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Our next Senior is Natalie Chibe!
“I have been dancing at Stagedoor since I was 3 years old and began performance company when I was 9 years old. Growing up at Stage Door, I have created so many memories that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I have met some of the best friends that I can confidently say will be my lifelong friends. I will never forget the crazy competition weekends or long days of rehearsals that I got to spend with some of my favorite people. I am so thankful for everyone who has been a part of this journey for the past 15 years of my life. I want to thank all of the teachers who have taught me so much more than just to dance, but everything else in between as well. A special thank you to my parents and family who have supported me for all of these years and allowed me to make such special memories at Stage Door. The studio has given me my best friends, the best memories, and the most laughs and I am going to miss being there every day. If I could give the younger dancers advice (and I know everyone says this, but it is true) it is to not take anything for granted. Me and my other senior friends have unfortunately learned this the hard way with this year’s circumstances, but it has made me realize how good we had It and how much I will miss it. Next year I will be attending Indiana University and plan to major in nursing. I am so excited for the future but will miss the studio so much. No amount of thank yous will suffice.” @ Stage Door Dance Academy
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Our next Senior is Natalie Chibe!
“I have been dancing at Stagedoor since I was 3 years old and began performance company when I was 9 years old. Growing up at Stage Door, I have created so many memories that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I have met some of the best friends that I can confidently say will be my lifelong friends. I will never forget the crazy competition weekends or long days of rehearsals that I got to spend with some of my favorite people. I am so thankful for everyone who has been a part of this journey for the past 15 years of my life. I want to thank all of the teachers who have taught me so much more than just to dance, but everything else in between as well. A special thank you to my parents and family who have supported me for all of these years and allowed me to make such special memories at Stage Door. The studio has given me my best friends, the best memories, and the most laughs and I am going to miss being there every day. If I could give the younger dancers advice (and I know everyone says this, but it is true) it is to not take anything for granted. Me and my other senior friends have unfortunately learned this the hard way with this year’s circumstances, but it has made me realize how good we had It and how much I will miss it. Next year I will be attending Indiana University and plan to major in nursing. I am so excited for the future but will miss the studio so much. No amount of thank yous will suffice.”  @ Stage Door Dance AcademyImage attachmentImage attachment

This week we’ll be honoring our graduating seniors with a “Senior Spotlight” on our social media! We’re so proud of our seniors & we couldn’t love them more!

First up, we have Ava Barclay.
“I started dancing at Stage Door at the age of 3. I loved it so much that I stayed with it until my senior year of high school. There have been many special memories I have made throughout my time spent at Stage Door. I have formed life long friendships and found a second place to call home. However, my favorite memory would have to be dancing Hometown Glory at nationals last year. It was a moment that I will cherish forever and a feeling that was truly indescribable. This studio has been the most important part of my journey not only as a dancer but in becoming a better person. I met my best friends through dance and have formed relationships with my teachers I could’ve only dreamed of. Stage Door has the warm family feel the minute you walk through the door and I am forever grateful to have been apart of this wonderful place. I am going to miss spending every day with my teammates as well as competing on stage. Those are moments I think everyone takes for granted. I want to thank all the beautiful teachers at Stage Door for always showing me constant love and support and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Secondly, I want to thank my teammates for being the best group of individuals imaginable. I do not think my experience would have been nearly as entertaining and special without all of you. Lastly, I want to thank my family for allowing me this opportunity and being nothing but supportive through all the years. For the younger dancers at Stage Door, the best piece of advice I could give you is to take it all in. Time at the studio goes by faster than you could ever imagine. Be appreciative of all the amazing opportunities Stage Door and your parents provide for you! I am heartbroken to be leaving but I am off to Western Michigan University where I will be majoring in Speech Pathology. I will be visiting every chance I can to watch you all kill it on stage! Thank you all again for the experience of a lifetime.” @ Stage Door Dance Academy
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This week we’ll be honoring our graduating seniors with a “Senior Spotlight” on our social media! We’re so proud of our seniors & we couldn’t love them more! 

First up, we have Ava Barclay. 
“I started dancing at Stage Door at the age of 3. I loved it so much that I stayed with it until my senior year of high school. There have been many special memories I have made throughout my time spent at Stage Door. I have formed life long friendships and found a second place to call home. However, my favorite memory would have to be dancing Hometown Glory at nationals last year. It was a moment that I will cherish forever and a feeling that was truly indescribable. This studio has been the most important part of my journey not only as a dancer but in becoming a better person. I met my best friends through dance and have formed relationships with my teachers I could’ve only dreamed of. Stage Door has the warm family feel the minute you walk through the door and I am forever grateful to have been apart of this wonderful place. I am going to miss spending every day with my teammates as well as competing on stage. Those are moments I think everyone takes for granted. I want to thank all the beautiful teachers at Stage Door for always showing me constant love and support and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Secondly, I want to thank my teammates for being the best group of individuals imaginable. I do not think my experience would have been nearly as entertaining and special without all of you. Lastly, I want to thank my family for allowing me this opportunity and being nothing but supportive through all the years. For the younger dancers at Stage Door, the best piece of advice I could give you is to take it all in. Time at the studio goes by faster than you could ever imagine. Be appreciative of all the amazing opportunities Stage Door and your parents provide for you! I am heartbroken to be leaving but I am off to Western Michigan University where I will be majoring in Speech Pathology. I will be visiting every chance I can to watch you all kill it on stage! Thank you all again for the experience of a lifetime.” @ Stage Door Dance AcademyImage attachmentImage attachment

