At the young age of five, Amy Sanders knew just what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was evident in her kindergarten “All About Me” project, filled with information about family, hobbies and a final particular final page intended for Amy to list her goals for the future. She wrote, very specifically, “I want to dance in New York City and one day have my very own dance studio.”
Amy spent her high school and college years preparing, studying, dancing and teaching her chosen craft. Participating in pageants allowed her an opportunity to earn scholarship money to put toward her college career. In the talent portion of these pageants, Amy performed a tap routine which had been taught to her from a former Radio City Rockette, to the tune of “Steppin’ Out.” This performance not only won her many over-all talent awards, but inspired the name for her very own dance studio, where Amy would finally have her chance to see those childhood dreams become a reality!
Our philosophy at Steppin’ Out is to create a learning environment that will spark creativity and independent thinking in the students. The benefits of learning how to dance are more than knowing the techniques and execution of a routine. Each dancer will learn lessons that he or she can carry for a lifetime, meanwhile, gaining great physical exercise and self-esteem. We consider students at Steppin’ Out to be “a part of the family.” We will love them, nurture them and all along, teach them about the wonderful world of dance. I believe we have one common goal: To have a fun, safe and exciting (let’s not forget stress-free) year in dance!