Starsteps provides complete dance/gymnastics instruction that matches the desires and aspirations of each student. We emphasize individual dance/gymnastics needs with correct class placement considering ability as well as age. Starsteps builds strong bodies, poise, good character, self confidence and intellectual ability while encouraging high standards, creative exploration, and positive moral values both inside and outside the studio.
Dance Instruction Programs (Ages 2 - Adult)
Children’s Program ( age 2-6 )
The Traditional Children’s Program is designed for young children with little to no dance experience. These are child friendly 45 minute classes introducing the fundamentals of dance and early habits. We help students to develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, listening skills, and confidence through pre-ballet, tap, and creative movement exploration.
Traditional Student Program ( age 7-Adult )
The Traditional Student Program is designed for all students 2nd Grade and up, We offer classes in classical ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Each dancer develops skills, has fun, and exhibits personal progress.
Pre-Professional Company ( age 7-18 )
The Pre-Professional Company is designed to develop the serious dancer and expose them to professional dance experiences through study, competition, and performance. Requirements include yearly audition, registration in 3+ classes per week and Technique twice per month, required attendance policy, mandatory competition participation, and numerous community performances.
Classes vary each week and include exposure to all the above classes and intensive flexibility, abdominal strength, turn and jump exercises. Classes are open to all registered students.
Students follow a traditional and creative exploration of a structured ballet syllabus using correct French vocabulary and including exposure to numerous ballet styles. Classes involve barre work, stretching, adagio, pirouettes, and allegro. Ballet training stimulates focus, grace, self control, poise, and technique in correct body placement. Ballet provides a foundation for all forms of dance.
Students wear Pointe Shoes for classes and must have completed 3 or more years of ballet training, have reached an appropriate level of technical ability, be at least 11 years old and developmentally ready. Students must have a commitment to this advanced level of ballet study and must be enrolled in ballet class.
Students learn fun and free form dance that includes exposure to both traditional and contemporary dance styles. Classes involve warm up, stretching, crossing progressions, and combinations taught to a wide variety of classic and popular music. Students are encouraged to take ballet class.
Students wear tap shoes and learn the rhythmic dances and traditional steps of tap. This style emphasizes timing, balance, musicality, and lower body fine motor skills. Ballet training is recommended for all tap students.
Students learn this new style of ballet/jazz portraying expressions and feelings through movement and music in a 45 minute class format. Students need ballet to participate in and balance this component of dance.
Students learn to move outside their comfort zone with this stylized jazz based form of dance that requires athletic strong body movements and isolated body control. The music is loud and the actions are bold.
Students learn to use dance technique from several dance styles to perform Christian praise and worship choreography.
The tumbling/acro classes at Starsteps are designed to help students gain more strength, flexibility and confidence in performing acro tricks. Our goal is to teach our students technically correct tricks that can be integrated seamlessly into a wide variety of choreography including the areas of dance, cheerleading and gymnastics.
"Dancing is something that you can do anywhere, but at Starsteps it is so special. I can't even begin to describe the impact the Starsteps studio and family have had on my life. Starsteps and dance class was an escape. I could come into the studio and forgot about everything else going on in my life and focus on dance. Through dance, I made lifetime friends and memories that I will forever cherish. Along with the exceptional dance education, my teachers taught me many lessons that I will carry through my life. They were an encouragement and inspiration who taught me with grace. Starsteps has had such a positive influence in my life, I couldn't imagine life without it. After going away to college for a semester and not dancing, I found myself back home and back to walking in the doors at Starsteps every week. After almost 16 years, I am thankful to consider the dance studio my family and it's amazing to be back home!!!!" 2017 Graduate, Olivia Bryant
Starsteps Dance Center is a wonderful place to grow as a dancer & make ever lasting friendships. My time spent at Starsteps was time I'll never forget. The Studio will always have a special place in my heart along with the amazing staff who make the journey all the more fun. 2014 Graduate, Shelby Hagy
Dancing can captivate your soul no matter where you are. You may be most comfortable in your bedroom where no one can see you but when dancing at Starsteps, you are in such a place of comfort and welcoming that it reminds you of home. Starsteps is a place of expression, laughter, and creativity. For me, this is the place where I became the young woman I am today. Roxanne and Michelle and the staff of Starsteps helped me grow up during my pre teen years. I learned about working as a team, respecting others, and the joy of creating art through movement. I tried to be a part of every class and activity possible. Each opportunity let you be involved in a new aspect of dance. Dancing can help you find who you are or who you want to be. No matter where you are in your journey in life or your dancing abilities, Starsteps is a place to help you grow. I continued on to become a graduating senior and a dance instructor at Starsteps. It is a life experience I will always cling to. Being involved with the children, teens, adults, and fellow staff at Starsteps is exciting and unforgettable. Of course the technique and skills that I learned throughout the years are essential and significant. However, the memories and experiences are much more important to me. I may never have been the most flexible or most technical dancer on the stage but I was always extremely happy. That is what Starsteps can give you... happiness found when you dance. ~ 2011 Graduate, Lauren Miller Moore
Starsteps Dance Center provided me with an extremely well-rounded education in commercial and competitive dance genres. I consistently use the foundation I received at Starsteps in my continued education in dance and in my professional dance career. More than that, Starsteps was a second home for me where I not only learned how to become a relevant dancer in the field, but also how to be a loyal teammate, a diligent worker, and a person of character. Some of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my life took place at Starsteps Dance Center. ~ 2009 Graduate, Emily Aiken
Starsteps is a place where grace and hard work come together as one. It is a place that means so much to me because of the loving people you are surrounded by. It offers amazing opportunities that allow you to share the talent that God has given you. Starsteps is a home away from home that will forever hold a special place in my heart. ~ 2011 Graduate, Ashton Kirby
Dancing has gave me so much joy through the years. Starsteps has been my second home going on for 15 years now. I’m so thankful that dancing has helped me find career that will last a lifetime and that I get the opportunity to teach with some amazing people! I will always hold Michelle, Roxanne and Starsteps close to my heart. I have made amazing friendships during my time at Starsteps and I will always cherish the memories I had with them! Sarah Triplett - 2018 Graduate