About Us 

Back Stage Dance Center

Welcome to Back Stage Dance Center what we do matters! Since 1998 our faculty & staff has equally focused on strong dance technique and a healthy mindset. Each dancer will be encouraged to be the best they can be.

B elief that anything is possible
S upport & Tool for a lifetime
D are to dream without limits
C reate a safe & healthy environment that promotes self growth

Founded in 1998 by Michelle Cretella Bailey & Stacey Nagel Lankarge, Back Stage Dance Center takes pride offering a high-quality dance education in a fun and exciting environment. Our goal is to assist each student reach their full potential, while instilling skills and lessons that will last a lifetime.

“Where it all begins” is our motto and tagline. We strongly believe a foundation of dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, and socially. In addition to the aerobic benefit, dance increases flexibility, agility, and coordination; and at the same time, it develops children’s expressive, musical, motor, and auditory skills. Children quickly learn to work within a group dynamic and make significant gains in confidence, tolerance and persistence related to the dance experience.

We are proud to say that over the last 20 years we have inspired and educated students from Killingworth, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Ivoryton, Essex, Guilford, Deep River and Old Saybrook. We look forward to working with you children.