New Fall Schedule & Registration

Steps is ready to kick off the 2017-2018 season! 

Classes Begin Tuesday, September 5th!

The tentative Fall Schedule is now up and we are currently taking registrations for the 2017-18 Season! You may contact us to make a registration appointment, or we will also be offering an open registration night on August 28th for new and returning students. We are also working on updating the website to be able to take registration and payments online and are hoping that integration will be complete soon! 

 

STEPS Announces Technique Master Classes August 13-15

Steps Dance Complex is excited to announce that Ms. Cheryl Priess-Dickey and Miss Emily Pike will be joining us August 13, 14 & 15  offering master classes for beginners and intermediate/advanced dancers!   This is an OUTSTANDING opportunity for ALL dancers!!!  Ms. Cheryl & Ms. Emily specialize in ballet and technique and teach master classes and adjudicate regularly with studios and for national dance competitions regularly all around the nation. 


Sunday August 13

Intermediate/Advanced Technique

7-8:30 PM


Monday August 14

Intermediate/Advanced Technique

10-11:30 AM

Beginner Ballet Technique

5-6 PM

Tap Technique

6:30-7:15 PM


Tuesday August 15

Intermediate/Advanced Technique

1:30 PM-3:00 PM.


Cost:

$75 for all students 

*Must wear appropriate dance attire and shoes to attend either class.

Contact us now to register! Spaces will fill quickly!

ALL STUDIOS WELCOME!!

Cheryl Priess-Dickey has owned and operated “The Cheryl Priess Dickey School of Dance” for the past 25 years.  Cheryl studied Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Gymnastics at both the University of Nebraska and the University of Utah.  She has studied dance, gymnastics, voice and modeling her entire life.  She was the assistant Ballet Director for “The Lincoln City Ballet Company” during the 1980’s.  Her list of choreography is extensive from high school, civic reviews, musicals, Classical Ballet productions, as well as drill, dance-team and cheerleading squads.  She continues her dance studies each year in New York & L.A.  Cheryl has won many top choreography awards both on the Regional & National levels. Cheryl continues to educate dancers in the beauty of dance providing all dancers inspiration and confidence teaching them always to reach for the stars!

Recital Photos and Happy Ads

Have you picked up a Happy Ad form from the studio? 

Recital is fast approaching and this is a great way to tell your dancers how proud you are of them!! These ads will be placed in our recital program and can be 3 lines all the way up to a full page! You can add pics or images and even advertise your business!

 

 We are running a contest this year of who can sell the highest dollar amount in ads. 1st prize is $75, 2nd $50 and 3rd $25!!! Forms are available at the studio!!! You may also download a form here and bring it back to the studio at your convenience. All happy ads should be turned in by May 23rd to guarantee their placement in the program.

 

 

 

Recital Pictures will be taken May 19th and 20th.  Please find the schedule below (or you may also pick one up at the studio): 

May 19th

5-530

Secret garden

Princess hip hop

Boogie woogie

Ghostbusters

530-6

Mickey March

Thurs jazz 4-5 class

imagine

Horror hip hop

6-630

Turn down for what

Jurassic park

Fancy Nancy

Space jam hip hop

Adv hip hop

630-7

Beginner solos/duets/trios

Mission impossible

Tues lyrical

Thursday lyrical

Baby I'm a star

7-8

Advanced solo/duets

Intermediate solo/duets/diff beats

 

May 20

5-530

Hakuna matata

I hate boys

I won't give up

Wed jock jams tumbling

530-6

Phantom

Shake a tail feather

Colors of the wind

Beauty and the beast

Bibbity bibbity boo

6-630

Cat n hat

Build a snowman

Gatsby

Let's go fly a kite

Mermaid

630-7

Mr postman

Gift of a friend

Superheroes

Bare necessities

Wizard of oz

7-830

Comp dances not done on Thursday

Recital Tickets & Summer Registration

Recital will be here before we know it!! Tickets are on sale now! 

2016 RECITAL INFORMATION

The STEPS recital will be June 10th & 11th at Shilling Auditorium, located in Richland Community College!!  

