What experience is necessary to dance at Steps?
None! We offer classes for students ranging from 3 years old and up and classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. It is our goal to provide your child with a class in which he or she feels comfortable while being challenged. We always offer special classes for beginning teens so they can learn with their peers.
What age may my dancer start classes at Steps?
We suggest that all dancers be at least 3 years old and potty trained to take dance classes at Steps. If your dancer is younger than 3, we suggest a free trial class to ensure it is appropriate for your dancer.
When should I enroll? Is it important to register early?
It is true that early registrants have more choices. Classes can fill up quickly. However, we having a rolling registration and continue to take new students until the end of January. You may join one of our technique classes at any time. If you join in the middle of a quarter, we will prorate the fee for that quarter to solely include weeks attended.
Can I try a class before I commit?
Yes! We offer up to one week of free trial. This allows you to experience different levels, styles and teachers and allows us an opportunity to evaluate for proper placement.
How large are the dance classes?
We try to keep the classes at a size that ensures each dancer will receive the attention they need. The style of dance and age of student is considered when deciding class size. Larger classes often have a teaching assistant.
How long and how often are the dance classes?
Our classes are once a week. The length varies from 30 to 90 minutes.
How much are dance classes?
Dance classes vary in price depending on the length of the class. Discounts are given for multiple children in a family and for those who wish to pay annually. Please see the “Policy and Fees” section for detailed information.
What should be worn to dance class?
Our dress code is outlined under “Policy and Fees”.
Do you have a Dance Recital? How many costumes do I need to purchase?
Yes! In June we have a professional quality recital, which allows our dancers to showcase their growth and acquired skills. All recital classes require one costume purchase. Prices can be found under “Policy and Fees”. Technique and acro classes will not perform at recital.
Can parents watch dance classes?
Yes, parents are welcome to view our dance classes. Our studios feature one-way windows, which allow you to observe your dancer in classes without causing distraction.
Do you have parent conferences?
If at any time you wish to schedule a parent conference with the director or an instructor, please contact the studio to schedule an appointment. It is so important to keep an open line of communication! Unfortunately our staff cannot be interrupted between classes, so please leave a note or contact the studio for a conference.
What type of commitment is expected of recreational dancers?
A commitment to class attendance is extremely important for a dancer’s progress. Missed classes may be made up with another class on a similar level. No refunds or reductions are given for missed classes. Excessive absences may result in a dancer not advancing for the next dance season.
What is competitive dance?
Our competitive (company) dancers range in age from 5-18, and are committed to a more rigorous training and rehearsal schedule. The competitive dancers attend competitions where they perform dances (group or solo) in front of a panel of judges and receive results and critiques. Our company dancers also attend dance conventions where they train with some of the country’s top choreographers. Competitive dancers must continuously train to maintain and improve their technique, balance skills, strength and flexibility. Competitive dancing requires a solid commitment to dance.
Does Steps have classes for adults?
Yes! We offer adult classes in ballet, tap, and hip-hop. Dancers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome at Steps!