“In HIS Steps” is a contemporary, Christian-based Dance Studio and Performing Arts Center offering professional instruction in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, Jazz, modern, contemporary, and all-boys classes. We also offer voice, piano, guitar; both private and group sessions.
We have owned Miss Amy’s School of Dance since 1996, but several years ago the Lord heavily burdened my heart that He created the “arts” and that we as Christians are to use them in a way that would be pleasing to Him. Through many years of prayer, tons of help from our wonderful friends and family, and by the grace of God, “Miss Amy’s School of Dance” expanded into “In HIS Steps” and opened on January 12th, 2002.
This is a studio where students of all ages can come to learn and grow in the arts in a Christian environment. Our mission is to teach our students to reach the world with the gospel through the arts and to teach them how to use the arts to glorify, honor, and praise our Heavenly Father. We are on this earth for a very short time and for two purposes:
TO KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM KNOWN!!
What are you looking for in a Christian Performing Arts Studio?
Catch a glimpse of our studio through this year's recital, "Our God Is Greater"
NEWS, EVENTS, AND SUMMER SCHEDULE
May 2-7: All May and June Tuition Due in order to pick up costumes
May 9-14: All costumes passed out. PARENT MUST BE PRESENT. May/June tuition must be paid. NO DANCE CLASSES THIS WEEK.
May 9: Recital Tickets go on sale
May 30-June 3: REHEARSALS AT NB COOK ELEMENTARY STAGE
Jun 4-5: Recitals
Please watch for emails with more information on recitals!
Are You Excited About Summer Dance?
*6 week session meeting on Tuesdays beginning on June 14th for ages 2.5 and up. See the pOsted schedule below for details.
*4 week intensive for intermediate and advanced dancers meeting on Mondays and Thursdays beginning on June 20th (no classes the week of the 4th of July). See the pasted schedule below for details.
*Mini themed dance camps for ages 4-8
*Mom and Dad’s night out for ages 5 and up
*Pre-pointe for dancers eligible for pre-pointe (minimum of 4 years of dance and at least 11years old and must be enrolled in a Ballet class in the summer as well).
To REGISTER please print the attached registration form, fill it out completely and mail to In His Steps 6231 North W street suite 5 Pensacola 32505. At least 50% of total payment needs to be attached to hold a space. Full payment needs to be made in order to receive the discount listed if before May 19th.
Designed to teach creativity, self-expression, and social skills and develop fine motor skills. Our classes are high-energy and fun. The dancer will begin learning basic Ballet steps along with the correct terminology while using props and instruments.
Garnet Comboages 3.5 - 5.5
Designed to continue or begin learning creativity, self-expression, and social skills and develop fine motor skills. Dancers will learn age-appropriate Ballet steps along with correct terminology. Basic Tap is introduced along with a bit of fun tumbling for flexibility and strengthening.
Opal Comboages 6 - young 9’s
Designed to continue or begin learning the correct disciplines of barre, Ballet positions, body alignment and center floor work. Students will gain the ability to develop rhythm and musicality through the basics of Tap Dance. As the finishing touch to this “Combo Class,” dancers will tumble along for flexibility and strengthening.
Topazolder 8’s (with dance experience) -11 year olds
Pre-requisite: Opal Combo class prior to Topaz I or approval from staff.
Advanced Topazolder 9’s (with dance experience) -12 year olds with 4 or more years dance experience
Pre-requisite: Topaz I prior to Advanced Topaz or approval from staff.
Pearl10-15 year olds with 5 or more years dance experience
Pre-requisite: Advanced Topaz class prior or approval from staff.
Advanced Pearl12 & up with 8 or more years dance experience
Pre-requisite: Pearl prior or approval from staff.
Sapphire13 & up with 9 or more years of dance experience
Pre-requisite: Advanced Pearl prior or approval from staff.
Diamond15 & up with 11 or more years of dance experience
Pre-requisite: Sapphire prior or approval from staff.
Pre-pointe and Pointe Classes
Pre-pointe and Pointe classes are an extension of Ballet and these classes are designed to train the young dancer to build her strength when dancing en Pointe shoes and develop her coordination and control.
*To be enrolled in a pre-pointe or pointe class you must 1) be admitted into the class by Miss Amy and 2) be enrolled in one additional Ballet class and also a third ballet or pre-pointe class.
**To be enrolled in any pointe class you must be enrolled in a Ballet class.
This class emphasizes the development and strength of Tap technique and terminology; highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound.
This style of dance is an exciting and ever-changing dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Classes will be powerful, expressive and taught with upbeat Christian music.
This will be a high energy class that uses the latest sounds in Christian music. This class will break down steps and techniques and also emphasize bringing style and personality to the movement. Hip-Hop is never done small and students will be encouraged to step outside of the box and Dance Big for JESUS!!
This style of dance is an exciting and ever changing dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Classes will be powerful, expressive and taught with upbeat Christian music! Props will be incorporated into this dance class.
This class emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. Concepts of over curve/under curve and contraction/release musicality and rhythm will be explored. An eclectic blend of contemporary movement that would be glorifying to GOD will be set to Christian Contemporary music.
Lyrical provides a fusion of Ballet & Jazz dance techniques. This class will challenge students to use movements and motion to tell the story of the music; it is very expressive.
This style of dance provokes, expresses, and reflects through movement the point of view of the dancer and/or choreographer. It capitalizes on the universal language of dance by using all types of movements Some “thread elements” visible in contemporary dance include modern, ballet, jazz and gymnastics movement images, ideas, and emotions are set to a variety of sounds, from music to spoken word to the richness of silence.
All Boys Hip-Hop
Mr. Julius Benson and Miss Alli will train our young men in the area of dance with masculinity, grace and strength. This will be a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in Christian music; it will break down steps and techniques and also emphasize bringing style and personality to the movement.
This will be a power-packed fitness class for ages 12 & up. This class will have high-energy cardio, dance stretching and toning and much more.
“In His Steps” has been such a blessing to our family. My daughter has grown as a dancer, but more importantly as a person, and the positive influence of her teachers and friends at “In His Steps” has played a part in that growth. The studio is a fun, but educational environment, and the fact that dance and the arts are portrayed as a gift from God is awesome. Instead of learning to dance because it’s fun or so that she can climb some ballet ladder of success, my daughter is learning to dance to give God glory for blessing her with a desire to dance.
I love In His Steps! The atmosphere is awesome. The owners and staff are super friendly and professional. My daughter loves her ballet & tap combo class! They all look sooo cute. Most of all it is A CHRISTIAN STUDIO so my child is getting allot more than just dance! They pray and talk about the love of Jesus while getting high quality dance training. I highly recommend this studio. Me and my child look forward to attending class every week:)
This studio is wonderful. The teachers all really love kids and take care to make sure every student does well. The owner’s heart for ministry shines through in all she does, and the environment is not overly pushy or stuffy. A great place to learn–my daughter has been there 4 years and loves it.
My daughter has been dancing here for 3 years. She loves it. She has learned so much. Not only does she have fun, but it keeps her active. Anyone looking for a place for their kids to dance, sing, or act I highly recommend In His Steps.