The Steps Dance Company is a competitive performance group comprised of students who are passionate about dance and want to take their talent to the next level.  We believe that the Company experience instills values such as team work, responsibility, commitment, and discipline that our students can use outside of the classroom.  We pride ourselves in providing a company experience that fosters commitment and progress but also allows for balance in our dancers' lives.

Our company members train with our distinguished Steps faculty as well as guest choreographers and master teachers from around the country. Our company members have achieved countless accolades with National titles, scholarships, and acceptance into top Summer Intensive training programs. Many of our company members have gone on to pursue degrees in dance, become members of their college dance teams, and pursue professional careers in dance.

Auditions 2018-19

Join the Steps Company Family!

Our company is selected by audition only. During the audition process, dancers will perform technique across the floor as well as learn a combination to be performed in small groups. Dancers will often be asked to improvise as well. We ask that dancers dress in proper audition attire and bring shoes for each style. Hair should be slicked back. 

Looking for more information regarding our company schedules, fees, and summer requirements? Send us an e-mail at the link below!

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jazz Company

Ages 4-6  4-5:00pm 

Ages 7-10 5:00-6:30pm

Ballet Repertory CompanyAges 10+ 6:30-8:00pm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hip Hop Company

Ages 5-7 4-5:00pm

Ages 8-10 5-6:30pm

Ages 11-13  6:30-8:00pm

Ages 14+  8:00-9:30pm

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tap Company

Ages 10+  4-5:30pm

Jazz Company

Ages 11-13 5:30-7:30pm

Ages 14+ 7:30-9:30pm

Private Auditions

Can't make our group auditions? Private auditions are now available for the 2018-19 season! Please e-mail our Artistic Director, Rebecca Rosenberg, at

Jazz Company

The Steps Dance Center Jazz Company offers dancers ages 5-18 a chance to train, perform, and compete in multiple styles of dance including jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and contemporary. 

Jazz Company members are required to train weekly in ballet, tech & turns, jazz technique, tap technique, and contemporary technique. 

We are proud to offer programs for many levels of dancers.  In our audition process we seek potential and commitment and look to foster growth in these dancers.  We offer a training program for dancers ages 11-14 who are new to the competitive experience.

Hip Hop Company

The Steps Dance Center Hip Hop Company, directed by Angelina and Karlo Familara, offers dancers ages 5–18 the opportunity specialize in hip-hop technique and choreography.The Steps Hip Hop Companies attend the Monsters of Hip Hop convention annually to train with the best in the industry along with attending and competing at all other conventions and competitions with the Steps Dance Company.  

Our Hip Hop Company members also compete in the Chicago Hip Hop community at events such as World of Dance Chicago and Prelude Midwest.

Ballet Repertory Company

The Steps Dance Center Repertory Ballet Company is designed to offer the aspiring ballerina an intensive study in ballet.  Repertory Ballet Company members study both classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, and variations.Repertory Ballet Company members will perform in events throughout the year such as our annual holiday show and end of the year recital.  Company members have the chance to travel downtown to take classes at the Joffrey Ballet, as well as see a professional company performance.

Tap Company

The Steps Dance Center Tap Company, led by Becky Cooper, offers dancers ages 11 and up a chance to train intensively, perform, and compete in all styles of tap including Broadway and hoofing.