CLASSES
Studio Calendar | Class Descriptions

Steps Ahead encourages dancers of all levels to reach their maximum potential. Instructors are highly experienced in their art and generous with their knowledge and encouragement in class. Instruction is geared toward motivating the individual student and encouraging personal exploration of movement.

All classes at Steps Ahead have a strong technical base but are eclectic in their style of movement and expression.

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Studio Calendar
 

MONDAY
STUDIO A4:45 - 5:45Junior II Jazz Competition Ages 9 - 12 Erica/Kayla
5:45 - 6:45Junior II Lyrical Competition Ages 9 - 12 Danielle/Elizabeth
6:45 - 7:45Petite Ballet Ages 8 - 10 Danielle/Christy
STUDIO B4:45 - 5:45Junior I Tap Ages 9 - 12 Kyra
5:45 - 6:45Teen Modern Ages 13 - 15 Erica
6:45 - 7:45Teen Tap Ages 13 - 15 Kyra
STUDIO C4:45 - 5:45Combo Hip-Hop Ages 5 - 7 Elizabeth
5:45 - 6:45Petite Jazz Competition Ages 8 - 10 Kayla/Christy
TUESDAY
STUDIO A3:15 - 4:45Advanced Combo Ages 6 - 7 Elizabeth/Danielle
4:45 - 5:45Mini Hip-Hop/Tap Ages 7 - 9 Danielle/Lauren
5:45 - 6:45Teen Contemporary Competition Ages 13 - 15 Danielle/Erica
6:45 - 7:45Teen Lyrical Ages 13 - 15 Danielle
STUDIO B3:45 - 4:45Mini Lyrical/Jazz Ages 7 - 9 Lauren/Vanessa
4:45 - 5:45Petite Hip-Hop Ages 8 - 10 Elizabeth
5:45 - 6:45Petite Lyrical/Jazz Ages 8 - 10 Rachel/Kayla
6:45 - 7:45Junior I & II Modern Ages 9 - 12 Christy/Kayla
STUDIO C4:15 - 5:00Petite/Junior Lg. Group Contemporary Ages 8 - 12 Danielle/Kayla
5:00 - 5:45Petite/Junior Small Group Jazz Ages 8 - 12 Erica/Danielle
5:45 - 6:30Petite/Junior Small Group Tap Ages 8 - 12 Kyra/Elizabeth
WEDNESDAY
STUDIO A4:00 - 5:00Acro-Gymnastics Beginner/Intermediat Caitlin
5:00 - 6:00Acro-Gymnastics Intermediate/Advance Caitlin
6:00 - 7:00Teen Ballet Ages 13 - 15 Caitlin
7:00 - 8:00Teen Jazz Competition Ages 13 - 15 Caitlin
THURSDAY
STUDIO A3:30 - 4:30Tinies II & III Ages 3 - 5 DawnMarie
4:30 - 5:30Mini Ballet Ages 7 - 9 Danielle/Elizabeth
5:30 - 6:30Junior II Hip-Hop Ages 9 - 12 Elizabeth
6:30 - 7:30Junior II Tap Ages 9 - 12 Elizabeth
STUDIO B3:30 - 4:30Petite Lyrical Competition Ages 8 - 10 Danielle/Elizabeth
4:30 - 5:30Petite Tap Ages 8 - 10 Kyra/DawnMarie
5:30 - 6:30Junior I Hip-Hop Ages 9 - 12 Kyra
6:30 - 7:30Teen Hip-Hop Ages 13 - 15 Kyra
STUDIO C3:30 - 4:30Mini Jazz Competition Ages 7 - 9 Kyra
FRIDAY
STUDIO A3:15 - 4:45Beginner Combo Ages 5 - 6 Elizabeth
4:45 - 5:45Junior II Jazz Ages 9 - 12 Kayla/Rachel
5:45 - 6:45Junior II Ballet Ages 9 - 12 Victoria
6:45 - 7:45Junior I Ballet Ages 9 - 12 Victoria
STUDIO B3:15 - 4:15Tinies I & II Ages 3 - 4 DawnMarie/Rachel
4:45 - 5:45Junior I Lyrical Competition Ages 9 - 12 Danielle/Elizabeth
5:45 - 6:45Junior I Jazz Competition Ages 9 - 12 Danielle/Christy
6:45 - 7:45Junior II Lyrical Ages 9 - 12 Christy/Rachel
SATURDAY
STUDIO A10:00 - 11:30Beginner Combo Ages 5 - 6 Christy
11:30 - 12:30Tinies II Ages 3 - 4 Elizabeth/DawnMarie
12:30 - 1:30Tiny Tots Ages 2 - 3 Elizabeth/Vanessa
STUDIO B10:30 - 11:30Mini Hip-Hop/Tap Ages 7 - 9 Elizabeth/Lauren
11:30 - 12:30Mini Lyrical/Jazz Ages 7 - 9 Christy
STUDIO C10:30 - 11:30Tinies III Ages 4 - 5 Vanessa/DawnMarie
11:30 - 12:30Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 4 - 6 Lauren/Vanessa

