About Us

About Us:

Stage One Dance Center celebrates our 25th year of business in 2017.  Growing from a one floor, one instructor business in 1992, to a lively center for the dance arts with three dance floors and professional instructors specializing in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, tumbling and pre-ballet/tap classes.  Our students range in ages from children ages 3 to adult, and youth training for beginning through the advanced level.  In addition to our yearly schedule of community performances we also are home to our performing companies North Bay Performing Arts.  Our company members travel throughout the Bay Area to perform their award winning routines, and delight audiences throughout the community with free performances and fundraising events.  Closer to home our youngest dancers perform for the Benicia Senior Citizen’s Christmas party and all students participate in our year end Showcase of Dancers in June.  

Our Philosophy:

To build the individuals self-esteem through commitment, discipline, self-determination, and pride in accomplishment. We hold our dancers to high expectations and encourage self-motivation toward achieving technical proficiency as well as excellence in personal goals.

That Is Why I Teach Dance
NOT because I expect you to major in Dance.
NOT because I expect you to Dance all your life.
NOT so you can relax or have fun.
BUT so you will be human,
so you will recognize beauty,
so you will be sensitive,
so you will be closer to an
Infinite beyond this world,
so you will have more love,
more compassion,
more gentleness,
more good…
in short, more life.
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous
living unless you know how to live?
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