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.
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!
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.