We have a beautiful new space with open doors that let in light and fresh air.
Come see the now completed renovation and enjoy In-Person class!
A new cycle starts this week!
Stage 7’s New Kearney Mesa location features two state-of-the-art sprung floors for the safety of all students, topped by marley surfacing for additional comfort and safety. The large studio is equipped with portable barres, sound system, computer, Wifi and Zoom access. The small studio is equipped with moveable/ reversible mirrors, sound system, and hanging paper, etc., for dance photo shoots.
Stage 7’s now location now has ample parking and is easily accessible via MTS Bus or the 163, 52 and 805 freeways.
Founded in 1972 by Estelle Mahy, Stage 7 has been under the direction of Kathryn Irey for the last 35 years. Kathryn Irey’s pedagogic work has earned respect nationally for cutting-edge concepts and techniques. Her guidance is focussed on dancers’ health through an individualized approach to teaching. Kathryn’s students develop strong basic technique that allows them ease in transitioning across dance genres. She encourages high professional standards among the faculty, students and guest teachers, and, at the same time, sincere delight in the experience of dancing.
For 18 years Stage 7 produced the Dance Stage for the North Park Festival of the Arts. Presentations on the Dance Stage consisted of eight hours of continuous performances by more than twenty dance ensembles from all over San Diego County. Stage 7’s dancers present two 25-minute programs to the festival. Examples of professional videos of our choreographies can be seen here.
Stage 7 will launch new performance opportunities in 2022 so stay tuned!
Ballet classes are offered in open sessions, allowing students scheduling 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.