Welcome to Step 1 Dance & Fitness
Audition to join our family of competition and performing dancers. Our goals are to provide continued learning opportunities in dance, to train with intention, and meet new friends and choreographers in the industry.
Step I is an urban dance studio offering dance and fitness classes to all ages. Youth classes are available in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Breakin'. Adults can take dance classes in Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop, as well as fitness classes in Zumba, Fierce Funk, Pilates, Yoga, Boot Camp, and more!
Since its inception in 1987, Step I has been dedicated to creating a community that comes together under one roof to dance, work-out and have fun. Under the direction of Pepper Von and Mary Wright, the studio offers one of the city's largest dance programs for adults, as well as a comprehensive dance program for youth ages 3 to 17, and an accelerated training program for young dancers interested in our Dance Competition Companies.
Located in Midtown, Step I has four large, bright, air-conditioned studios. We offer classes seven days a week.
One step inside Step I, and you can't help but feel the amazing energy, diversity, and commitment to your child's dance education. Our dance instructors come from a wide range of backgrounds and performance experience in the dance genres they teach.
Whether you have a child who wants to take tap dancing for the first time, or a young dancer who wants to commit to a rigorous training schedule, you'll find Step I to be a nurturing and open environment. Step I is a "performance based" studio, which means that students in the choreography-based (as opposed to technique) classes learn a dance that is performed at a recital at the end of the Winter and Spring Sessions.
If you're an adult looking to break out of the hum-drum fitness mode of going to the gym, or interested in taking your first ever Fierce Funk or Zumba class, you'll also be amazed at the community and family spirit of support and love for dance and movement here at Step I. Our diversity is our greatest strength, with people of all age and experience levels exercising together!
We hope you come by Step I to see us in person! Drop-ins for adult and student classes are welcome!*
*Drop in rates vary by class. There is a cut-off for registration for choreography-based youth classes that perform in the Winter and Spring Recitals. Call or speak to the front desk for more information.
Please register your kids now!
See our Zumba Fitness Classes Every Saturday and Wednesday with Pepper and LaToya. More info
To see our ADULT class schedule, please click the pdf icon above
To see our YOUTH & TEEN class schedule, please click the pdf icon above
STEP 1 DANCE & FITNESS
Address: 1920 T Street. Sacramento, CA 95814