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Stage 7 Dancer

Welcome to Stage 7!

A leader in dance since 1973, Stage 7 is one of San Diego’s oldest and best respected dance schools. Current class offerings include ballet, jazz, and Afro-Cuban dance with workshops in other disciplines happening throughout the year. Stage 7’s students come for the joy of dancing, for enhanced fitness, for professional preparation and because the excellence of technical training supports work in cutting-edge contemporary work. Since its move from downtown to North Park, and most recently to Kearney Mesa, Stage 7 has launched a new Children’s Program designed to address the developmental and creative needs of children from age 4 ½.


Ballet classes are offered in open sessions, in a hybrid format available both Online and In-Person, allowing students scheduling and geographic flexibility! Classes systematically explore technical and artistic dimensions of ballet while integrating wisdom from today’s dance pedagogy. Influences from Cecchetti, RAD, and Vaganova traditions combine with principles from the Alexander Technique and contemporary dance to support a rich, diversified learning experience. Students are strongly encouraged to be attentive to their own body’s movement potentials as they learn to dance.

Adult Ballet Workshop

Stage 7 Adult Ballet Workshop

Did you know that Stage 7 has been serving the needs of adult dancers for over 50 years?

The goal of this workshop is to celebrate the joy shared by adult ballet students hungry for new ways of engaging with each other and the art form that we all love. Our technique and pointe classes are designed to remind us of our strengths and gifts, while also inviting us to reconsider old habits. Our adventures in repertoire (solo and ensemble) will be all about the application of ideas and the joy of expressivity. All students are strongly encouraged to work at their own pace.

Contemporary ballet with Laurie Muniz will use ballet technique to explore new forms of freedom in movement. No experience with contemporary technique necessary.

Our daily Feldenkrais classes with Gg Muir are designed to enhance ease and fluidity in movement. More awareness of how parts of ourselves link together create clarity and efficiency. Many people find Feldenkrais classes to be relaxing and refreshing, and a nice way to begin or end their day. No experience necessary, please bring a yoga or exercise mat.

The workshop will take place June 23, 24, 25 (Fri, Sat, Sun) from 10am-4pm, with a 30 min break for lunch. We will have the lovely Natalya Panchenko accompanying us on Sat & Sun (what a treat!)!

You may attend 1,2, or 3 days. Prices are as follows:
1 day: $100
2 days: $180
3 days: $270

Please send payment via Venmo (@stage7dance) or bring cash or check to the workshop.

Stage 7 School of Dance
9103 Chesapeake Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

There is easy and ample parking.

To reserve your spot, please click on this link and fill out the brief form: Reserve My Spot!

Children's Dance Program

Children’s Dance Program

Stage 7 is proud to offer a Children’s Dance Program with Master Teacher Joanne Lovejoy!

The combo class includes ballet, tap, creative dance, and tumbling.  Classes begin on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30
Preschool Age 3 – 4.5 yrs.
Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30
Kindergarten Age 4.5-6 yrs.

Attire for 1st class:
•  Comfortable, fitted clothing
•  Socks
•  Hair tied back
•  Hard soled shoes
•  Bring favorite stuffed animal or doll and a bag to carry them

For more information and registration please contact us at joannelovejoy5678@gmail.com.

Wiggle It Wednesdays

Wiggle It Wednesdays

Wiggle It Wednesdays are geared toward folks who want to get movin’ and groovin’ in a safe, fun, mindfully paced environment. With an intentional progression over the first 3 Wednesdays of the month, attendees can expect to build a solid contemporary modern dance foundation. The fourth Wednesday of the month is always Movement Enthusiast – an all-levels improvisation practice grounded in creative movement, exploration, and playful community. No dance experience is necessary.

Afro-Cuban Dance

Afro-Cuban Dance Class

This class introduces students to the rich dances of the African culture preserved in Cuba including the traditions of the Congo, Arará, Yoruba and Franco-Haitian. Experience the passion of this ancient embodied wisdom. Dance is a reflection of life. Afro-Cuban dance is deeply connected to nature, the qualities of human character and the power of spirit. Instruction focuses on developing technique, rhythm, and character while learning about the history and context of these dances. This is a mixed level class open to all ages. All classes are accompanied by live traditional Afro-Cuban percussion and song. Engage your body, feed your soul and let your spirit soar!