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Stepping Out Studios

Performing Arts
Flatiron, New York, New York
(104 Reviews)

The school originally opened in 1985 as a small, boutique studio with big ideas and big dreams. From its inception, the school's mission has been to introduce and spread the joy of partner dancing far and wide. To that end, it has grown and developed into the most internationally acclaimed and well respected of partner dance schools. The school offers a full range of classes in which course curriculum aspire to the highest quality, being innovative and diverse, while preserving the traditional aspects of partner dancing. Providing the ideal atmosphere for learning while having a great time, the school's objective is to inspire students to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves and grow, and have the utmost fun doing it in a dynamic way.

As a trailblazer, the school was the first partner dance school to cultivate and offer a palette of different dance styles to the public. To name a few, Argentine Tango was first re-introduced to New Yorkers and west coast swing introduced to the East Coast dance community. The school as instrumental in building and reviving the Latin, swing, and country Western phenomenons that have swept New York in the last decade.

The school becomes involved with every facet of partner dancing. It has launched and produced dance competitions for professionals and amateurs alike; its own Salsa and international dance companies (which perform in and out of house) the teachers' training program (which enhances professional instructors' skills at the most advanced levels; and develops teaching skills at the grassroots level for endeavoring, promising, non-professionals). The school offers periodic specialized workshops; dance weekends; dance trips abroad; and evening outings to local venues. The extensive repertoire caters to wedding services, competitive and social dancers alike at every level, and the "party animal" who wants to cut loose with a night out of dancing at any of our many parties. The dancing program was created to offer the LGBT community a place to come and dance with a same-sex partner; and its offshoot dancing performance company travels and performs locally and out of town.

Through its dedicated endeavors, the school has developed educational outreach program specially designed for tri-state area schools and school club affiliates; instructional videos; etc. In addition to teaching in-house, the school also dispatches its world renowned instructors to outside engagements to teach, choreograph, and perform shows. The school has taught at hospitals, corporations (such as Sony and MetLife), health clubs, arts institutions, colleges and high schools, etc. The school has been featured in, and intrinsic to, an infinite number of multi-media projects, including television (for instance, "dancing with the stars") radio, stage and film.

The school's credo is one of integrity, quality, and warmth. Students of all backgrounds, professions, cultures, and walks of life flock to the studio because of its cutting-edge, upscale reputation wrapped in a fun, friendly environment. 

Reviews of Stepping Out Studios

(104 Reviews)


Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

It was rly fun!

Brian J.

Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

We had a great time at this class! We learned the absolute basics of salsa on two, but we built quickly upon the basic step to learn turns, twirls, and by the end, had a few moves to play with. So much fun, made easy to understand. We'd definitely come again.


Attended: Salsa Academy Level 1 & 2

This class was great! The instructor really knew what she was doing. The only thing is there was only 1 instructor not 2, and for a complete beginners class could have used a little more personal instruction.

Jake S.

Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

Great class!


Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

Bibi is a great instructor

Vincent Y.

Attended: Hip Hop Belly Dance

In Hip Hop Belly Dance, the Indiggo Twins teach beauty and grace in motion. They start with posture. Their synchronized warm-up, a dance in itself, isolates each body part. Then they break down dance moves, teaching body awareness. The class ends with an uplifting dance sequence. In addition to teaching dance, they teach artistic storytelling with an empowering message celebrating life and rising above fear. They encourage you to dance your heart out! Performing since the age of 12, their unique fusion of belly dance, hip hop, jazz, latin and ballet will get your arms, abs and legs in shape. They know how to entertain — the class is always fun! Take this class for a beautiful graceful body and unique soulful and funky choreography!

Samantha N.

Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

Great instructor,productive class

Karen A.

Attended: Complete Beginner Salsa

Teacher was personable and the class was easy to follow. The teacher breaks down each step.

Ama R.

Attended: Club Style Hustle - Beginner/Intermediate

This was my first class and the steps were easier to follow than I thought. Joel made the class fun but challenging. Good music too! I'm looking forward to the next class.

Eva F.

Attended: Hip Hop Belly Dance

Great helpful teachers, informative instruction, great workout, and fun music!

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37 W 26th St , New York, New York 10010
Stepping Out Studios
Flatiron, Manhattan
37 W 26th St
Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway
New York, New York 10010

Teachers at Stepping Out Studios

Adriana Salgado Alexandra Lyubchevskaya Alfredo Alisa Rybkin Andrei Kazluski & Asta Sigvaldadottir Angeles Chanaha Angeles & Hugo Anita Flejter Anthony Thomas Anton Gazenbeek Asta Sigvaldadottir Austin Joson Bibi Marie Billy Marti Billy Brooklyn Birth Network Brooklyn Birth Network Carlos Neto Charlie Garcia Christian Baerens Christian Coco Crystal Rodriguez Donatas Nacajus Doris Hsieh Erica Sazinas Ernesto Palma Ernesto Alonzo Palma Frank Perez Garry Portugal Geoffrey Berliner & Eric Taubman Helen Wang Henri Velandia Hernan Brizuela Indiggo Twins Jamie Cunneen Jani-Joel Karppi Jani-Joel Karppi Jennifer C. Jennifer Rosado Jeremy Adam Rey Jessica Lamdon & Henri Velandia Joanna Zacharewicz Joel Caceres John Hernan Raigoza Jose DeCamps Jose Delgadillo Jose Rodriguez Jules Kelvin Roche Kelvin Roche and Lori Ann Greenhouse Kendall Pham Kendall Reynolds Kern Alexander Linda Gammon Lori Ann Greenhouse Lou Brockman Lukas Chockuba Lukas Chockuba Maria Sosa Maria Jose Sosa Mariana Galassi Martina Martina Kocichova Maxim Kozhevnikov Michael Hernandez Michael & Joanna Misha Smagin Nelson Flores Nicholas Messina Olga Nesterova Olivia Hutcherson Paulina Turska Pavlo Bilych Peter Kiszka Peter K Ricky Lau Robbie Tristan Santiago Sarah La Rocca Shimkiri Figar Shimkiri Syiem Simone Assboeck Sophie Cazeneuve Stephanie Springer Stephanie Cazeneuve Stepping Out Staff Tatyana Bilych Tatyna and Pavlo Tetyana Bilych Tetyana Bilych Tybaldt Ulrich Valerie Veronica Castilla Walter Zylinski Werner Figar Xavier Marzan Yaisuri Salamanca Zoe Xandra
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