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A Step Beyond Dance Auditions

Download: 2017 A Step Beyond Auditions Flyer (English y Español)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

It is time for our Annual Auditions!

A Step Beyond is a multi-year program offering dance education, academic programs and family services to ow income families. The goal is to assist students to achieve careers of choice and for most, a college education.

Please download a flyer.

We will be having Parent Information Meetings on:
  • October 11 at Rose (6 pm) and Oak Hill (7pm)  Elementary Schools
  • October 12 at Pioneer (5 pm), Central and Alvin Dunn (6pm), Farr and San Marcos (7 pm) Elementary Schools

Please download a flyer for more information.

Dance Auditions Information

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: Gates open at 8:30 AM and we will close at 1:00 PM (students who arrive after 1:00 PM may be turned away)

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Acceptance into A Step Beyond is based upon:

– Financial Need
– Students must be 8, 9, 10 & 11 years old (3rd, 4th  & 5th grade) on the day of auditions

What to Expect

– Students must be accompanied by a legal guardian
– Parents will need to fill out a registration form
– Students must wear flexible shorts and a t-shirt
– Students will be asked to dance barefoot
– Bring water bottles, food and shades from the sun  (you may be waiting for some time)

Things to Consider:

First year classes are: T, TH 3:30-5:30 PM
Second year classes are: M, W, F 4-6 PM
Third year classes are: T, TH, F 5:30-7:30 PM

Students accepted into A Step Beyond will receive a scholarship that includes:

– FREE dance classes and professional performance  opportunities
– FREE tutoring, academic support and college-prep  workshops
– FREE family dance, parenting and nutrition work - shops
– FREE family, parent and child counseling services

Download: 2017 A Step Beyond Auditions Flyer (English y Español)
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