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Stage Door Dance is one of the most established dance schools in Encinitas. Take a look at our story and enroll for a free trial lesson today!

About Stage Door Dance

Whether your child dances for fun or with professional intent, Stage Door is your neighborhood studio that will inspire and celebrate your child’s natural drive and spirit. 

Camouflaged in whimsical fun is quality technique. Stage Door is an ideal dance studio for students from age 18 months – teen. We offer tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and performance groups.  

Our teachers are committed to your child’s development and measurable progress. We also provide several seasonal – specialty performance opportunities as well as our main recital event in June. 

You will find our studio cheerful, approachable, and committed to your satisfaction. Situated conveniently on El Camino Real in Encinitas, we have been in this same location since 1997.  

Enroll for a free trial lesson today!

Learning, Laughing & Loving it!

Our Mission

To inspire children for a lifetime of success through dance, creativity, healthy lifestyle, confidence and friendships.

Dance Studio Encinitas

Our Teachers

Dance Teacher Encinitas

Patti Weinberg

Studio Director

Patti Weinberg, was born in the Los Angeles area in 1970 where she began a rich and fulfilling career in the world of dance. First dancing at the age of 5, she trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Spanish, Hawaiian, and acrobatics at Annette’s School of Dance.

Dance Teacher Encinitas

Dana Rosado Campbell

Dana is a native San Diegan who returned after studying dance, performance and teaching, and raising her family in Utah and the Chicago, Illinois areas. She has been teaching ballet at all levels in the North County area and principally at Stage Door since 1993. She also teaches Flamenco.

Dance Teacher Encinitas

Clara Conkling

Miss Clara grew up dancing at Stage Door Dance and has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and musical theatre for over 16 years. She has taken intensives with San Diego Ballet Company, preformed in over 15 musical theatre productions including Chicago and Mama Mia which won numerous awards for local theatre, and countless more dance productions.

Ellie Delbridge started her first day of dance class at age 2 at her mom’s dance studio, “Cutting Edge School of Dance,” located in Mission Viejo, California, where she grew up dancing just about every day. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Salsa, & Musical Theater are among the styles of dance Ellie studied. Dancing competitively and winning top dance awards with her Cutting Edge Dance Company Team at Show Stoppers, Rainbow, Broadway, and Kar Competition. Ellie graduated from Orange County School of the Arts in 2014, where she studied Commercial Dance from 7th grade through 12th grade, dancing solo and duet high lights in nearly every performance and achieving the title of “Best Lyrical Dancer” for the class of 2014. Ellie was admitted into San Diego State University as a Dance major and graduated in 2018. In her Professional career of Dance, Ellie has been featured in the music video “For Once” by J.Hofstee, performed as a lead dancer for the premiere of Stand Up For Cancer, and continues to share her knowledge and inspire dancers of the younger generation.

Dance Teacher Encinitas

Daniela Hattman

Ms. Daniela grew up dancing at Stage Door Dance since the age of 4 and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and lyrical. While in high school, she competed on a local competition team where she was a part of multiple award-winning numbers.

Miss Lisette grew up training with a variety of professional studios such as American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Finis Jung, David Howard and Alvin Ailey in New York City. Miss Lisette has been teaching for over 30 years in San Diego County including teaching Outreach Programs for City Ballet of San Diego and San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. She is also a PBT certified instructor! Miss Lisette teaches ages 2.5 through adult, and looks forward to seeing your dancer in class. Her motto is “Reach for the moon and you’ll be amongst the stars.”

Miss Andrea loves teaching at Stage Door Dance and is happy to be teaching for such an amazing studio. She started dancing when she was 8 and fell in love with it. She danced for 10 years throughout high school at Ramona High, was president of Dance Productions, and danced on The RHS Varsity Song Team. She continued her training at University of California, Irvine and received her bachelors in Dance. Andrea started her career in dance at the Disneyland Resort where she performed in the “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade,” ” A Christmas Fantasy,” and the night parade “Paint the Night.” She continued performing at Knotts Berry Farm in multiple show including the their Can Can Show and the “Boysenberry Jamboree” and in a dinner show called “Teatro Martini” at Pirates Dinner Adventure. Then she found a love for musicals. You can find her in shows in Regional Theaters right here in San Diego. Her previous credits includes “The Producers,” “Victor/Victoria,” “Crazy For You,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Mamma Mia,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Sweet Charity,” “Cabaret” and “West Side Story”. She is so grateful to help the students at Stage Door grow and share her love for dance.

Caitlyn Silvas began dancing at the age of 2 and grew up training all genres of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop. When she turned 9 years old she realized her true love classical ballet and began to focus on training intensely for a professional career. Caitlyn’s year round training was provided by some of the leading ballet schools in Southern California. Along with serious instruction during the year her training was supplemented by summer intensives with world renowned schools and companies such as American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet West, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Caitlyn began her career dancing with professional ballet companies at the age of 17 and has danced for the professional companies in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Since she has been 16 years old Caitlyn has taught toddler combo classes, ballet, pointe, stretch, and conditioning to all levels of dancers and guiding them to be the best dancers they can possibly be. Teaching the next generation of dancers is something she is extremely passionate about and is so happy to help students grow in their technique, artistry, and love for dance!