Professional Training Programs


Steps Conservatory (ages 17-24)
Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive (ages 18 and older)
International Independent Study Program (ages 18-35)

“When I walked into Steps, I felt comfortable, almost at home…By taking lessons at Steps these couple of months, there is a tremendous growth in my dancing, and in my confidence as well…I know that if I am doing something wrong, a teacher will notice and help me fix my mistakes. Most importantly, I know that I am always learning something new at Steps.”
Ariel Shani, Israel (auditioning for IISP)

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.

Program/Scholarship Audition Tour

The Professional Training Program would like to thank all our host studios/conservatories who held auditions during Winter/Spring 2017:

Australia: Sydney – Rogers Dance
France: Paris – DWP Paris by Artmosphere
Italy: Florence – Hamlyn School; Genova – Obiettivo Danza; Milan – Events Studio; Urbino – Strada Statale di Bocca Trabaria; Ravenna – Ravenna Ballet Studio
Japan: Tokyo – Broadway Dance Center
Mexico: Vera Cruz – Escuela Cubana de Ballet de Veracruz – Club Britania Sport Center
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts
United States: Boston – The Boston Conservatory @ Berklee; Chicago – Lou Conte Dance Studio/Hubbard Street Dance Center; Jacksonville, FL – Florida Ballet;
Allen, TX – Academy of Dance Arts

Please check back for 2017-2018 AUDITION TOUR SCHEDULE

For information on auditions contact Mindy Upin Jackson (, Director of Professional Training Programs