What is the Thursday Spotlight Series?
Your chance to dance with a different special guest artist every Thursday, 8-10pm!
Artistic Directors, Choreographers, & Teachers from the concert stage, broadway, television & film
Advanced & Advanced Intermediate dancers welcome

$23 per class / $20 Union/Pro Rate / $18 Student Rate (under 22)
Discounted rates available with appropriate ID at the front desk and online. ID must be shown at check in.

Please check in at the front desk on the 3rd floor at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class, or your class will be forfeited. This purchase may not be refunded or extended.

Minimum age for Spotlight classes is 15.


February 27 Jessica Castro • Heels

Jessica Castro Dance Class
  • TOURS: Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Pharell, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Will Smith, Mary J Blige.
  • Theater & Film: Fuerzabruta, The Wiz Live (NBC), The Greatest Showman
  • Superbowl shows: Janet Jackson & Beyonce
  • → more about Jessica Castro

Let’s Dance!


March 5 Alessandra Marconi • Hustle Social @ STEPS

Alessandra Marconi Dance Class
In this workshop, you’ll learn

  • The unique rhythm of Hustle in footwork and patterns
  • How it is applied today and where you can take it
  • How New York’s native dance has evolved to align with current influences of music and style, making it a “Funky and Momentous” Social Dance
  • → more about Alessandra Marconi
  • → more about Hustle Social

No experience required to attend. Come as you are or bring a friend. Wear shoes that have smooth bottoms.

Let’s Dance!


March 12 JON RUA • Hip Hop

Jon Rua Thursday night spotlight Dance Class
  • Choreographer – Phish at Madison Square Garden, West Side Story at Milwaukee Rep, The Muny’s Aida & Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Broadway – Spongebob Squarepants, Hamilton, Hands on a Hardbody, In The Heights.
  • TV – Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order; Film – Fall to Rise, First Reformed, and Isn’t It Romantic.
  • → more about Jon Rua

Let’s Dance!


March 19 James Kinney • Theater Dance

James Kinney Dance Class
  • Created with Broadway legend Donna McKechnie, the dynamic movement for The Hollywood Bowl’s Guys and Dolls
  • Choreography/Directing include: Jekyll and Hyde (European Premier), La Cage Aux Folles, Chance and Chemistry (Broadway), Nothing Like a Dame, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I Do, I Do! (Old Globe), Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, Disney’s Newsies, Chicago, West Side Story, White Christmas, Crazy for You, Seussical the Musical
  • → more about James Kinney

Let’s Dance!


March 26 JOSH BERGASSE • Theater Jazz

Joshua Bergasse Dance Class
  • TV – “Smash” (Emmy Award for Choreography), SYTYCD
  • Choreographer – NYCC Encores! I Married an Angel, Little Me, and It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman
  • Broadway – Willy Wonka, Gigi, On the Town; Off-Broadway – Smokey Joe’s
  • → more about Josh Bergasse

Let’s Dance!


April 2 LUIS SALGADO • Latin Jazz

Luis Salgado Thursday night spotlight Dance Class
  • Latin Assistant Choreographer of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights
  • Performed on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and In The Heights
  • Film credits include American Gangster, Dirty Dancing 2, Enchanted and Step Up 2: The Streets
  • → more about Luis Salgado

Let’s Dance!


April 9 KARLA GARCIA • Theater Jazz

Karla Garcia Thursday night spotlight Dance Class
  • Choreographing a new musical, OTHER WORLD written by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, world premiering this spring at Bucks County Theatre
  • Choreographed the ENCORES Off-Center production GONE MISSING
  • Currently in the Broadway show HAMILTON: An American Musical
  • → more about Karla Garcia

Let’s Dance!