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.
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.
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.
The Steps Dance Center Repertory Ballet Company, directed by Ashley Michalek, 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.
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.