Five Tips to Reach Your Goals in 2022

As the holidays end and the year stretches ahead, you may be wondering how you can stay motivated to reach your goals with little breaks in your work or school schedule. With these tips from our Family Services Manager Araceli Huerta, prepare to succeed all throughout 2022! Araceli’s first tip is to choose a SMART […]

Coffee, Comedy, and Caring for Our Students and Families: Meet Araceli Huerta, LCSW!

Meet Araceli Huerta, our Family Services Manager! A great communicator and listener, Araceli fosters nurturing relationships with students, acts as a role model, and provides support and guidance to students. She is also responsible for planning and implementing the family service programs including parent education and volunteerism, crisis intervention, counseling, mentoring, and community services referrals.  […]

Become a Key Corporate Partner in 2022!

There are many ways to give to A Step Beyond, but we are particularly thrilled about our corporate sponsorship program. Read on to discover how you can be a key corporate partner in 2022! As a corporate sponsor, you and your company receive special benefits while supporting our holistic, ten-year program at A Step Beyond. […]

Combatting Learning Loss One Tutoring Session at a Time

COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused challenges for American students. According to the New York Times’ article, students are still suffering from learning losses incurred from the first year of the pandemic. Read on to learn how A Step Beyond is helping students succeed in these circumstances.  One issue cited by the article is that reading and […]

A Heart for Family, Students, and Hard Work in the Studio: Meet Karla Navarro!

Meet Karla Navarro, our Dance Program Manager and Teaching Artist! Ms. Karla is an extremely talented, American Ballet Theater Certified Teacher with a BA in Psychology and a BFA in Dance from San Diego State University. In addition to all she does for A Step Beyond, Ms. Karla dances as a soloist in the Compañía […]

2021: A Return to the Stage, Career Exploration, and Helping Families

As the first week of 2022 ends, we are reflecting on all the great work we’ve been able to do this year with your help! Here’s a quick recap: 1. We hosted our first, large-scale outdoor performance in nearly two years! El Alebrije, a new retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet, combined the well-loved story with […]

The Nutcracker: A Horrible Holiday Flop or Integral American Classic?

The Surprising History of the Nutcracker: Discover the Secrets Behind a Holiday Favorite Believe it or not, the original Nutcracker story was not the lighthearted, kid-friendly spectacle you see on today’s stages. Penned by E.T.A Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816) was a tale so dark that theater director Ivan Vselvosky selected the […]

Winter Showcase

Greetings Board and Friends! We had to quickly shift gears and switch off of YouTube to Vimeo for our screening.  Please join us today on Vimeo at 4 PM. Here will be the video link:   https://vimeo.com/492666358 We are working on the Livestream, so please check our page to see it is ready, and then you can […]

2021 Program Information

Dear A Step Beyond Students and Families, It has been a year unlike any other in our history – from having to abruptly stop in-person classes in March, to postponing our annual concert, and finally, to creating online programming. Many of you were able to navigate these changes with us and all have seen great […]

Safety Code of Conduct

STATEMENT OF INTENT A Step Beyond (ASB) and parents of enrolled students hereby enter into the following Memorandum of Understanding in response to the ongoing health concerns presented by the COVID-19 virus. ASB and parents recognize our shared interest in maintaining safe, high quality dance, academic, and family services onsite for our students, while mitigating […]