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fall enrollment is open

Register today!

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Open House September 17-23

Reserve your free week of classes!

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Dance Excellence Scholarship

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training the dancers of tomorrow

The Steps Academy is a premiere dance training program located on New York City’s Upper West Side. Students ages 2-18 receive a comprehensive dance training experience led by our world-renowned faculty. Housed within the Steps Academy are three divisions, Pre-Professional, Youth Division, & First Steps. Our diverse curriculum includes classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, theater dance, modern, and contemporary and offers multiple performance opportunities. Our notable faculty members boast performance credits including American Ballet Theater, the Radio City Rockettes, Dance Theater of Harlem, Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, Broadway, film, and commercial credits.

You can see the full calendar here.

Pre-Professional Dance Student in red leotard, arms stretched out to her side


ages 10-18

Training for aspiring professional dancers that promotes artistic excellence and strong technique.

Select Study dance students, in leotards practicing ballet at a barre


ages 7-18

Home for dancers to explore their passion in an enriching curriculum.  

First Steps dancer, young girl running towards the camera across a dance studio in a pink leotard, tutu, and tights


ages 2-6

Interpretive movement and creative games for the tiniest of dancers.


Group of young dancers in ballet class, at the barre


Experience dance classes for FREE during the Steps Academy Open House. From September 17-23, dancers age 2-18 are invited to unleash their artistic voice, learn dance technique, and experience the magic that is made when dancers train at the Steps Academy.


Registration is still open for students to sign-up for the 2023-24 dance season. Your dancer can spend the next year expanding their dance training with the iconic teachers of Steps on Broadway while building new skills and making memories that will last a lifetime.

A close up of the backs of three dancers in light blue leotards and skirts arms raised and lit dramatically

Pre-Professional dancer in black uni-tard shownin center of white background, on arms and one leg outstretched behind


The Dance Excellence Scholarship provides outstanding dancers a chance to pursue their dreams in the Pre-Professional division of the Steps Academy. Each year, dancers ages 10-18 receive $25,000+ in scholarships to support their dance endeavors through the elite training provided at the Steps Academy.


Featuring diverse class offerings, illustrious faculty, and a location in the heart of the New York City dance scene, the Steps Youth Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is an elite program for enhancing your dance training during the summer. Information regarding the 2024 Summer Intensive will be announced soon. 

Summer intensive dance class, a crowded dance studio with barre and mirror and dancers in many different outfits.

We are so grateful for the Steps dance family!
Thank you for creating a supportive and loving home for young dancers!


Absolutely incredible experience!
My 12 year old daughter had possibly the best time of her life dancing at Steps – we travelled in from Massachusetts and we cannot to come back again for more, more more! The faculty was phenomenal, and the choreography was outstanding!! She took the intermediate level theater Jazz and the intermediate tap, and she fit right in, learned so much, and loved every minute. Thank you, Steps!

Cherie, Parent

I think the Steps [Academy] PrePro program is excellent.
The teachers and syllabus are dynamic and engaging and the dancers become fluent in many different styles of dance. The quality of the instruction was evident this weekend at the Starlight Performance. The dancers were amazing ! I can’t imagine the program getting negative reviews; it is well run and nurturing and very concerned about each dancers development and enjoyment of dance.