Our Classes

We offer programs for both the recreational and pre-professional young dancer. All of our classes are structured and taught by a highly qualified faculty member in our state of the art facility. Your quest for the perfect Youth Dance School can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you. We’re constantly updating our offerings, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a new dance opportunity.

TINY TOTS

AGES 3-5

This class introduces the basics of tap, ballet and creative movement in a warm and nurturing atmosphere.  It is designed to encourage coordination, large motor skill development, musical awareness and listening skills.  50 minutes
Dress Code:
Girls- Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoe, Tan Ushell Tap Shoe
Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White Tee/Tank, Black Ballet Shoe, Black Tap Shoe

COMBO

AGES 5-7

This combination class incorporates ballet, tap and jazz.  Students are introduced to the basics of each style in a fun and nurturing environment.  Students gain confidence while increasing their sense of rhythm, flexibility, coordination and the foundations of proper technique. 90 minutes
Dress Code: 

Girls- Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoe, Tan U-Shell Tap Shoe, Tan Jazz Gore Boot, Pink Ballet Skirt, Black Jazz Shorts/Pants

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White Tee/Tank, Black Ballet Shoe, Black Lace Shoe, Black Jazz Gore Boot

TAP

AGES 8+

This class is designed to increase rhythm and dexterity. Combinations are taught exploring elements of both Broadway style tap as well as rhythm tap giving students a solid foundation for both.  This class is an excellent tool for learning sound and movement.  Students will further this training by learning syncopation and rhythms.  Emphasis is placed on proper body placement, positioning, weight shifts, and clarity of tap sounds and rhythms. 45 minutes
Dress Code: 

Girls- Black Leotard/Tank Top, Tan Ushell Tap Shoe, Black Jazz Shorts/Leggings

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White or Black Fitted Tee/Tank, Black Oxford Tap Shoe

BALLET

AGES 8+

This is a classical ballet class that introduces the fundamentals in a traditional manner.  Class includes barre and center work with emphasis on building a strong foundation for the dancer.   Ballet is the foundation for all other disciplines of dance.  It teaches balance, coordination, and flexibility, as well as style and grace.  All ballet classes will be taught proper alignment, terminology, stage positions, barre work, center floor and progressions across the floor. 
Dress Code: 

Girls- Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoe, Solid Pink Ballet Skirt (optional), Hair in Bun

Boys- Black Fitted Pants/Shorts, White or Black Fitted Tee/Tank, Black Ballet Shoe

JAZZ

AGES 8+

This class introduces the elements of Jazz Dance.  Various styles of dance fall under the discipline of jazz.  All jazz classes will be schooled in traditional and contemporary styles.  Classes will begin with a warm-up, followed by across-the-floor, technique and ending with a variety of choreography. 
Dress Code:

Girls- Black Leotard, Tan Jazz Gore Boot, Black Jazz Shorts/Leggings

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White or Black Fitted Tee/Tank, Black Jazz Gore Boot

HIP HOP

AGES 5+

This high-energy dance class is tailored to boys and girls who want to learn the latest urban dance steps.  It includes conditioning, a warm-up, dance steps and combinations.  This class is a great way to improve rhythm, coordination, and movement skills.  Dancers are constantly working throughout the class on isolations, attitude and performance skills.  Choreography is set to contemporary, popular songs that get the body going!  Some previous jazz training is beneficial but not required. 45 minutes
Dress Code:

Boys & Girls- All black and/or SBS attire, Black Hip Hop Sneakers

CONTEMPORARY

AGES 8+

Contemporary combines ballet, modern, lyrical and jazz in a unique style of dance.  Class begins with a warm-up to instill technique and increase flexibility.  The second portion of the class is dedicated to learning combinations, leaps and turns.  Students enrolled in Contemporary must also be enrolled in a Ballet Class.  45 minutes
Dress Code: 

Girls- Black Leotard/Tank Top, Canvas Half Soles OR Barefeet, Black Jazz Shorts/Leggings

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White or Black Fitted Tee/Tank, Canvas Half Soles OR Barefeet

Musical Theater

AGES 5+

Broadway Jazz is a theater jazz class consisting of acting and dancing, portraying a theme/character through movement.  Students enrolled in Broadway Jazz must also be enrolled in a technical dance class (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop). 45 minutes  

Dress Code: 

Girls- Black Leotard/Tank Top, Black Shorts/Pants/Skirt, tan jazz gore

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, White or Black Tee/Tank, Black Jazz Gore Boot

ACRO

AGES 5+

This class will learn Cartwheels, Rolls, Handstands, Bridges, Flexibility, Balancing, Partnering, Floorwork incorporated into jazz dance.  This class will start with a warmup to increase flexibility and prepare the dancer's body for the stunts to be performed.
Dress Code:

Girls- Black Leotard/Unitard, Black Acro Shoes, Black Jazz Shorts    

Boys- Black Sweat Pants/Shorts, Black Tee/Tank, Black Acro Shoe

POINTE

BY TEACHER RECOMMENDATION ONLY

This class focuses on developing the strength and technique required to dance en pointe.  It encompasses a tremendous amount of ballet technique.  Students enrolled in Pointe/Advanced Ballet Technique must also be enrolled in a Ballet Class.  Advancement to Pointe will be soley based on teacher discretion.

Step by Step Dance Studio

490 NJ-33, Millstone Township, NJ 08535

(732) 792-1792

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