Happy Memorial Day! We extend our gratitude to all who have served our country. We thank you for being such heroes! If you know somebody who is serving our country, show them some love in the comments! ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸 #season28 #findyourfire ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Happy Memorial Day! We extend our gratitude to all who have served our country. We thank you for being such heroes! If you know somebody who is serving our country, show them some love in the comments! ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸 #season28 #findyourfire

Our sweet dancer Lily surprised our very own #HealthcareHero Ms. Jordan during her Zoom class last week! We are so honored to have Ms. Jordan on our team, and we are so proud of her and the hard work she is doing to help SO MANY during this pandemic. We admire her work ethic, but more importantly, her massive heart. Show her some love down below! #season28 #findyourfire #msjordanisourhero ... See MoreSee Less

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Our sweet dancer Lily surprised our very own #healthcarehero Ms. Jordan during her Zoom class last week! We are so honored to have Ms. Jordan on our team, and we are so proud of her and the hard work she is doing to help SO MANY during this pandemic. We admire her work ethic, but more importantly, her massive heart. Show her some love down below! #season28 #findyourfire #msjordanisourhero

TODAY we have our last Zoom master class with the one and only, Gina Pero!
PC dancers and parents, we will see you on Zoom at 4:00PM! Be sure to check your email and/or Shutterfly for all class details. We cannot wait to see you!
Again, thank you SO much to @velocitydanceconvention and Gina for this amazing opportunity. Our entire team is SO thankful! #season28 #findyourfire
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TODAY we have our Zoom master class with the one and only, Ade Obayomi!
PC dancers grades 2-6, we will see you on Zoom at 7:00PM! Be sure to check your email and/or Shutterfly for all class details. We cannot wait to see you!
Again, thank you SO much to @velocitydanceconvention and @adeeveryday for this amazing opportunity. Our entire team is SO thankful! #season28 #findyourfire
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1 week ago

TODAY we have our Zoom master class with the one and only, Whitney Bezzant!

PC dancers grades 7-12, we will see you on Zoom at 4:00PM! Be sure to check your email and/or Shutterfly for all class details. We cannot wait to see you!

Again, thank you SO much to @velocitydanceconvention and @wbezz for this amazing opportunity. Our entire team is SO thankful! #season28 #findyourfire
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2 weeks ago

We want to wish all of our Stage Door Moms a very happy Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and joy as you are surrounded by your families. Our entire faculty and staff looks forward to seeing you all soon!🌸✨ #season28 #findyourfire #happymothersday ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We want to wish all of our Stage Door Moms a very happy Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and joy as you are surrounded by your families. Our entire faculty and staff looks forward to seeing you all soon!🌸✨ #season28 #findyourfire  #happymothersday

We are SO excited for our PC dancers and this amazing opportunity to work with a few of the @velocitydanceconvention faculty members! Although we wish we could share the space with them at their Chicago event, we know that we will see them again next year. In the meantime, let’s get to some at home dancing!

Monday, May 11th
4:00-5:00PM: Contemporary/Jazz with Whitney Bezzant
Grades 7-12

Monday, May 18th
7:00-8:00pm: Hip Hop with Ade Obayomi
Grades 2-6

Tuesday, May 19th
4:00-5:00pm: “How to Handle Change” Seminar for Parents & Dancers with Gina Pero

Performance Company, please be sure to check Shutterfly for all of the details! Thank you for all you do @evemason @ceventpics @velocitydanceconvention it does not go unappreciated or unnoticed💛
#season28 #findyourfire
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3 weeks ago

We are SO excited for our PC dancers and this amazing opportunity to work with a few of the @velocitydanceconvention faculty members! Although we wish we could share the space with them at their Chicago event, we know that we will see them again next year. In the meantime, let’s get to some at home dancing! 

Monday, May 11th
4:00-5:00PM: Contemporary/Jazz with Whitney Bezzant 
Grades 7-12

Monday, May 18th
7:00-8:00pm: Hip Hop with Ade Obayomi 
Grades 2-6

Tuesday, May 19th
4:00-5:00pm: “How to Handle Change” Seminar for Parents & Dancers with Gina Pero 

Performance Company, please be sure to check Shutterfly for all of the details! Thank you for all you do @evemason @ceventpics @velocitydanceconvention it does not go unappreciated or unnoticed💛 
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Wondering how to spend this week at home? We’ve got you covered with some new Zoom classes!!! Check your e-mail for all of the class details!

