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STEPS DANCE ACADEMY


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 steps.academy@gcfymca, 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 the 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:

CLICK HERE: 2019 SDA Schedule Jan – June class openings                                 

REGISTRATION AND DANCEWEAR:
  • REGISTER IN PERSON: with STEPS Dance Academy Staff or Parvathi Kumar
  • CLASS PLACEMENT: must be approved by STEPS Dance Academy Staff
  • EMAIL: Hollie or Chelsea, to verify your dancers level, steps.academy@gcfymca.org
  • REGISTRATION HOURS: 
    • Monday/Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-7:00pm
  • DANCEWEAR: Purchase your dancewear through STEPS Academy for less!
  • REGISTRATION: Open registration August through January 31.  Classes are pro-rated.
  • INFO: For More information Click on the links below

 

CONTACT:
Amy DeVries – STEPS Dance Academy Director
amyd@gcfymca.org | 224.760.7012
 
Chelsea Prokop – Administrative Assistant
danceacademy.steps@gmail.com
Hollie Harris, Lisa Merigold
Mykie Scaletta, Riley Sweeney
                          – Administrative Assistants
steps.academy@gcfymca.org
 
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:  Amy DeVries Dance YMCA
INSTAGRAM:  Ystepsacademy
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MOVE-U COMPANY DANCE TEAM
        
2019 JR HH INFERNO

2019 JR. COMPANY HIP HOP FIRST PLACE – HIGH SCORE – ELITE PLATINUM!

2019 SR. HH INFERNO

2019 SR. HIP HOP FIRST PLACE – HIGH SCORE!

 
                                
2019 SR. JAZZ INFERNO

2019 SR. JAZZ

Move-U Hip Hop May 2017 1st Place

Move-U Jazz – New Jersey August 2016

Hip Hop 1st place

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

May 2016; 1st place overall

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March 2015; Platinum, 1st place in Division

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