WE WILL HAVE one show Friday night, JUNE 10TH 6:30 pm
two shows Saturday, JUNE 11TH AT 11:30am and 6:30 pm.  

Rehearsals will be during that week and the closer we get more info will be shared.

TICKETS ARE $17 AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE STUDIO.


 


Have you registered for summer classes yet? 

Summer sessions are a great way to keep dance skills fresh, learn new things, and try out new classes!!  We are taking registrations now!!

Summer session dates: July 11-Aug 19

Also new this year, June Competition Tech Classes for ages 6 and up and Wild About Princess Camp for ages 3-6!

Check out the schedule on our current schedule page

Please contact us with any questions and we will be happy to answer them!!  

Dress Rehearsal Schedule & DVD Order Form

Hi everyone! We are looking forward to a great recital this weekend! 

The rehearsal Friday will start promptly at 6pm and we will run through the entire show in order! This is different than past years where each dance was scheduled. We would like this to go as quickly and as smoothly as possible!! :) Please have your child/children dressed in costume and ready to go by the start of their block. Though we would love if everyone could stay until the final bow, we understand if you have very young children they may not make it that late. We just ask if you leave before final bow you let a staff member know so we aren't looking for them at the end. Please contact us if you have any questions! 


The recital will be recorded and available to purchase on DVD again this year for $20. The form is available in the studio or you may download and print it here.


Rehearsal schedule:

6:00-6:30

Sing, sing, sing

Over the rainbow

Cell block tango

Bella solo

Ellie solo

Monsters duet

Wish upon a star 

Twinkle twinkle little star 

6:30-7:00

Grease

Tutti fruitti

God bless the child 

How much is that doggy?

Peyton solo 

Far far

Ella solo

My girl

Unchained melody 

boyfriends back 

7:00-7:30

Flower girl 

Do you love me

Burnin up duet

Werk duet

Emma solo 

Crazy thing called love 

Stayin Alive

At the ballet 

Dream on

Addy solo

Erin solo

Jessie girl duet

Bad let's hear it for the boy 

Dude looks like a lady 

7:30-8:00

Live shack 

Push it 

Ice ice baby

Bittersweet symphony

Tubthumpin

Roar

Parker solo

Some nights duet

Flawless

Rock your soul

Time

Big bad wolf

Footprints 

Father daughter 

Final bow(all kids)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone!! 

STEPS Competition Team Wraps Up Regional Team Competitions

The STEPS Competition Team has has a busy couple of months preparing for and performing at several regional competitions throughout the midwest.

In February, we attended STAR SYSTEMS in St. Louis and brought home several overall awards:
Solos
Bella Griffiths - 4th Place Overall
Parker Brumbaugh - 7th Place Overall
Ellie Sowa - 8th Place Overall
Peyton Peters - 10th Place Overall

Duets
Calling All The Monsters - 5th Place Overall
Werk - 3rd Place Overall
Far Far - 5th Place Overall

Groups
Bad - 5th Place Overall
God Bless the Child - 3rd Place Overall


We also had a great time competing and learning at TREMAINE Dance Convention & Competition in St. Louis at the end of February. No groups competed, but some of our soloists and duets chose to compete and did a fabulous job.  Ellie Sowa placed 3rd overall for her solo, the duet, Far Far, placed 1st overall, and duet Burnin' Up placed 3rd overall. 


In March, we were invited to attend In10sity Dance in DeMoines, Iowa where again some of our soloists and duets chose to compete. Parker Brumbaugh placed 5th overall for her solo in the mini division, and the Duet, Far Far, also placed 5th overall. Erin Henne placed 4th overall in the junior division for her solo, and the duet Calling All the Monsters placed 4th overall.


In April, STEPS attended the GROOVE competition in Washington, IL. This was our last full regional competition of the year and the kids worked very hard and brought home lots of hardware.  

