Our core program at A Step Beyond is interconnected and immersive. We accept students through our Fall into Dance application period as well as our Step into Dance community outreach classes. Once a student is accepted, we provide regular and ongoing dance enrichment, academics, and family services, supporting them through their high school graduation and beyond.
Step Into Dance is A Step Beyond’s outreach dance program to the community at-large. Step Into Dance is a weekly, pay-what-you-can dance class open to all interested students in the community between the ages of 13-18. All classes are held on the campus of California Center for the Arts in Escondido and taught by ASB Teaching Artist Ms. Casey Flores.
Students must have transportation to ASB and qualify for free and reduced lunch. For more information, call 760-670-3250.
Fall into Dance is A Step Beyond’s primary recruitment tool. During Fall Into Dance, A Step Beyond partners with teaching artists from Mojalet Dance Collective who teach hour-long dance master classes to all 3rd and 4th grade students in our 11 partner elementary schools in Escondido and San Marcos. From there, A Step Beyond hosts Q&A sessions for students and parents and invites all students to come audition for our 10-year program. Auditions are held annually in early fall.
Auditions for our 10-year program with our full range of services including dance, academics, and family services are held annually in October.
What to Expect:
Youth will learn dances at the audition. They must wear clothes to move in, dance barefoot, and bring water. Parents must accompany their child and attend an informational meeting.
Parent Information Meeting
(in person or on zoom):
Thursday, Oct 13 @ 6 PM (zoom link)
For more information, call 760-670-3250