Tuesday, May 5th
4:30-5:15- “Let’s Cinco de Mayo” - Latin Jazz - Ages 10 and Up

Wednesday, May 6th
5:00-6:00: “Calling All Wildcats!” - Musical Theatre - Ages 7 and Up

Thursday, May 7th
4:00-4:45- “BEST MOM EVER” - Mom and Dancer - Ages 5-11

7:00-7:45: Chair Dance Combo - Ages 12 and Up

Friday, May 8th
2:00-2:45: “Mother’s Day Magic” - Ages 2-9

3:30-4:00: Family Fun Friday - Sing Along on Instagram Live!

Saturday, May 9
1:00-2:00: Stretch It Out! - Ages 8 and Up

2:30-3:15: Let’s Get Fancy - Moms and Dancers - Ages 10 and Up

#season28 #findyourfire
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Wondering how to spend this week at home? We’ve got you covered with some new Zoom classes!!! Check your e-mail for all of the class details! 

Tuesday, May 5th
4:30-5:15- “Let’s Cinco de Mayo” - Latin Jazz - Ages 10 and Up

Wednesday, May 6th
5:00-6:00: “Calling All Wildcats!” - Musical Theatre - Ages 7 and Up 

Thursday, May 7th
4:00-4:45- “BEST MOM EVER” - Mom and Dancer - Ages 5-11

7:00-7:45: Chair Dance Combo - Ages 12 and Up

Friday, May 8th 
2:00-2:45: “Mother’s Day Magic” - Ages 2-9 

3:30-4:00: Family Fun Friday - Sing Along on Instagram Live! 

Saturday, May 9
1:00-2:00: Stretch It Out! - Ages 8 and Up

2:30-3:15: Let’s Get Fancy - Moms and Dancers - Ages 10 and Up

#season28 #findyourfire

This right here is what it is all about; our Chicago dance community coming together not only for International Dance Day, but always. We know this time away from our studios has been difficult, but we are keeping our hope high as we wait for the “green light” and can be reunited. Although we were so excited to spend the weekend together at DanceMakers Inc. Chicago, we know that supporting one another can come in all different forms. Dancers, we miss you so much, but we know we will be together again soon! #unitedwedance @lovvthedancestudio @sod_danceproductions @cfdanceil @soleuniquedance @theellenshow @sir_twitch_alot @nbcchicago @wgnnews @1019mixchicago @chicagotribune @chicagosuntimes ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Our anthem! Happy International Dance Day to our ENTIRE Stage Door family. We miss seeing you all in the studio, but we know we will be reunited soon! Keep reaching for the stars! #internationaldanceday #season28 #findyourfire ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

THAT’S RIGHT! We have another amazing week of Zoom classes in store for you! Check your email for all the details!
Monday, April 27th
7:00-7:45pm: Improv - Ages 10 and Up

Tuesday, April 28th
12:30-1:00pm: Lunch Stretch Express - Ages 8 and Up
4:00-4:45pm: Tap - Ages 7-9

Wednesday, April 29th
5:00-6:00pm: WAITRESS the Musical! - Ages 7 and Up
7:00-7:45pm: Tap - Ages 1/2, 2, 2/3

Thursday, April 30th
9:30-10:00am: Dancin’ With My Teddy Bear - Ages 2-5
10:15-11:00am: Jazz - Ages 5-7

Friday, May 1st
3:00-3:45pm: Ballroom Basics - Ages 10 and Up

Saturday, May 2nd
11:00-12:00pm: Feel the Burn - Ages 8 and Up (Parents are welcome!)

#season28 #findyourfire
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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Looking at another virtual dance week like🤩
We of course have some exciting things in store for you... including more ZOOM classes! Be sure to check your email for those class codes!

Monday, April 20th
7:00-7:45pm: Ballet Barre Ages 10 & Up

Tuesday, April 21st
2:00-2:30pm: Tea Party at 2 Ages 2-7(be sure to dress in your fanciest attire!)
4:30-5:15pm: Old School Hip Hop Ages 10 & Up (get your old school outfits on and get ready to get funky!)

Wednesday, April 22nd
11:00-11:45am: Workout Wednesday FOR PARENTS!
5:00-5:45pm: Musical Theatre Ages 7 & Up

Thursday, April 23rd
9:00-9:30am: Rise & Shine Warm Up Ages 8 and Up
7:00-7:45pm: Jazz Level 3 & 4

Friday, April 24th
2:00-3:00pm: Stretch Class Ages 8 & Up
4:00-4:30pm: Family Fun Friday: Parent/Dancer Hip Hop (on ZOOM)

We hope to see you there!!!! #season28 #findyourfire
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1 month ago

Looking at another virtual dance week like🤩
We of course have some exciting things in store for you... including more ZOOM classes! Be sure to check your email for those class codes! 

