Steps Conservatory

Photo of Steps Conservatory Dancers performing in studio showcase, tight group arms up

Important Dates

Spring 2023 Semester
January 17, 2023-June 2, 2023
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
Fall 2023 Semester
Information coming soon!
All dates subject to change

The Steps Conservatory prepares intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 17-24* for a professional career in the concert and commercial dance worlds. Designed to strengthen students’ technique and artistry through study and performance, this program requires a commitment of 2 years (4 consecutive semesters-18 weeks each) and is open for enrollment beginning in either the Fall or Spring. Students must be at an intermediate or advanced level and have minimally completed their high school education by the time the semester begins. Dancers still in high school or younger than 17, please visit Steps Youth Programs.

Upon the successful completion of the program, students graduate with a Certificate of Completion, have a network of professional contacts, and are well-trained, versatile, multi-disciplinary artists.

CLASSES OFFERED
Under the instruction of world-renowned masters and illustrious faculty, the Steps Conservatory students are in studio Monday – Friday from 10 am-5 pm developing and improving technique, learning repertoire, and in rehearsal for upcoming performances. When not in session, dancers are also able to participate in class within Steps on Broadway’s open program.

CONSERVATORY PAST FACULTY INCLUDES
Juan Rodriguez , Davis Robertson , Marielis Garcia , Max Stone , Bradley Shelver , Heidi Latsky , Janis Brenner , Gabrielle Lamb , Terk Lewis, Fredrick Earl Mosley, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, Chet Walker , Billy Griffin , Al Blackstone , Bill Hastings , Jack Gill , Chaz Wolcott, Jason Williams, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries: Injury Prevention & Nutrition seminars, “Business of Dance” workshop with Fran Kirmser (resumes, reels, marketing & self-promotion), Mental wellness with Wendy Reinert of “Being a Dancer,” private coaching and Q&A sessions with leading industry pros, plus mock audition with a NYC talent agency , a final showcase for family and friends and so much more!

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Conservatory students have multiple opportunities to perform and have previously included, Steps Beyond Foundation’s Performance Labs, End of Semester Showcases, Choreography Showcases, Steps in Concert; an evening to benefit the Carol P Scholarship Fund, New York Jazz Choreography Project, NBC Red Nose Day, Celebrate dance at the Ailey Citibank Theatre, Steps Youth Programs’ Showcases, Children’s Museum of Manhattan and more.

*Steps on Broadway is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. International students must be 18 years or older for consideration.

“I enjoy this program everyday. I don’t know where or what I would be doing if I had never come here. I’ve been feeling really lucky recently to be at Steps and in New York City doing what I love everyday. Keep the challenges coming, keep pushing me, keep me busy. I’m ready for it, and I can do it. I think that is my new motto, or maybe that has always been my motto. Now I believe it.”
– Macy K.

SCHEDLUE
Mon Tues Tues 2 Wed Wed 2 Wed 3 Thurs Thurs 2 Thurs 3 Fri
Ballet
Cave
9:00-10:30
Pointe
10:30-11:00
Horton
Maffei
11:30-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-3:30
Bhangra
3:45-4:45
Ballet
Crawford
9:30-11:00
Contemporary
Jackson
11:15-12:45
Vocal Group
Peglar
12:45-2:15
Rehearsal
2:30-4:15
Ballet
Hara
9:30-11:00
Vocal Group
Peglar
11:15-12:45
Rehearsal
2:30-4:15
Ballet
Cave
9:00-10:30
Pointe
10:30-11:15
Hip Hop
Edmonson
11:45-1:00
Rehearsa/
1:30-4:30
Hip Hop
Edmonson
9:45-11:00
Partnering
Creelo
11:30-1:00
Rehearsa/
1:30-4:30
Vocal Privates
Peglar
11:00-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-4:30
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Vocal
11:05-12:05
Vocal
12:05-1:05
Vocal
1:10-2:10
Vocal
2:15-3:15
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Precision
Morris/Garcia
2:15-3:45
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Acting
11:05-12:05
Acting
12:05-1:05
Acting
1:10-2:10
Acting
2:15-3:15
Jazz
Harvie
9:30-11:00
Rehearsal or Comp
11:15-2:15
Yoga
2:30-4:15
MONDAY
Ballet
Cave
9:00-10:30
Pointe
10:30-11:00
Horton
Maffei
11:30-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-3:30
Bhangra
3:45-4:45
TUESDAY
Ballet
Crawford
9:30-11:00
Contemporary
Jackson
11:15-12:45
Vocal Group
Peglar
12:45-2:15
Rehearsal
2:30-4:15
TUESDAY 2
Ballet
Hara
9:30-11:00
Vocal Group
Peglar
11:15-12:45
Rehearsal
2:30-4:15
WEDNESDAY
Ballet
Cave
9:00-10:30
Pointe
10:30-11:15
Hip Hop
Edmonson
11:45-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-4:30
WEDNESDAY 2
Hip Hop
Edmonson
9:45-11:00
Partnering
Creelo
11:30-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-4:30
WEDNESDAY 3
Vocal Privates
Peglar
11:00-1:00
Rehearsal
1:30-4:30
THURSDAY
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Vocal
11:05-12:05
Vocal
12:05-1:05
Vocal
1:10-2:10
Vocal
2:15-3:15
THURSDAY 2
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Precision
Morris/Garcia
2:15-3:45
THURSDAY 3
Theater Jazz
Knowlton
9:30-11:00
Acting
11:05-12:05
Acting
12:05-1:05
Acting
1:10-2:10
Acting
2:15-3:15
FRIDAY
Jazz
Harvie
9:30-11:00
Rehearsal or Composition
11:15-2:15
Yoga
2:30-4:15
APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS

