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All of our ballet classes are now offered in a hybrid format: available both In-Person and Online via Zoom!

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.

What’s different about online classes from Stage 7?

  • No mirrors = trust your senses
  • No “front” = adapt to the space you’re in
  • No life-sized person in front of you to follow = Look inside for ease, power, freedom, integrated function, fresh experiences of centuries-old practices.
  • No strict atmosphere = expect surprises, revel in them… then laugh!
  • Let the dancers in Stage 7 doing the exercises to be your guide you = Don’t worry that we’re not all in sync…. exactly….
  • Breathe = Let you whole body find its groooove
  • ENJOY ūüôā

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:

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

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¬†

Pro Tips

Goal: Happy feet, safe body

Depending on your home dance surface, consider options:

  • Bare feet
  • Socks (cotton, wool, bamboo, polyester) right-side out/ inside out
  • 2 Pairs
  • Taking care….. of socks on cold days
  • Ballet shoes
  • Canvas/ leather
  • Ballet shoes w/ sole dampened to deal with slippery surfaces

Following the challenges that the last few years have presented, many of us find we’re starting again in many areas of our lives.

With the re-introduction of our now thriving Monday Jam, whether just starting out with Contact Improvisation, or starting once again, many of you have requested instruction in this practice and research.

Some very courageous persons have landed in our jam either after a long break, or from other forms of movement, or are fresh with little other experience (to get in the way) and, with the generous support of others, they have found their way to improvising and learning aspects of this form through trial and observation, without a structured class format.

Beginning Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm we will embark on a 5-week series exploring the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation.

Find out more & Register