in-class performance, so we could see what they’re working on. I thought that was really cool because I’ve always wished I could stay and watch them. I like the system set up online to pay tuition and sign up for classes.”

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“Our family loves and values the CenterPoint Academy so much! We’ve had two kids attend their summer camps – one of which performed in their last main stage production for children and is currently taking their acting class this school year. The things she learns there, the experiences she has and the friendships she forms are beyond amazing! We’ve been nothing but impressed by the quality of instruction and the love that the teachers have for all of the kids. We’re so grateful to have found CenterPoint and to have our children be a part of it!”

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“The Academy has taught my daughter to dance, really dance. Not stand on a stage and shake her body. I am grateful how professional they are in teaching technique as well as the grace and beauty of ballet. But more than that, she has grown in confidence! You can’t teach confidence in a classroom, it comes by doing and succeeding at hard things. She has frown in her ability to lead. She’s not afraid to stand on a stage in front of a lot of people. I love that the academy provides a safe place to grow!”

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“This is my daughter’s fourth year in the academy. Her testimonial of the academy came this past year when we moved 40 minutes away from the academy. Before we signed the papers for our new house, she made me promise that I would still drive her to the academy. She was devasted to think we would be leaving it. It is worth the drive! Wendy, Sal and the whole crew have been amazing. They are always smiling and so positive at the times I know I’d be pulling my hair out. The final productions they present are amazing. They do such a good job! And, yes, hearing each child’s lines crisp and clear would be an added bonus!”

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“The Academy is my kids’ home away from home. They LOVE their friends there. The instructors are amazing and make the Academy a positive and building environment. It is a place of acceptance and excellence. We are so grateful for the Academy!”

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“I’m so grateful for the wonderful experiences my daughter is having at CenterPoint Academy. She loves musical theater and the instruction she is receiving is excellent! She is encouraged by her instructors and her peers and I see her growing into a beautiful, caring person through her experiences there. Knowing she is in a safe place, loved, and happy makes all the difference. Thank you, CPT!”

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“My daughter started in the academy as a first grader – when we felt she needed an outlet for her emotions. I also hoped it would be a confidence booster and help her make some friends. Over the last 5 years she has discovered an amazing talent and has been trained & coached by so many wonderful instructors. My shy little girl has grown into a confident young woman with no fear, who shines on the stage. She has had so many cool opportunities, both in the academy and on the Main Stage & Black Box theater at Centerpoint. She has learned to work through disappointments as she doesn’t always get the role she wants – which is a life lesson that is SO valuable to learn at a young age. I think the program just keeps getting better & better. I can’t wait for my younger kids to participate as well.

I remember at one of her first musical theater classes that she was worried because she didn’t know anyone and wasn’t sure if she fit in. And now she has this wonderful theater family who loves & supports her and she has made so many awesome friends. Beyond grateful for the Academy!!”

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“We have loved the academy so much! This will be my daughter’s 4th year here and she wants to stay forever! It has taught both my kids the art of public speaking, confidence, reliability, imagination and most importantly to be kind to all. My absolute favorite part about the academy is there is no feeling of competition, or unkindness. All the kids seem to get along with each other and are like a big family. I love that I can send my kids to such a safe, fun environment where they get to learn this life skills.”

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“Every time I think that theater is taking over our lives and my daughter is spending way too much time at a certain location in centerville 😉I remember that she wakes up every Wednesday likes it’s Christmas. She truly loves CPT, the directors, the other kids, the singing, the dancing, the exhaustion 😂 all of it. Thank you for all that you do.”

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“My granddaughter started attenting Centerpoint several years ago. She had no self esteem and struggled with the ability to take direction from adults. After her first year, we could see quite an improvement on both concerns. The second year she was singing, following directions and becoming very social. I noticed she liked to be in the back of everyone else. When she gained a part in Elf, she had to be in front of the work bench. Her animation in front of an audience increased greatly. She now tries out for parts and her self confidence is wonderful. I am so delighted she had the opportunity to learn through Centerpoint.”

