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Steps Academy Pre-Professional Summer Intensive

Ages 10 – 18, Audition only

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dancers ages 2-6

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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.

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ages 10-18

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

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ages 7-18

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

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ages 2-6

Interpretive movement and creative games for the tiniest of dancers.


PRE-PROFESSIONAL Summer Intensive 

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 is available now.

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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.


Curious about dance classes at the Steps Academy? Join us for Open House from September 9th to 15th. Register now to receive updates and reminders!

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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 ! …it is well run and nurturing and very concerned about each dancers development and enjoyment of dance.


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 wait 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

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