Taylor Family Branch YMCA
Phone: 847-888-7410
50 N. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123
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STEPS ACADEMY

dance STEPS ACADEMY Dance and Tumbling  “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

WHO WE ARE

The Goal of STEPS Academy is to run a professional studio with Academy training, at an affordable price.  We believe it is important to demonstrate and teach our students modesty, respect, to persevere, and encourage each other while learning and growing as a dancer, tumbler, and performer.

OUR PHILOSOPHY and VISION:

Is to instill in your child a love for the art of dance, while building self-esteem, strong work ethics, and commitments, as they strive for excellence using the gifts they have been given.  We value the importance of appropriate costume and song choices that we use when instructing your dancer.

COMMUNITY

We provide opportunities for our Company students to be a part of performing and giving to the community we live in.  STEPS Academy teaches & incorporates the YMCA Core Values of *CARING *HONESTY * RESPECT *RESPONSIBILITY

THE BIGGER PICTURE

  • The biggest compliment you can give is a recommendation!  When a new student registers for any class in STEPS Academy, by your recommendation, you receive a 15% off coupon for your next month Academy class registration.  Just email Amy DeVries at amyd@gcfymca.org, with the information of the child who joined the Academy per your recommendation!
  • We highly recommend that students start classes in the fall, and not wait until recital season.  It is difficult for the students who arrive in the spring to keep up with the students who have been in class since September.  They miss a lot of training in technique and fundamentals.  They will not progress as quickly as other students who study from fall-spring.

 


 

SCHEDULES:  

2017 NEW Fall Schedule

Recital DVD/Picture Pick up:

PICTURE & DVD PICK UP INFO

Auditions for Company and JR. Company: 
• Current Academy students must have teacher recommendations.
• New incoming students should be at an intermediate-advanced level of dance. 
 
FALL – SPRING
• Open registration August through January.  Classes are pro-rated.  
• Select classes will have registration in February.  
 
Registration and Dancewear:
• Contact Amy DeVries for class placement.   
• Purchase your dancewear through STEPS Academy for less!
• 50% off your child’s 2nd, 4th and 6th class!   
• Click on the  links below for information! 
 
 CONTACT:
Amy DeVries, STEPS Academy Coordinator
amyd@gcfymca.org | 224.760.7012
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:  Amy DeVries Dance YMCA
 

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MOVE-U COMPANY DANCE TEAM 
  • 2015 1st Place Hip Hop Open and 1st place in Division
  • 2016 1st Place Hip Hop and 2nd in Division
  • 2016 1st Place Jazz and 1st place in Division and all around high score winning the “Golden Ticket” to World Dance Championship
  • 2017 2nd Place Jazz and Third Place in Division
  • 2017 1st Place Hip Hop and 1st Place in Division
 
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2017 Platinum Division; 1st Place Hip Hop and Nationals Qualifier, 2nd Place Jazz

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Hip Hop 1st place

2016 Platinum Division: 1st Place Jazz, 2nd Place Hip Hop. Jazz Routine: High Score Qualifier to Dance World Championship.

1st place overall

 

 

 

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2015 Platinum, 1st place in Division

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