COVID-19 UPDATES

Update 3.20.2020 5:30 pm

The Steps team wanted to reach out to remind you that we are thinking about all of you during this rough time and we know that dancers are resilient and that we will bounce back stronger than ever.  

Based on the new recommendations from the Governor, we will remain closed through April 12, 2020 

As before, we will extend the expiration date on all classes and packages to ensure our clients have plenty of time to use them and any special events and workshops scheduled during this time will be rescheduled for a later date.  

Our Director of Professional Training programs, Mindy Jackson, will be in touch with our Conservatory and IISP students with a plan as to how they may continue their studies.  Similarly, our Director of Youth Programs, Pamela Levy, will continue to be in touch with all of our Steps Youth Programs students about participating in online dance experiences and plans for how classes may be made up. 

Meanwhile, our faculty are working on some great content to keep you dancing at home. Make sure to follow us on all of our social media platforms to stay up-to-date. We can’t wait to see you all in the studio again. Keep dancing, be safe, and stay healthy! 

Update 3.15.2020 12:00 pm

Since its founding in 1979, Steps on Broadway has been more than just a dance studio. It is an internationally recognized community of artists, committed to the cultivation of individuality and talent, to the joy, the work, the focus, and the abandon of dance. As artists, we know that dance, music, and theater have the capacity to soothe and strengthen. We have left our doors open this past week to provide a refuge for our community of dancers to gather and do what they love best.  

That is why it was so hard for us to make this decision. In an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend all classes and special events at the studio beginning at 7pm on Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 29. All classes and workshops scheduled for Sunday, March 15 will take place as scheduled with the exception of the COLLAB Workshop with La Duca Shoes which will be rescheduled for a later date.  

We will be extending the expiration date on all classes and packages to ensure our clients have plenty of opportunity to use them. 

All workshops, including Spotlight, Pro Work Sessions, and Professional Performance Workshops, will be rescheduled and Steps will email those customers directly.  

Our first priority is always the health and safety of our community. This continues to be a rapidly changing situation, which we are monitoring closely. Please keep an eye on our website and your email for any further updates. We encourage you to keep dancing and we can’t wait to welcome you back to the studio. Meanwhile, be safe and stay healthy! 

Thank you,  

Joe Lanteri, Executive Director 

Carol Paumgarten, Founder 

 

Update 3.15.2020 10:00 am

The COLLAB Workshop with La Duca Shoes scheduled for today, Sunday, March 15, at 3:30 pm will not take place and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Update 3.13.2020 4:30 pm

Steps Youth Programs will be closed March 14-29, 2020.  We plan to resume operations on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will reassess the situation as necessary. For more information visit our Steps Youth Programs page.

Update 3.13.2020 9:00 am

We continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and would like to share the following updates with our community:

  • Until further notice, we are reducing capacity of the studios by 40% to address the need for social distancing.
  • Spring Break for the Steps Conservatory Program has been moved to next week beginning on 3/16 and extended to 3/29.

We will continue to update our website daily and send updates via email. Please check both places regularly. Your health and safety are our priority and we appreciate your understanding as we make necessary adjustments.

Update 3.11.2020

Dear Steps Family,

We are committed to the health and safety of our community. Out of an abundance of caution in regards to the ongoing changes with the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation, on Friday, March 6 we instituted a new facility cleaning policy. We have added extra measures to our nightly cleaning protocol, including disinfecting doorknobs, classroom props, exercise mats, and ballet barres. Additional hand sanitizer has been added throughout the studios, and sani-wipes are available in every studio and at the front desk.

In addition to these cleaning protocols, on Saturday, March 14 all of Steps on Broadway’s facilities will be deep-cleaned and sanitized.

Steps on Broadway adult open classes will continue to take place for the time being. The Steps Youth Programs and Steps Conservatory are suspended until Sunday, March 15. Please check this web page and your email regularly for updates.

Please be mindful of your fellow students:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand). Then throw tissue away and wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

We will continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19/Coronavirus and will make any necessary adjustments based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NYC Department of Health. We will continue to post regular updates as circumstances develop – please be sure to check your email and our website.

Thank you,

Joe Lanteri, Executive Director

Carol Paumgarten, Founder