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Class Descriptions

Nursery 1 (1 Hour Class)
Our Nursery 1 program is designed to provide our young students with a basic foundation of dance skills by incorporating creative movement and dance technique. Your child will develop fundamental motor skills including rhythm, coordination, balance and flexibility. Our program will teach your child to follow directions, learn how to share and take turns, while improving their memorization and attention span.

All nursery 1 classes include tap, jazz and ballet and will be a memorable experience for both you and your child.

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Nursery 2 (1 Hour Class)
Our Nursery 2 program combines tap, jazz and ballet to provide your child a well-rounded beginning in dance. Your child will learn basic ballet technique, including barre, center floor, and basic ballet positions. Tap will develop rhythm and musicality while learning basic tap technique. Jazz dance is also introduced, which will focus on strength, technique, memorization and terminology.

Our Nursery 2 program will also prepare your child for a more advanced dance training in our programs and will be a momentous time to remember forever!

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Combo Class (1 ½ Hour Class)
Our Combo program is truly a “step above the rest”. This class will include a half hour of ballet, a half hour of tap and a half hour of jazz. Your child will learn ballet terminology and technique including barre, center floor and progressions (across the floor).

The tap curriculum will teach your child to count music, develop rhythm, memorize terminology and learn proper execution of beginner tap techniques. The jazz curriculum includes a center floor warm-up including isolations and exercise that build strength and develop technique, progressions and turns.

This program is to prepare your child for our full hour classes and will instill your child with confidence and fundamental values to last a lifetime!!

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Ballet
Ballet is the foundation for many other dance forms, such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, etc. Ballet teaches alignment, placement, balance and elegance. Our professional ballet program incorporates different methods to provide your child with a well-rounded education of ballet techniques. The ballet class consists of barre, center floor, adagio, allegro and progressions, while developing grace and poise. Terminology and proper technical execution are the primary focus of your child’s dance training.

If you are a student of dance and looking for a great class, try BALLET - and give yourself a chance to experience art in its purest form.

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Pointe
Pointe is offered to those students who have mastered the knowledge and technique of ballet and are ready for the next level.

Strength and control are extremely important in this dance form.

Instructor approval is necessary.

 

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Tap
Our tap program is offered to all ages and levels. It includes barre, center floor, progressions, turns, rhythms and dance combinations.

Several tap styles are taught, including the “Broadway style” using accurate feet and arm placement, and the hottest trend “Hoffin” using intricate rhythms and speed.

Terminology is taught at all levels, while continually increasing technical skills.
 

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Jazz
Our jazz curriculum incorporates ballet technique to develop a strong foundation.

Jazz classes include barre, a unique center floor warm-up including isolations and exercises that build strength and develop technique, progressions and a focus on jumps and turns.

Dance combinations can consist of classical, musical theatre or ‘cutting edge’ choreography.

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Lyrical
Lyrical incorporates strong ballet and jazz techniques to become a favorite dance form among our students. Students are recommended to take a ballet class when enrolling in our lyrical program.

Your child will focus on technique, musicality and performance ability while learning to dance using different emotions and expressions.

Each class consists of center floor and barre warm-up, extensions, jumps and turns, progressions and invigorating emotional dance combinations.

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Hip-Hop
Our Hip-Hop program combines the latest video, club, street and funk styles to create the hottest dance class available!

Each 1 hour class begins with stretch and warm-ups including isolations and strength exercises. All moves and music are age appropriate and level specific.

Hip-Hop is specifically geared towards self-empowerment and positive self talk, using dance to teach personal power and respect. Developing coordination and rhythm, your child will learn dance combinations with the most innovative choreography in Queens!

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Modern
Modern is a form of dance that relies on movement that is more natural and organic for the body. In this class, students will explore the techniques of Martha Graham and Lester Horton.

Dancers will experiment with movement principals such as fall and recovery, contraction and release and lateral movement. The students will begin to push the limits of their techniques by discovering new ways of using music and sound to intensify the emotion in their movement.
 

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