Audition Day 2023 Brings 50 New Students to A Step Beyond

The campus of A Step Beyond was buzzing with activity on September 16. Student teachers and staff prepared their dance instruction, parents set up snacks and prizes, and volunteers chipped in to set up, check in, greet, and more. It was Audition Day – our annual recruitment event for 3rd- and 4th-grade students who are […]

In the News: A Step Beyond Receives 75for75 Sports Matter Grant

At our recent Arise! concert, A Step Beyond was surprised with a $75,000 grant from The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation! The award was recently publicized in an article titled: Changing Lives Through the Power of Dance: A Step Beyond Receives 75FOR75 Sports Matter Grant (Yahoo! Finance) In a video recorded of the surprise award, ASB team members read a […]

A Step Beyond featured in Voice of San Diego

A Step Beyond: Empowering Underserved Youth With Dance, Academic Support & Family Services By Erin Coller Escondido-based nonprofit A Step Beyond is taking a unique approach to help local children succeed in school and end the poverty cycle, by focusing on dance and teaching children starting in third grade how to express themselves creatively after school while […]

ASB Featured in the Union Tribune!

What a great way to end 2017. Artistic Director, Jennifer Oliver was invited to share her thoughts on “Why the arts matter” in a year-end feature in Sunday’s paper. If you didn’t get the chance to read the hard copy, you can read the online version here. By dancing, we will come together as a […]

obrARCHITECTURE Arts Auction Benefits A Step Beyond

If you haven’t done so already, let us know that you are joining us by contacting We have over 15 artworks for Auction this year! Below is a sneak peak of Bid Items #01-17. If you are persuaded to Bid early or are not able to make the event but want to Bid, please […]

NBC “Give” Features A Step Beyond

  “Give” Executive Producer Blair Underwood visits two Southern California non-profits including A Step Beyond in this episode. Watch as we are awarded a significant monetary gift from the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation. Here it is on the NBC website.

Dancing with ASB Star, Frank Foster

Frank Foster, ASB Executive Director will be dancing this coming Saturday as a part of The California Center for the Arts fundraiser, Dancing with the Stars. View a recent KUSI clip Frank speaking about ASB and dancing for the camera!

ASB- Times Advocate

The hometown newspaper of Escondido, California A Step Beyond’ uses dance, rigorous academics to help at risk children succeed in school—and beyond | on August 13, 2015 By DAVID ROSS FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailPrintFriendlyPinterestShare The use of dance is an integral part of the program at “A Step Beyond.” At Wednesday’s Escondido City Council meeting Frank Foster, executive director of […]