Pre-Professional Program (ages 7-18, by audition)

September 9-June 6

Welcome to 2019-2020 Academic Year….from Director, Pam Levy

It is with excitement and enthusiasm that we embark on this upcoming school year at Steps in the Pre-Professional Program. The program’s new diverse curriculum will provide the building blocks for preparing successful and adaptable 21st-century dancers. With this initiative, graduates of our program will flourish in the professional dance world and be among the top picks for the elite college dance programs and conservatories.

CLASSES OFFERED

Ballet, Pointe, Theater Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Horton-Based Modern, Pilates, Stretch & Strengthening, Voice and Tap. Students must comply with course requirements specific to each level.

New! Work Sessions
Upper level students will have Work Sessions built into their schedule to allow for guest teachers of varying disciplines. These Work Sessions will also be used for rehearsal for Winter and Spring showcases.

UPCOMING WORK SESSIONS

LEVEL 4:
Friday, January 31, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Injury Prevention Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 1:15-2:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Dancer Nutrition Workshop
Friday, February 7, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Stress Management

LEVEL 5:
Saturday, January 11, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglar, Broadway Dance and Singing
Saturday, January 25, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglar, Broadway Dance and Singing
Friday, January 31, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Injury Prevention Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 1:15-2:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Dancer Nutrition Workshop
Friday, February 7, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Stress Management
Saturday, February 8, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglar, Broadway Dance and Singing
Friday, February 28, 6:15-7:45pm, Kimani Fowlin, West African Dance
Saturday, February 29, 1:15-2:45pm, Grace Anderson, Latin Ballroom

LEVEL 6:
Monday, January 6, 6:45-8:15pm, Zoey Anderson – Parsons Dance, Contemporary
Friday, January 10, 6:15-7:45pm, Madison Ingles, Commercial Jazz
Saturday, January 11, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglar, Broadway Dance and Singing
Monday, January 13, 6:45-8:15pm, Zoey Anderson – Parsons Dance, Contemporary
Monday, January 20, 6:45-8:15pm, Al Blackstone, Theater
Friday, January 17, 6:15-7:45pm, Madison Ingles, Commercial Jazz
Friday, January 24, 6:15-7:45pm, Madison Ingles, Commercial Jazz
Saturday, January 25, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglarr, Broadway Dance and Singing
Friday, January 31, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Injury Prevention Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 1:15-2:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Dancer Nutrition Workshop
Monday, February 3, 6:45-8:15pm, Bradley Shelver, Modern Dance
Friday, February 7, 6:15-7:45pm, Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, Stress Management
Saturday, February 8, 1:15-2:45pm, Jess McRoberts & Paul Peglar, Broadway Dance and Singing
Monday, February 10, 6:45-8:15pm, Bradley Shelver, Modern Dance
Monday, February 17, 6:45-8:15pm, Bradley Shelver, Modern Dance
Friday, February 28, 6:15-7:45pm, Kimani Fowlin, West African Dance
Saturday, February 29, 1:15-2:45pm, Grace Anderson, Latin Ballroom

AUDITIONS & PLACEMENT

As always, students will be placed by audition in one of four divisions based on age, each with its own set of core classes and minimum class requirements. We have changed the name of the levels to create a better understanding of the progression of the program.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Performance opportunities such as the Holiday and Spring Showcases, and community concerts throughout the city enhance each student’s experience in the Pre-Professional Program. Throughout the year casting directors, talent agents, and photographers contact Steps Youth Programs when they are in need of young dancers for film, theater, commercials and print.

I am looking forward to an exciting year of dance for you!

“We are overwhelmed with pride and joy from both (Showcase) recitals this weekend…Each age group and each routine was exquisite. It was truly impressive.”
– Debra, Pre-Professional Parent, 2016

Looking to dance over the Summer? We offer Summer Intensives!