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.
Preschool Gymnastics Program (ages 12 months - 5 years old)
This is where babies begin at Starsteps. Bouncing Babies 1 is designed for those age 12months to 18months. Bouncing Babies 2 is for our 18-months to 2year old’s. This is a 45-minute parent and child focused class. Babies will work on stimulating gross motor skill development through the use of obstacle courses and preschool gymnastics equipment
General motor skills are taught in this 45-minute independent class. In this class tots will learn how to follow the directions and work in a group setting. These tots will experience thrilling moments in the gym from rolling on the mats to playing fun parachute games with their friends. Tots will also experience gymnastics apparatuses in the form of obstacle courses, where tots are encouraged to climb crawl walk and jump from station to station.
Four Year Flippers
This is the last class in our preschool gymnastics program. This class is 45 minutes and will consist of a fun group warm up and focus on learning through repetition. In this class students will learn how to roll on the floor, balance on the beam, swing on the bars and jump on the trampoline. This class will also present skill progressions as well as skill stations, and combinations. The four-year flippers will really shine in this class.
Gymnastics Developmental Program Class Descriptions (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Introduction to Gymnastics - Ages 5-8 years
This class is the next step for students that have completed the Starsteps Gymnastics Preschool Program or children interested in gymnastics with no previous experience. In this class students will be introduced to all Olympic events, including vault, bars, beam and floor. In addition to the apparatus’s students will use the trampoline, tumble track, foam pit and other specialized gymnastics equipment. Our objectives for your child is to learn proper gymnastics skills in a safe manner, and increase strength, flexibility, coordination, and fitness levels.
Beginner 1 Gymnastics - Ages 6-11
This class follows the introduction to gymnastics class. To enter this class the student must be able to do a cartwheel independently and a front support on the bars. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics levels 1 and 2. Our goal for your child is to become a hardworking, self-confident and healthy individual.
Beginner 2 Gymnastics - Ages 8 and up
This class follows the beginner 1 gymnastics class. To enter this class the student must be able to do a cartwheel independently as well as a bridge kick over on the floor. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics levels 3 and 4. Once your child reaches this level we recommend coming at least twice a week to build the strength required to continue progressing to the next level which is Intermediate. The student can take 2 beginner gymnastic 2 classes or can take a strength and conditioning class along with their gymnastics class.
Intermediate Gymnastics - Ages 8 and up
This class is the next level up from the beginner class. To join this class gymnasts must have pullovers & back-hip circles on bars, hand-stands & cartwheels on beam, front-handsprings & back-handsprings on floor, & hand-stand flat back on the vault mat. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics level 5.
Tumbling (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Introduction to Tumbling - Ages 5-8
In this 45-minute class students will be introduced to the floor exercise, tumble trak, and trampoline. Students will bounce their hearts out and learn the basic building blocks of tumbling.
Beginner 1 Tumbling - Ages 6-11
This class is the class that follows introduction to tumbling. Students should be able to do a cartwheel before entering this class. At this level students will begin to put sequences of tricks together on the floor exercise, tumble trak, and trampoline. This class would be a great addition for a student that is also taking cheer or dance.
Beginner 2 Tumbling
This class is the class that follows beginner 1 tumbling. Students should be able to do a cartwheel and a bridge kick over before entering this class. In this class students will work toward a round off back hand spring as well as a front hand spring. All of our tumbling classes will spend time on the spring floor, tumble trak, and trampoline.
This class is the class that follows beginner 2 tumbling. Students should be able to do a back-hand spring before entering this class. We also recommend taking strength and conditioning along with this class to build muscles that are necessary for more powerful tumbling. All of our tumbling classes will spend time on the spring floor, tumble trak, and trampoline.
Cheer Program (Ages 3 years old - Adult)
Twinkles - Ages 3-5
Come cheer with Starsteps in this 45-minute introduction to cheerleading! This class will introduce children to all the basics of cheerleading, including voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance, stunts, and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Starbursts - Ages 5-8
Come cheer with Starsteps in this 45-minute introduction to cheerleading! This class will follow Twinkles and continue to introduce children to all the basics of cheerleading, including voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance, stunts, and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Extreme Stars - Ages 6-11
This is a 45-minute class that focuses on getting students ready for middle school cheerleading try outs. Students will work on voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps sharp motion technique, dance, stunts and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Stars Elite - Ages 8yrs and up
Stars Elite is a 45-minute class that covers every aspect of cheerleading. We will strive to build strong character while teaching cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance choreography, stunting and tumbling. We recommend taking this class along with a tumbling or strength class at Starsteps Gymnastics Center.
Strength and Conditioning Class (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Starsteps strength and conditioning class is available for any student over the age of 6. This class would be a great addition to any athlete, dancer or gymnast who wants to improve their strength or maximize their performance. This class will focus on building core body strength and upper body strength, and may include cardio exercise, body weight exercise and stretching.
Ninja/Parkour Class (ages 5 years old - Adult)
Can you beat the SGC Ninga challenge! Each week we will test our students with a new sequence of challenging obstacles. These stations will challenge the physical strength and endurance, balance, and agility of the students. Come learn what it takes to be a true ninja!
"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