Stage 7 Goes Virtual

March 24, 2020

Stage 7’s entrance into the world of Virtual Ballet classes aims to satisfy our need to keep moving while still respecting the national “social distancing” response to COVID19.

We will keep Stage 7’s unique laboratory approach to barre and encourage all participants to move with personal integrity… and joy!

As we all adapt to the online environment. please expect corrections, suggestions, and lovingly sarcastic remarks.

Online Classes Begin Tuesday March 24th at 4pm PST

Schedule for this week

We’ll be merging our usual 4pm and 5:30pm classes into a single session, at 4pm daily beginning Tuesday 3/24

  • Mixed Level Ballet: Tuesday – Friday 4pm
  • Adult Pre-Ballet / Bonehead – Wednesday 5:30pm

How To Connect

Classes will be held via Zoom on your laptop or smartphone.

Zoom meeting ID: 562-465-665

All classes will use this same meeting link:

https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/562465665

Sign in early 10 minutes before class to troubleshoot any video or sound issues. For the best experience, have Zoom installed on your computer or smartphone before you join. You may direct technical questions to justin@stage7.com

No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds (NOTAFLOF)

Stage 7 remains committed to artists and movers who may be adversely impacted by limited employment during these times. No one should feel excluded from class for not having the means to pay. 

Going forward Stage 7 will accept payment by Venmo for those who have the means, or would otherwise like to support our efforts.

  • $9 per class may be sent to @stage7dance on Venmo
  • Those with class cards may use them. If you have a class card please notify Kathryn before class or if you forget, send a note to kathryn@stage7.com

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.

Follow this link to read the complete article.

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