Since its inception in 1987, Step I has been dedicated to creating a community that comes together under one roof to dance, work-out and have fun. Under the direction of Pepper Von and Mary Wright, the studio offers one of the city’s largest dance programs for adults, as well as a comprehensive dance program for youth ages 3 to 17, and an accelerated training program for young dancers interested in our Dance Competition Companies.
Whether you have a child who wants to take tap dancing for the first time, or a young dancer who wants to commit to a rigorous training schedule, you’ll find Step I to be a nurturing and open environment. Step I is a “performance based” studio, which means that students in the choreography-based (as opposed to technique) classes learn a dance that is performed at a recital at the end of the Winter and Spring Sessions.
Located in Midtown, Step I has four large, bright, air-conditioned studios. We offer classes seven days a week.