STEP BY STEP SCHOOL OF DANCE

Recreational Recital Program

Our Recreational Recital Program is for students wishing to dance for fun and exercise. Classes run September through June, and culminate with a spring dance recital for family and friends.

  • Classes meet once a week
  • Classes are co-ed unless otherwise noted
  • Boys Only classes are available
  • Adult (18+) classes are available

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Dance With Me
(Ages 18 months - 2 ) 

Dance with me dance classes are for children 18 months up to the age of 2 years. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This type of class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class along with the little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track.


Discover Dance

(Ages 2 yrs - 3 yrs) 

This class is a wonderful transition between Toddler & Me and Ballet, Tap & Jazz class. Music, movement, balance and the basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. The dancers do not have mom, dad or another loved one by their side during the class, so this class is great for children who will be able to participate in class on their own. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along in a way that is fun, positive and appropriate for children 2-3 years of age.


Preschool Ballet/Tap/Tumble

(Ages 3 yrs -5 yrs)
Our pre-school program is for students who want to explore more than one area of dance. Basic skills in ballet are taught along with basic choreography skills in formations, level changes and cannons. Tap dance is introduced to help reinforce counting to music and making musical rhythms with our feet. Students will also explore the fun world of tumbling. Learning the basics of forward rolls, cartwheels and body awareness. Now how fun is that! Students will perform a two dances in the recital. 

Ballet

(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
Ballet is the foundational technique for dance, and is highly recommended as a fundamental study and compliment for ALL dance disciplines. Our classical ballet class curriculum is developed from Royal Academy of Dance (English), Vaganova (Russian), and Cecchetti (Italian) technical principles, traditions and structured syllabi. All dancers will be taught proper dance terminology and technique as developmentally appropriate for each age level and class level. Our Pre-ballet classes (ages 4yrs thru 6 yrs) are designed to introduce compassionate structure and focus to our young dancers, while our upper ballet curriculum is designed to further develop and enrich the more professional student’s ballet experience in order to immerse the dancer in the beauty and strength of the ballet discipline. Dancers will be placed first by age and then assessed based on ability. Because of the technical nature of ballet, dancers may spend more than one year in each level before successfully progressing to the next.

Contemporary/Lyrical

(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
This class is the result of a fusion between ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance styles. This dance style combines technical components of ballet with the freedom and fluidity of jazz to allow the dancer to express individual interpretations and movement. Lyrical and contemporary are both expressive styles of dance that allow the dancer to interpret the emotions and experience the stories behind a musical piece to execute strong, graceful, dynamic, natural, poetic, and intricate movements. All of our dance classes are designed to give dancers the experience of both amazing dance styles in an enjoyable and creative way that allows each dancer to find his or her own expressional movement interpretation of the powerful story behind the music.
 

Hip Hop

(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
Hip Hop is an energetic class that is a combination of different street dance styles usually done to hip hop music. Using popular and current music the students start learning dances and choreography quickly as well as learning various dance elements. Our version of hip hop/jazz dance is extremely tasteful and clean and our priority is offering age-appropriate material.​

Jazz 

(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
This is another very popular dance genres for dancers to study. Jazz dancing, like hip hop, is fun, exciting, energetic, and stylish and allows the dancer to express him or herself in an individual way. Jazz has progressed and developed in correspondence to popular music in our culture. Leaps, turns, precise movement, some hip hop style, modern jazz, jazz funk, contemporary jazz, Caribbean traditional dance, Broadway style jazz, African American vernacular dance, and so much more classify and are foundational aspects of jazz dance. Jazz is a discipline that uses ballet technique as the foundational basis from where its movements are derived. Though jazz is upbeat, exciting and full of personality, it also requires the dancer to use a great deal of grace, balance and poise.​

A Chance to Dance

(Open to all Ages)
This is our special dance program for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, CP, and many other learning differences and special needs. The class focuses on sensory processing, behavioral analysis, kinesiology, and movement safety. Dance benefits cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development.

Tap 

​(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
Tap dancing is a percussive style of dance that uses the small metal plates on the bottoms of dancer's shoes to make contact with the floor, which creates a tapping sound. Tap is a fun, upbeat, rhythmic style of dance that allows the dancer to practice their coordination in achieving the proper sounds with their tap shoes while also maintaining balance and rhythm. The dancer also becomes a musician and a performer while dancing to upbeat and energizing music, swing, popular hits, hip hop beats and even acapella tap routines.

Acrodance (Tumbling)

(Ages 5 yrs - Adult)
Acrobatics is a gymnastic sport that encompasses many aspects of ballet and other dance styles. Along with it technical and foundational aspects, acrobatics allows the student to develop a great deal of balance, coordination, agility, strength, flexibility, and motor control. A great compliment to all dance styles, acrobatics is one of our most highly recommended classes for all ages. Acrobatics includes elements such as forwards tumbling, backwards tumbling, flipping, aerial trick, and so much more! Our youngest acrobats learn about special awareness, directional change, balance, hand-eye coordination, and basic tumbling skills, while our more advanced acrobats take their tumbling skills to new and impressive heights. All of our acrobatics classes are focused on teaching the skills your child should learn at each level. All classes are focused, discipline, and all have one main goal; to teach every student that just because gravity holds us down, it doesn’t mean that we can't challenge that.


Pointe
(Ages 12 yrs - 18 yrs )
This beautiful form of Ballet is open to students who have taken several years of dance and are at an intermediate level or above. This class will work on classical ballet movement. Pointe class is the part of Classical Ballet in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Students will learn and practice pointe barre work with an emphasis on correct foot and body alignment, as well as the study of the proper techniques for the execution of more difficult steps.


Adult Classes
(Ages 18 and up)
Adult classes are offered for ages 18 and up, with no experience required and no spring recital.

Boys Only

(Ages 5 yrs - 18 yrs)

Jazz & Tap & Hip Hop will be the focus of the class. No previous dance experience is required.