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Stage 7 specializes in the excellence of training. Period!!!

Teaching at Stage 7 is thematic, so, without rote repetition of exercises, students grapple with sets of ideas and problems over time. In addition, we take an unorthodox approach to ballet technique that allows students to apply its principles to whatever other forms of movement they want… jazz, musical theater, circus, modern, post-modern, etc. Strong basics plus versatility is empowering. While we do produce student performances such as in-house soirees and community festivals, we never dilute class time with rehearsals. A class is a class. Rehearsal is a rehearsal.

I am most proud of the uniqueness and individuality of my students’ as they experience the power of their own dancing.

Speaking on pursuing a passing for dance:

On a broader cultural level, the “So You Think You Can Dance” phenomenon has infused our consciousness with an impression that dance is about of glamor, fame, and instant gratification or instant defeat. Since dance is a universal human phenomenon, our challenge is to stay grounded, real, and focus on the joy and power of dance for all.

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To register for this workshop, please visit the Facebook Event Page

BRAPA presents
Folk Dances from Pernambuco
2 hour workshop, Thursday June 28th 8-10pm
with Marilia Rameh and Anne Costa from Artefolia Dance Company (Recife, Brazil)

Mini Musings

October 7, 2015

What Stage 7 Has to Offer

November 30, 2010

REPERTOIRE PROJECTS AT STAGE 7

Emphasize the fluid nature of responsibility for choreographic investigation between teacher and student. Learning and creating within this context gradually moves students away from dependence on teachers and toward artistic and technical independence. We engage with great choreographic works in order to apply movement concepts to a variety of contexts, and experience them directly and viscerally. Repertoire – study of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works in order to apply ballet’s concepts artistically.

Floor Barre:

Re-orientation of the sense of how joints and muscles operate in ballet-based movements that are practiced while laying on the floor. Excellent for recovery from injury and for test-driving advanced movements safely.