A World of Discovery awaits your child at Centerville Academy

An Academy for Learning

Serving the children of Davis County for 40 years!  Centerville Academy center for the performing arts and learning offers a complete Preschool, a Dance school, a Christmas Children’s Choir and a monthly Date Night Dance Night opportunity for couples to come Social Dance.  Formerly the Centerville 2nd Ward Church house from 1919 to 1964, Dan and Marcia Anderson bought it in ’83 with their family, restoring and renovating the old church to become their home and their way to contribute to the great town of Centerville.  Their daughter and her husband bought the building in 2016, keeping the family tradition alive.  We hope to keep serving our community for generations to come!


 Knowledge.   Knowledge is a precious thing; and the things you learn while you are young in particular become a special, powerful part of you.  That’s why at Centerville Academy we foster a foundation of good old home town values of caring, kindness, sharing, fairness and love that fuels our teaching to provide an environment that can reach and inspire our children at many levels.  These are the things that we hope stay with our students for a lifetime!

 Cooperation.  We thrive on cooperation, not competition.  Throughout all our programs, we strive to appreciate the blessings that come when we work together.  We truly do need each other to succeed.  We are better together.  We take care of each other.  That’s why, in our Dance studio in particular,  we choose to be a ‘practice & performance’ based studio, instead of ‘competition’ based.  Our goal is not to move ahead of each other; instead it is to grow together as a group, collectively and individually, creating meaningful friendships and relationships as we go.

 Space.   With 8,000 square feet of space and a full-sized gym, the building is a unique gem, celebrating its 100th birthday this year!  There is ample space to create, build, sing, move, dance and play with high ceilings with stained glass windows to let imaginations soar high!  Previously serving as the Centerville 2nd Wardhouse Church, it is a historical landmark of its own.  Rental of our space for concerts, recitals, workshops, lectures and presentations is available.

 Community.   There is a warmth about Centerville’s community, and we strive to celebrate that at events and gatherings here.  Through dance and Gingerbread Kids we try to strengthen our culture, and in the preschool Marcia Anderson invites parents & family of her students to come to a program–often invited to sing along with their children.  What would Halloween be without “Black Cat”?  Making meaningful moments as a community is what we love!  

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Since it was snowing so much this year, we just danced among all the snow with our Queen and Snow White recital. Enjoy this short clip ...