Steps On Broadway celebrates 40 years

Steps on Broadway (Steps), the internationally-recognized dance training center, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a look back at the numerous milestones that mark its distinguished legacy and a look forward to the future of dance education. As a thank you to the loyal dance community, who attend over 260,000 classes annually, Steps is offering dancers a series of opportunities to celebrate beginning in December and culminating in a free dance party in May 2020.   


Founded by Carol Paumgarten in 1979, Steps serves the needs of dancers of all ages and abilities with an unmatched commitment to the integrity of each dance form and with the best faculty in the dance world. This commitment propelled Steps on from one studio in 1979 to eleven over three floors in its current location on the Upper West Side.


The foundation of Steps’ success is its internationally renowned faculty, who are the most illustrious and respected in the business. From the current faculty of over 125 to those who have taught over the years, these teachers built and maintain the reputation of Steps.


Professional dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, and many other major dance companies take classes at Steps regularly. Over the years, we have seen the likes of ballet stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Misty Copeland, Broadway stars Tommy Tune and Donna McKechnie, pop culture stars Mary Tyler Moore and Madonna, among many others.. Steps has always been a creative home for dancers, a haven for the professionals at the top of their field to aspiring dancers just starting out.


As Steps looks ahead, Executive Director Joe Lanteri envisions a future dedicated to artistic integrity, with expanded and diversified programs, and a focus on the needs of a new era of dancers.


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