Whether you are auditioning onsite or through a video, a complete application must be submitted through the website, Acceptd. Acceptd Application Instructions:

  1. Select Steps Conservatory under programs
  2. Choose either Domestic/International or either live/video audition
  3. If live audition through class observation, use calendar to request audition date. Please note: Class fee(s) must be paid in addition to the application fee. {class auditions suspended until further notice}
  4. If live through Steps onsite audition / zoom audition, a completed application must be submitted before the audition date.
  5. Requirements for video audition include:
    • Technique section: Demonstrate plies, tendus, adagio, pirouettes, petit, and grand allegro on both sides.
    • Artistry section: Solo in your preferred style; no more than 3 minutes
    • Vocal video: 16-32 bars if applicable or “Happy Birthday” if you’re a beginner/have no experience singing

Click here to submit application form through Acceptd

SCHOLARSHIP
Consideration is based on merit and need. Those requesting financial aid will be asked to present financial documentation.

HEALTH INSURANCE
All students are expected to have health insurance for the duration of study. Enrolling in Steps’ group health plan is available for international students upon request.

ACCEPTANCE
Notification of acceptance, via Acceptd messaging portal, will occur within two weeks of receiving your completed application/audition. All students will attend orientation, and if necessary, placement classes per the discretion of the Program Director.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Students must have a working knowledge of the English language as course work is taught in English. Proof of sufficient funding for school tuition and living expenses must be included in application. This documentation is for Steps and the embassy in which you will obtain your M-1 student visa.
All documents must be in English and proof of support shown in US dollars in the amount greater or equal to $27,000 per year:

  • Official Bank Statement or Letter – on bank letterhead and includes balance equal to or in excess of the tuition and living expenses required.
    • If funds are not in applicant’s name, an affidavit of support from the sponsor is required stating their ability and intention to provide support
  • Official Proof of Income or Employment of Family Member – letter from a family member proving employment and ability to provide for full tuition and living expenses.
  • Affidavit of Support or Official Award Letter – Sponsor or awarding institution must submit a letter naming the individual being sponsored, the amount and duration of support, and specify if the funds are renewable on an annual basis. If the award or sponsor is not covering the total cost of tuition, fees and living expenses, additional financial documentation must be included.
TUITION & PAYMENT
Upon acceptance, a nonrefundable $2,000 deposit is required to hold your place in the program. Your acceptance letter will outline the deadlines for tuition balances. Payment plans are based upon financial need on an individual basis and must be requested in writing.

TUITION & FEES*
Tuition: $12,300 per year ($24,600 total for 2 years)
Payment schedule given in official acceptance letters
Application Fee: $50.00 for domestic students / $250 for international students

METHODS OF PAYMENT

  • Wire transfer directly to Steps on Broadway bank account
  • Credit card
  • Money orders in U.S. dollars made out to Steps Studio, Inc.
  • NO CASH IS ACCEPTED

REFUNDS

Time Up to 4 wks prior to program start or Immigration Denied Less than 4 wks to Start Within 30 Days of Start Date After First 30 Days Application Fees, Deposits, Missed Classes, Dismissal
Refund 90% 40% 40% 0% 0%

*All rates are subject to change.