Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can interview?
The Steps Work/Study Program is designed for intermediate to advanced level dancers pursuing a career in dance or the performing arts. We look for mature people who have computer, clerical, and customer service skills. Students must be 16 years or older to apply and either be a U.S. Citizen or have working papers from the USCIS.

How many Work/Study positions are there?
Steps is staffed on average by 120 Work/Study students from all over the world.

What kind of Work/Study positions are available?
Students are assigned a schedule of eight to ten hours per week in a position appropriate to their experience and skills. Positions include: Front Desk Reception/Cashier, Boutique Attendant, Cafe Barista, Night Shift Maintenance, and other miscellaneous administrative positions.

How long is the commitment if accepted?
Once offered a Work/Study position, Steps requires a minimum commitment of twelve weeks. Most Work/Study students remain active for four to six months at a time, and many return between jobs.

work study dance brochure
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the Work/Study brochure

What is the process to leave the program after the initial 12 weeks?
Written notification must be filed with the Work/Study Manager. Departing students are required to remain on staff for approximately two to three additional weeks from the filing date to allow the Work/Study Manager time to select and train a replacement.

What is the procedure to return to the program?
Former Work/Study students are always welcomed back as long as they are in good standing (see leaving the program). Please email the Work/Study Manager.

Are there any other fees involved?
A $15.00 application fee is due prior to the Interview. A one-time $25.00 membership fee is due on the scheduled start date. If the student is not placed or available only the membership fee is refundable.