Monday, April 20th
7:00-7:45pm: Ballet Barre Ages 10 & Up

Tuesday, April 21st
2:00-2:30pm: Tea Party at 2 Ages 2-7(be sure to dress in your fanciest attire!)
4:30-5:15pm: Old School Hip Hop Ages 10 & Up (get your old school outfits on and get ready to get funky!)

Wednesday, April 22nd
11:00-11:45am: Workout Wednesday FOR PARENTS! 
5:00-5:45pm: Musical Theatre Ages 7 & Up

Thursday, April 23rd
9:00-9:30am: Rise & Shine Warm Up Ages 8 and Up 
7:00-7:45pm: Jazz Level 3 & 4

Friday, April 24th
2:00-3:00pm: Stretch Class Ages 8 & Up
4:00-4:30pm: Family Fun Friday: Parent/Dancer Hip Hop (on ZOOM)

We hope to see you there!!!! #season28 #findyourfire

We want to hear from YOU! We are gearing up for some more Zoom classes next week!

Dancers... let us know what you want! Any specific style, teacher, something new, acting and voice, technique... whatever it may be! Let us know!

Parents, if you have younger dancers feel free to ask them and let us know! We look forward to hearing from you and to more at home dancing!❤️ #season28 #findyourfire
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1 month ago

We want to hear from YOU! We are gearing up for some more Zoom classes next week! 

Dancers... let us know what you want! Any specific style, teacher, something new, acting and voice, technique... whatever it may be! Let us know! 

Parents, if you have younger dancers feel free to ask them and let us know! We look forward to hearing from you and to more at home dancing!❤️ #season28 #findyourfire

Wondering what to do while at home this week? We have got you covered! Join us for more Zoom classes all week long! Check your email for all Zoom class codes! The first round of classes start TODAY!
Tuesday
4:00-4:45: 5-7 Jazz/Hip Hop
5:00-5:45: Level 3 & 4 Lyrical/Contemporary
6:00-6:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Hip Hop

Wednesday
4:00-4:45: Level 3 & 4 Ballet
5:00-5:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Musical Theatre
7:00-7:45: 7-9 Ballet/Lyrical

Thursday
4:00-4:45: 7-9 Tap
7:00-7:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Jazz
8:00-8:45: Level 3 & 4 Tap

Friday
10:15-11 AM: Twinkling Stars & Wee Dance

#season28 #findyourfire
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1 month ago

Wondering what to do while at home this week? We have got you covered! Join us for more Zoom classes all week long! Check your email for all Zoom class codes! The first round of classes start TODAY! 
Tuesday
4:00-4:45: 5-7 Jazz/Hip Hop
5:00-5:45: Level 3 & 4 Lyrical/Contemporary
6:00-6:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Hip Hop

Wednesday
4:00-4:45: Level 3 & 4 Ballet
5:00-5:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Musical Theatre
7:00-7:45: 7-9 Ballet/Lyrical

Thursday
4:00-4:45: 7-9 Tap
7:00-7:45: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Jazz
8:00-8:45: Level 3 & 4 Tap 

Friday
10:15-11 AM: Twinkling Stars & Wee Dance

#season28 #findyourfire

We hope all of our Stage Door families have spent the day enjoying a beautiful Easter! We miss you all so much, but we know that a day like today reminds us of the beauty in time at home. Enjoy your time with loved ones, and we will see you tomorrow for more dancing! #season28 #findyourfire ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

We hope all of our Stage Door families have spent the day enjoying a beautiful Easter! We miss you all so much, but we know that a day like today reminds us of the beauty in time at home. Enjoy your time with loved ones, and we will see you tomorrow for more dancing! #season28 #findyourfire

DON’T FORGET! Tomorrow starts our Zoom classes!
4:00-4:45pm: 7-9 Jazz/Hip Hop
5:00-5:45pm: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Tap
6:00-6:45pm: Level 3 & 4 Jazz

Did you miss the email with our Zoom class codes? No worries, just email info@stagedoordanceonline.com and let us know! See you tomorrow!!! #season28 #findyourfire
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2 months ago

DON’T FORGET! Tomorrow starts our Zoom classes! 
4:00-4:45pm: 7-9 Jazz/Hip Hop
5:00-5:45pm: Level 1/2, 2, 2/3 Tap
6:00-6:45pm: Level 3 & 4 Jazz

Did you miss the email with our Zoom class codes? No worries, just email info@stagedoordanceonline.com and let us know! See you tomorrow!!! #season28 #findyourfire
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