Recital Picture Schedule

Recital costume pictures will be taken May 31 at the Studio! 

To make sure we stay as close to the schedule as possible, we ask that your dancers be at the studio ready to go 10-15 minutes before their scheduled time.  

3-3:45 - Open call for any dancers wanting individual photos

3:55 - Look What You Made Me Do

4:05 - My Heart Will Go On

4:15 - To be Able to Love

4:25 - At Last

4:35 - Let Me Love You

4:45 - Love So Soft

4:55 - Save the Best for Last

5:05 - Sugar Pie Hunny Bunch

5:15 - Beaty and the Beast

5:25 - Marry Me

5:35 - Crazy In Love

5:45 - Better when I'm Dancing

5:55 - Kiss the Girl

6:05 - Stuck On You

6:15 - Do you Love Me?

6:25 - Single Ladies

6:35 - Love to Hip Hop

6:45 - Treasure

6:55 - How Far I'll Go

7:05 - Marry You

7:15 - L-O-V-E

7:25 - Just Haven't Met you Yet

7:35 - Sharp Dressed Man

Please let us know if you have any questions! 

2018-2019 Competition Team Auditions

Interested in taking dance to the next level?
Join the Steps Competitive Team! 

Monday, June 4 & Tuesday, June 5 - Clinic for All Participants

Wednesday, June 6th - Team Auditions

Dancers will learn the specific stretches, techniques and combo routines that will be judged during the auditions. All dancers should wear appropriate shoes, and all black leotards with nude or pink tights or all black bra top and black leggings. Hair should be worn up and away from face in a bun or ponytail. Times are as follows:

SDC Mini Team
All new members or anyone 9 and under wanting to be on the team *

Check in:        3:45 PM
Clinic:             4:00-5:00 PM
Total Cost:     $10

SDC Select Team
Beginning/Intermediate Dancers * 

Check in:        4:45 PM
Clinic:    5:00-6:30 PM
Total Cost:     $15

SDC Elite Team
Advanced/Experienced Dancers *  

Check in:        6:15 PM
Clinic:    6:30-8:30 PM
Total Cost:     $20

*Please see commitment requirements attached.

For more detailed information, download the registration packet here.

Feel free to contact us with any questions! We look forward to seeing you! 

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.


$75 for all students 

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

Contact us now to register! Spaces will fill quickly!


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


Secret garden

Princess hip hop

Boogie woogie



Mickey March

Thurs jazz 4-5 class


Horror hip hop


Turn down for what

Jurassic park

Fancy Nancy

Space jam hip hop

Adv hip hop


Beginner solos/duets/trios

Mission impossible

Tues lyrical

Thursday lyrical

Baby I'm a star


Advanced solo/duets

Intermediate solo/duets/diff beats


May 20


Hakuna matata

I hate boys

I won't give up

Wed jock jams tumbling



Shake a tail feather

Colors of the wind

Beauty and the beast

Bibbity bibbity boo


Cat n hat

Build a snowman


Let's go fly a kite



Mr postman

Gift of a friend


Bare necessities

Wizard of oz


Comp dances not done on Thursday

Recital Tickets & Summer Registration

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


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.



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:


Sing, sing, sing

Over the rainbow

Cell block tango

Bella solo

Ellie solo

Monsters duet

Wish upon a star 

Twinkle twinkle little star 



Tutti fruitti

God bless the child 

How much is that doggy?

Peyton solo 

Far far

Ella solo

My girl

Unchained melody 

boyfriends back 


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 


Live shack 

Push it 

Ice ice baby

Bittersweet symphony



Parker solo

Some nights duet


Rock your soul


Big bad wolf


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:
Bella Griffiths - 4th Place Overall
Parker Brumbaugh - 7th Place Overall
Ellie Sowa - 8th Place Overall
Peyton Peters - 10th Place Overall

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

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

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

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

Recital, Competition Team, and Daddy Daughter Practices


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!!!!


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)



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!!