Professional Training Programs

Drawing on the reputation as the studio where professional dancers go to train, Steps’ Professional Training Programs, offers the dedicated dancer, domestic and international, ages 17 and older, various opportunities for intensive study. These intimate curriculum-based programs provide a nurturing environment where each student’s technique and artistry can flourish.

Through intensive training, performance, and periodic evaluations these programs create polished, versatile dancers brimming with the confidence and enthusiasm to enter the competitive world of concert and commercial dance.

The Conservatory prepares intermediate and advanced dancers for a professional career in the concert and commercial dance worlds. This two-year curriculum-based program is designed to strengthen students’ technique and artistry through study and performance.

Summer Study (SSNYC) consists of two 3-week programs offering intermediate and advanced dancers (ages 18 & older) the opportunity to immerse themselves in New York’s concert and commercial dance worlds. Perfect for dancers preparing for a professional career, SSNYC is an unparalleled experience not to be missed.

International Independent Student Program (IISP) is an open enrollment program 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 and older at the beginner to professional level, who want to explore the diversity of techniques and styles Steps has to offer.


Conservatory , Summer Study NYC,
International Independent Student Program (rolling enrollment)

Application deadlines


Rolling Enrollment

Spring Semester
January 16 – June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

Fall 2024 Semester
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Classes Start August 19, 2024


June 10 – June 30, 2024
Choose to concentrate on Theater/Jazz or Contemporary
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

To audition you must complete your program application through Acceptd.
For other questions on the programs or auditions contact Mindy Jackson (Mindy@Stepsnyc.com), Director of Professional Training Programs

Congratulations to our students:

DeAndre Cousley
Steps Conservatory
Janis Brenner & Dancers
Svetlana Khoruzhina Conservatory Graduate
Svetlana Khoruzhina
Steps Conservatory
Pippin National Tour
Chicago Broadway Palm Theater in Fort Myers, FL

Jordan Betscher
Summer Study NYC
Season 17 Contestant on So You Think You Can Dance
Radio City Rockettes
Jerome Robbins’s Broadway
Theatre Under the Stars
Houston, TX
Akina Kitazawa IISP
Akina Kitazawa
International Independent Study Program
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Jerome Robbins’s Broadway
Theatre Under the Stars
Houston, TX