Steps Conservatory Program

Still have questions or are trying to determine if this is the correct program for you? Please speak to the Program Director and/or stop by and take a class at Steps on Broadway.


Photo: Paul B. Goode, Steps with Contemporary Masters – Nathan Trice
  1.    What age and level do you accept into the program?
    Students must be between 17-24 years of age (18-24 for international students) and have completed high school or its equivalent. The program is designed for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Younger dancers please visit the School at Steps’ Pre-Professional Program.
  2.    What focuses does the program offer?
    Ballet/Contemporary and Theater Dance/Jazz. The program includes a wide variety of enrichment classes that prepares the dancer for a professional career.
  3.    Does the program provide housing?
    Steps on Broadway is located in what we call an “Urban Campus” here in NYC. While Steps does not make any representations or warranties regarding any housing opportunities that may be presented, we can act as a helpful starting point to your search. Steps has negotiated special terms with Sara’s Homestay and Student Housing Works to offer discounted rates. Another option is The Dancers Dorm located in Times Square. Click here to visit our Housing Page.
  4.    As an international student, once accepted into the program, how do I get a visa?
    Steps will provide an I-20 certificate of eligibility. This, along with other required documentation, must be taken to your local US Embassy to process your M-1 student visa.
  5.    How do I apply for a scholarship?
    If a scholarship is not granted at one of the Program/Scholarship Auditions prior to starting the Conservatory, students may audition during their Conservatory tenure. Factors such as attendance, technical improvement, and professional etiquette are all taken in account. Scholarship funding is limited and highly selective.
  6.    Can I audition while enrolled as a Conservatory student?
    Students in their final semester are permitted to attend auditions that do not conflict with rehearsals and private classes and have obtained permission from the Program Director. Should a particular situation arise please speak with the Program Director. Please note: Graduates have gotten work on national tours and in contemporary companies through their work with teachers in the program.
  7.    What happens if I don’t meet my requirements or follow school policies?
    All students are required to maintain proper etiquette in the classroom and on the premises, and meet their program requirements. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
  8.    What if I am sick or injured or have a reason for not taking class?
    We understand that sometimes events beyond your control may affect your attendance. Please notify the Program Director if there is a personal situation making you unable to fulfill your program requirements. Communication is critical to working out a solution. If you are sick or injured, a completed Medical Excuse form along with a note from a qualified health professional (doctor, acupuncturist, physical therapist, etc.) is required.