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Denise Parton, Education Director 

Denise relocated to Murfreesboro from Southern California where she was a teacher and Director for the Number one Children’s Theatre in San Diego.  We are very lucky to have this highly-experienced and renowned children’s theatre director and educator.  To Denise, there is nothing more thrilling than bringing characters to life, whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the pages of her books. Now Denise brings her expertise to the Center for the Arts and your child can learn from one of the area’s best!


Center Stage Academy is a training program where we inspire Children for the Arts


CSA is committed to offering the utmost in ethical, technical and artistic standards of excellence. All of our instructors are highly, qualified teachers and performers, who strive to be outstanding role models for the children in our community.


CSA’s after school classes run all year, offering Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Sessions. Each eight week session is uniquely themed and culminates in a fabulous showcase where the students can display all skills learned for their friends and family.


In addition to our classes, CSA also offers main stage Broadway type musicals several times throughout the year. These musicals cater to youth ages 8-18. Being part of a cast is another way CSA artistic leaders teach and train the youth.


With weekly rehearsals and performances, the CSA youth experience all aspects of being a part of a live production. CSA is a fun and exciting way to study and experience Performing Arts!

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