International Independent Study Program

Welcome to Steps on Broadway and the International Independent Study Program (IISP), where each participant gets to create their own training schedule and experience New York City’s dance community in motion. This M-1 visa program is designed for dancers and dance educators, ages 18-35 at the beginner to professional level, who want to explore the diversity of techniques and styles Steps has to offer.

Steps’ dance community is comprised of our world-renowned faculty, guest artists, company artistic directors, industry professionals, and today’s elite and upcoming dancers. The faculty’s professionalism, creativity, and talent combine to provide an exciting and diversified program that fosters artistic growth.

To date, the program has hosted dancers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, France, Germany, Hungry, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.

The Program

Students may enroll for an initial period of three (3), six (6) or twelve (12) months, all renewable for up to three (3) years. Programs begin on the first Monday of every month. Completed applications must be received at least two (2) months prior to enrollment date.

IISP students have the freedom to take all level appropriate classes Steps offers:

  • Over 40 daily classes with everything from Bollywood to Broadway, ballet to stretch and strengthening, contemporary, commercial jazz, zumba and more
  • Specialty workshops and master classes
  • Community-building activities such as Artists Talks, performance opportunities, and field trips
  • Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Mat Certification may be done when in session. Certifications are typically offered in the summer months

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students