About Us

The Woodlands
449 Sawdust Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: 281.298.STEP (7837)
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Spring
28865 Birnham Woods Dr, Spring, TX 77386
Phone: 281.298.STEP (7837)
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Email: instepdancecenter@sbcglobal.net

Fax: 281.298.1094

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy dance for a life time.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We Believe …
Our philosophy is to demand of each student whether or not a dance career is planned, the very best effort of which he or she is capable, and to give in return the care and attention the student deserves.  All can experience the joy of dance and the benefits of disciplining the mind and body that this art form requires.  Our primary goal is for the development of our students, their dance education, and the enrichment that comes from studying dance.  Our family oriented, positive atmosphere builds self-esteem and the love of this cherished art form.

Classical ballet provides the foundation for all other dance forms.  It is the most demanding, most disciplined of all dance forms; but also the most rewarding.  With a solid ballet foundation, classically trained dancers can transfer their skills into jazz, modern dance or any other dance discipline they might decide to pursue.   Our program is specially designed to provide an increasing variety of special classes to make greater demands on the student with each year of study.  Besides Ballet and Pointe technique, our curriculum includes classes in Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Broadway Style dance, Pilates, Hip-hop, and Musical theatre.

We understand that not all students who walk through the doors of our studio are interested in studying classical ballet.  While we strongly encourage all dancers to pursue ballet training, we do not require it for enrollment in our school.  Once weekly classes in such disciplines as Jazz , Tap, and Hip-hop are available.

We Believe in Technique
Technique can hold back the most artistic dancer or give her greater expression.  Because the steps of ballet build from simpler to more complex, a problem of technique in one area will be magnified in other areas.  That’s why learning the basic technique perfectly is so important.  With the proper instruction, virtually any child can learn proper technique and dance beautifully.  The training of muscles and mind must start early.  Building discipline, developing strength and stamina, achieving grace in movement is the work of years of study; a process that really never ends.

We Believe Dancers Should Perform
The point of studying dance is to perform!  Performing gives students the confidence they need to compete or succeed in a professional career of any kind.  Stage experience is available to all dancers throughout their training at Performing Arts Center, enabling them to develop confidence, poise and stage manners.  The Annual June Performance involves all students studying at our studio.

We Believe in You…The Individual
Every child benefits from quality dance training, even though he or she ultimately may choose another career path.  In dance, children learn the cooperative teamwork necessary to produce a high quality work of art.  They develop creative thinking skills and the ability to push themselves to higher achievements.  They learn an immense amount about music and rhythm and are introduced to the French language through ballet and dance terminology.  These skills will enhance your child’s academic performance as well as their physical well being.  Self-confidence and self-esteem continue to develop as a young person conquers new movements and grows more certain of his or her ability to apply themselves, work hard and master any task placed before them.  Growing through this artistic process helps a child find the pathway to personal integrity and self assured adulthood.  He or she enters society with the ability to do well at whatever life places in  front of them; and with the ability to maintain the uncompromising high standards absorbed by their dance training at In-Step Dance.

We Believe in Quality Teaching
Quality teaching pays close attention to your child’s artistic development.  But of equal importance, quality teaching pays close attention to your child’s health and safety, as well as their physical and emotional well-being.  In-Step Dance is committed to offering the finest in dance education available in a fun and supportive environment.  All classes are taught by our professional faculty.

Our teachers meet regularly to discuss methods, individual students’ progress and needs, and to share ideas for the benefit of our school and all of our students. Many teachers can pass along steps, but a truly experienced, professional teacher can guide a young dancer through the gradual process of carefully and individually training their body; helping them not only achieve the unmistakable look of a ballerina, with long lean lines, but also an instrument that is technically strong, allowing freedom of movement and the capability of executing even the most rigorous exercises with grace and style. A good teacher also understands the honor and etiquette of the art, which must be preserved and continued through new generations and will lend insight from their own professional experience.

We believe that in building the students self-esteem, we will not only enable them to take chances and reach higher goals, but we can help build strong confident people who will excel in everyday life. We have a strong system of values at In-Step Dance and insist that our students respect and praise each other. When dancers give so much of themselves, doing what they love, it is comforting and meaningful to know that we are all among friends. Our goal is to utilize our experience and instincts to make a positive difference; never sacrificing our standards. We welcome enthusiastic families who would like to experience and benefit from the traditions of fine training in a nurturing environment.

We Believe in High Expectations and Hard Work
We deeply care about all of our students and want them to do their very best.  That is why we demand a lot from them.  In-Step Dance endeavors to help each student enjoy, cherish and treasure  the hours devoted to their dance training encouraging them to love dance for the sheer pleasure and sense of artistic fulfillment, rather than only for a sense of technical accomplishment.  At In-Step Dance, we aim to instill a love of all art forms, especially dance, so that one day our students will have a greater appreciation either as an artist or patron.

Finally, We Believe in Making Dance Training FUN and ENJOYABLE!
Our instructors take great time and care to plan lessons for our students that are not only educational and challenging but FUN!  We believe the only way to encourage students to continue their dance study is to make every moment, whether classroom instruction or performance based, highly memorable.

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