Steppin’ Out’s competitive dance team, PAT Pack, is our highest level of dance at the studio. Dancers are chosen by audition each year to represent the studio at multiple competitions and conventions throughout the Southeast, as well as events in the Upstate. PAT Pack dancers are highly trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap and musical theater. Our mission is not only to teach them to be better dancers, but also encourage them to be well-rounded young women who have an impact on the the community around them. Through numerous volunteer events and performances as well as fundraising opportunities, the dancers have shown a love of community and craft.

Our top teachers and choreographers work closely with the team to develop your student into a team-focused, confident dancer. PAT Pack has competed in top-level dance competitions and conventions, such as KAR (Kids Artistic Revue), StarQuest, Radix, New York City Dance Alliance and DMI, and their pieces have consistently rated Platinum and High Gold. Our individual dancers have won numerous performance scholarships in hip hop, tap, jazz and lyrical, as well as bids to National competitions in California, New York and Myrtle Beach.

The teams range in age from 4-18. Below are team divisions and approximate weekly class time commitments. Hours do not include extra practices, competitions and travel time.

PETITE (4-7 years old) 1.5 hours/1 day per week
Our youngest team gets their feet wet in jazz and tap, as well as focusing on fundamentals and technique.

MINI (7-11 years old) 3+ hours/2 days per week
Our mid-level team competes in jazz and lyrical with the option to do individual and extra dances.

ELITE (11-18 years old) 6+ hours/3+ days per week
Our top team is by audition only, and competes in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop as well as solos, duos, trios and other extra dances. It is encouraged for our ELITE members to also take additional ballet and jazz classes beyond their team classes.

For more information on our award-winning PAT Pack competition team, contact us at 864-225-6682 or email Amy at