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“The Centerpoint Academy has been such an incredible experience for our son. He has had a love of music and acting for most of his life, but the directors and the teachers at the Academy have taken him under their wing and helped him we refine his talents. He has grown both confidence and skill level. We are indebted to these wonderful men and women who take such a personal interest in these kids!!”

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“Centerpoint Academy has been a home away from home for my daughter. She’s been doing Centerpoint Academy for over 5 years and she has absolutely loved every minute. The time and energy that these teachers put into each class and all the shows are amazing. They truly care about each individual child. You feel like you’re leaving your kids in the safest of hands with people who care. 

Our daughter has grown so much from going to CPT. In her self esteem, her acting/singing skills and also how she interacts with others, was all helped by Centerpoint. She’s made so many friends and experiences that she’ll have for a lifetime. Thank you CPT.”

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“We love the opportunity this gives Nicole to develop confidence and skills as a performer. She loves to sing and enjoys the social opportunities and friendships as well.”

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“I love the fact that she can make friends and fell like she belongs in the theater with her friends.”

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“Teamwork isn’t only learned on a playing field. My son has learned to support and encourage others as they push past their comfort zones, speaking and singing in front of their peers and an audience. He has also grown in confidence and leadership as he has worked with his classmates to put on a show. The most recent musical performance will be a treasured memory for me — I’ve never seen him smile so much. He’s so happy here.”

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“Katri, my beautiful granddaughter, has been with CenterPoint Academy for the past 7 years. I have loved coming to Centerpoint Theatre to see her sing, dance and act in many performances. I have seen so much growth in her. She loves performing and I can see it in her persona. The growth in her performances over the years has been phenomenal. She had the main lead in Annie, Jr. and has been selected for many roles and really done them justice. I’m so glad you are wanting to raise money for the sound system in the Black Box Theatre, as I could not hear many of the words to the songs sung by the students in this past performance. I feel by Katri getting the experience in the Academy, she has been encouraged to try out for parts in her Junior High School plays, and by the time she gets to High School, I know she will be involved in the plays that Viewmont puts on. I know all this experience can only help her as she applies to Colleges and continues on with her education after high school. I appreciate all that the Academy has don for my granddaughter.”

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“My grandson (Keagan) loves his time at CenterPoint Academy. His face lights up as he tells me all the ‘cool theater things’ they are doing. And frankly, after watching these kids perform, I know they are in great hands as these youth develop life skills through the arts. Thank you so much Centerpoint Academy.”

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“This is my favorite place to go! I consider everyone there as my family and Centerpoint as my home. Centerpoint is a safe place with amazing people around you at all times! I love Centerpoint so much!!”

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Important Dates

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Parking / Pickup Information

To drop off or pickup your kids from classes, please use the front (south side) of the building, or park in a designated parking space and come inside.

DO NOT PARK, WAIT, OR STOP AT THE CURB ON THE WEST SIDE!!

This causes traffic issues and parking conflicts with the businesses located near the theatre.

Please, please, please, don’t use the west curb, Thank you!

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Would you like to support CenterPoint Legacy Theatre or advertise in our playbill? Please contact Jansen Davis, Executive Director at jdavis@centerpointtheatre.org or call 801-298-1302.
 

Ticket Policies

  • In consideration of our patrons, no children under 3 are permitted in the theatre. Some productions may not be appropriate for all 3 year-olds. Parents should be the guide for young patrons. No babes in arms will be permitted.
  • No cancellations or refunds.
  • Ticket exchanges must be made in person at the Box Office at least one business day prior to the performance. Exchanged tickets must be surrendered at that time. We cannot accommodate late exchanges. There is a $5 exchange fee per ticket. Season Ticket Holders are allowed one free exchange per show. Additional exchanges are $5 per ticket.
  • Reserved seating will be held until curtain, after which alternate seating will be used. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Patrons arriving after the start of the performance will be seated at the discretion of management. Late-comers cannot be guaranteed seating.
  • The use of cameras, recording devices, phones, radios and pagers is strictly prohibited.
  • Please do not bring outside food or drink into the theatre.

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