Winter Camp + Steppin' Out November News

We had a wonderful time seeing so many of our dancers in costume this past week and we hope all of our families had a delightful and safe Halloween. Now that we've passed this landmark, it's time to look ahead to the rest of fall. This issue contains important information about Thanksgiving as well as our upcoming Winter Holiday Camp plus some extra surprises.


In honor of our much-anticipated rainy season, this month we'd like to work on leaps over a mud puddle. Having an imaginary "puddle"--which you can create with a scarf or just about any piece of fabric--helps our dancers stretch their legs and leap a bit further. Encourage yours to leap with one leg in front of the other and don't forget to practice on each side. Best of all, rain boots are not required!

Looking for childcare over winter break? Hoping for an enriching, movement-filled school holiday for your child? Just want to get a little extra shopping done? Whatever the reason, Steppin' Out has you covered. Come take advantage of our magical winter days packed full of delightful, age-appropriate activities and surprises. Best of all, our camp is completely flexible: enroll only in the days you prefer. Your camper will learn new skills like baking, yoga, and sewing, all while having fun and gaining new experiences in dance. To learn more, visit our Winter Camp page

Steppin' Out will be open for all scheduled classes in November except for Thanksgiving Day. Please enjoy your time with your family.

Michelle Dorrance Awarded the MacArthur
The founder of Dorrance Dance/New York Troupe thinks tap is the ultimate art form: "To be able to be a dancer and a musician at the same time, there's nothing like it... There's something that's really organic in your footfall. There's something organic in your biorhythms, your heartbeat. And to be able to demonstrate that inside of a moving form is phenomenal." Listen to her inspiring story and celebrate her success with All Things Considered's profile of her career and oeuvre.

During the month of November, invite a friend to any of our classes with space. Give your friend the password "sharethelove" and he or she can attend class for free. You don't have to be enrolled in that particular class to participate.

Classes with space include:

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling ages 2.5-3.5
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling ages 3-5
Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Tap/Ballet II ages 6-9

See our classes page for more information, and stay tuned for a New Year's promotion for our new generation of special needs' dancers!

Winter is coming and our bodies might be extra stiff in the morning, so why not start the day with a quick family stretch: Just reach for the sky together in the morning and you'll begin your day with a bit more flexibility!