Stepping Up Dance Arts



School of Dance for children founded by Laurie Link-Gordon. Laurie has a BA in Dance and Education from Marymount Manhattan College and has been teaching children for over 10 years.


Stepping Up Dance Arts is about kids having fun while learning a new artform in a safe and nurturing environment.


Classes range in age from toddler to 12. Here is brief description of each class:

Jitterbugs (1-3 years) Come dance, sing, and perhaps learn a yoga posture or 2 with me and the Jitterbugs! This interactive class will have mom (dad, granny, auntie, or guardian) and your toddler exploring, tapping, jumping, and laughing throughout!

Tippy Toe Ballet (3 – 4 years) – Your little ones will grow in independence as they use their imagination and creativity to enhance their movement with basic ballet and creative dance steps! Singing and laughing along the way!

Pre-Ballet/Creative Dance (4 -6 years) – This class will introduce very young children to the basic elements of dance and movement. Students will learn to dance both as individuals and as a member of a group as they develop rhythm, coordination, flexiblity, creativity, expression, imagination, self-awareness, and self-confidence. We also incorporate the use of various props such as scarves, bean bags, rhythm instruments and more (these props are used in all classes!).

Pre-ballet/Pre-Tap (4 – 6 years) – This class builds on the pre-ballet/creative dance class and incorporates basic tap steps! The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students’ imagination and promote creativity. It will also give them an understanding of the classroom community, improve social skills and develop fine motor skills all while having fun!

Tap/Jazz/Ballet Combo (6 – 8 years) – Dancers will enjoy this class that builds on basic movements we have been working on but is still appropriate for first time dancers. Jazz portion includes an intro to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor and mini combinations. The tap portion will concentrate on building confidence thru mastering more difficult patterns and steps. Ballet portion will include intro to ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.

Hip Hop/Jazz (8 – 10 years) – Fun class learning hip hop and jazz moves to modern music.

Stepping Up Dance Arts is dedicated to teaching children the art of dance in a fun and modern way.

Younger children will learn with imagery based and creative movement using props and classical music.

Older children will learn contemporary technique using props and popular music. All classes are designed to grow with the child’s ability and agility in a non-competitive environment.

Contact or 086 354 2041

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