The Stage Door Studio first began as Miss Pats School of Dance in 1967. Through the years our school has grown in reputation and standing in the community. In 1989 our name changed to Miss Pats Stage Door Studio, when we were fortunate to move into our current large facility, which began as a movie theatre in 1920. In 1995 my daughter Jodi joined me as co-director and we became The Stage Door Studio.

Our Students have been offered continuing education scholarships from the prestigious School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Jofferey Ballet, Point Park University, Goucher College in Maryland, Burklyn Ballet in Vermont, Broadway Dance Center New York, Gus Giordano Studio in Chicago, Pennsylvania Ballet School, and more. As well as receiving full scholarships to summer dance programs funded by the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Our competition groups have won numerous first place awards in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap and Jazz, with outstanding awards for choreography and costuming, in addition to Best of Show and Grand Champion Awards. We have competed with Dance Educators of America, Star Power, On Stage America, Rhee Gold and Professional Dance Teachers of America.

Some of our credits are: Performances for the American Cancer Society, a televised show to benefit the homeless, Mayfair in Allentown, Late Start Update Program for the Aged through Northampton Area Community College, as well as multiple performances at Disney World and yearly holiday performances for many of the assisted living and nursing home facilies in the area.

We can proudly boast that many of our former students are performing professionally or teaching and operating other local schools.

Our annual performance is held at the end of the season at the Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College. Children are not compelled to participate in this, but are urged to do so, since it is the culminating part of our dance program and children have much to gain from this experience. Our students are presented in a professional setting which affords them the opportunity of performing and viewing "live stage" work.

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