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.
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.
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 8 -18. All classes are held on the campus of California Center for the Arts in Escondido.