Solos - Mini Division
Ellie Sowa - 1st Place Overall
Bella Griffiths - 4th Place Overall
Parker Brumbaugh - 6th Place Overall
Solos - Teen Division
Natalie Shafer - 2nd and 4th Place Overall

Duets
Tiny Division - Calling All The Monsters - 1st Place Overall
Mini Division - Werk - 2nd Place Overall
Burnin' Up - 4th Place Overall

Groups
Tiny Division - My Boyfriend's Back - 1st Place Overall
Footprints  -  2nd Place Overall

Recital, Competition Team, and Daddy Daughter Practices

2015-2016 COMPETITION TEAM

Did you know competition dance can help your child not only learn advanced flexibility and dance skills, but also discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and lead to strong and lasting friendships? Not to mention it is so much FUN!?

If your child is interested in the SDC competition team, please join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm for an informational meeting and learn  more about the benefits,  expectations, costs, and commitments. Come check out what we are all about!!!!


2015 RECITAL INFORMATION

The STEPS recital will be June 6th & 7th at the Lincoln Theater!!  

We will have 2 shows 
Saturday, June 6th 12:30pm & 6:00pm 
Sunday, June 7th at 2:30.  

Rehearsals will be during that week and the closer we get more info will be shared.

TICKET prices: 

Pre-purchase starting March 16th: $15
If you purchase at the door: $17


Multiple ticket discount
1st 5 purchased are $15 everything after are $12

(venues can cost between $3000-$5000 and that does
not include the lighting person, sound person or janitorial fees)

 


UPCOMING DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE PRACTICES

March 8th
3-345 older kids
345-415 younger kids   

April 4th
1030-11 young                
11-1145 older                 

April 19th
12-1230 younger  
1230-115 older             

April 26th & May 3, 17,24                
3-345 older                  
345-415 younger

 


Registration for Summer Sessions now open!

As we all are dreaming of sunshine and warmer temperature, STEPS is ready to start thinking about summer dance sessions for 2015!  

This is a great opportunity to try a new class or continue learning in a favorite one. And, if your child is interested in joining the STEPS competition team next year, this is also your chance to sign up for the prep and technique classes they will need to participate.  

Summer session dates: June 15-Aug 19

Check out the schedule on our current schedule page

Please contact us with any questions and we will be happy to answer them!!  

STEPS Competition Team Brings Home Awards From Talent On Parade Regional Competition

Last Weekend the STEPS Competition team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana and attended the Talent On Parade Regional Dance competition.  
 

This was our first competition of the season and all the kids did a great job! STEPS also received the SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD for the entire competition for showing great stage etiquette, positive attitudes, and being kind and supporting other dancers and studios!


Competing in the Novice Division, our Littles brought home lots of hardware for solos:

Ellie S. - Double Diamond Award & 1st place overall & TOP Star

Bella G. - Double Diamond Award& 2nd place overall

Parker B. - Double Diamond Award& 3rd place overall

Addy H. - Diamond Award& 4th place overall

Peyton P. - Diamond Award


Our three Junior girls also did a fabulous job with their solos:

Emma M. - Elite Award & 3rd place overall, Judges Award for "Dancing from the Heart",
and TOP Star

Ella S. - Elite Award &  5th place overall

Erin H. - Elite Award


Our Teen, Natalie, performed this year in the Competitive Division and rocked it out! We couldn't have been more proud!

Natalie S- Diamond Award & 10th Overall for her Jazz solo, & TOP Star and her Contemporary Solo received an Elite Award.


All of our Duets placed in the Top 5!

Our Minis:
Calling all the MonstersChloe K. and Mia C. -  Elite Award & 4th place Overall
It also won the Category Cup Award for having the best Jazz score overall!
Jessies Girl  - Amellia K. & Chloe K - Elite Award & 5th Place Overall

Our Littles: 
Werk - Ellie S. & Parker B. - Diamond Award- 1st Place Overall
Far Far - Bella G. & Parker B -  Diamond Award- 3rd Place Overall & Judges Award for "Pretty As a Picture"

Our Juniors:
Some Nights - Emma M. & Ella S. - Elite Award & 1st Place Overall


Our Group numbers brought home lots of awards as well:

Large Group:
God Bless the Child - Elite Award &  1st Place Overall

Small Groups:
My Boyfriends Back - Diamond Award and 1st Place Overall
Footprints -  Diamond Award & 1st Overall
Bad - Elite & 3rd Overall

So proud of all our dancers! Check out the photo gallery for pics from the weekend!!