New Steps Dance & Fitness Center specializes in dance and fitness classes for ages 2-adult and is located in Glastonbury, CT. Our trained dance instructors have over 30 years’ experience in the dance center environment.
Our year-long dance classes meet once per week for 45 or 60 minutes (see schedule page for details), with our Twinkle Tots, Adult Dance classes & Sunshine Stars meeting every week for 10 weeks. Students are encouraged to perform in the year-end recital to share their accomplishments with family and friends; however, it is not mandatory. For students participating in the recital, dress rehearsal is mandatory. Twinkle Tots, Adult dance & Sunshine Star students do not participate in the Recital.
Student class placement isn’t solely based on age but experience and ability as well. Please contact us with any questions on class placement.
If the schedule does not allow your child to have back-to-back classes, students are welcome to wait in our waiting room between classes to eat dinner, do homework and wait, as long as they respect the studio and classes that are in session and have approval from Miss Janelle.
There cannot be eating, drinking or gum chewing during class. Only water is allowed in dance studios.
Payments & Fees
In order to complete registration, a non-refundable $30 registration fee per family (discounted to $25/family if paid by September 1, 2018), completed registration form and 50% of semester's tuition are required. No registration fee required for adult 10 week session and a free class is built into the adult 10 week session price. Any 10 week session fee is due in full at the time of registration.
Remaining balance of first semester payment is due by October 12, 2018 for all year-long dance classes. Please be aware that if your child participates in a sport and will not be attending classes for part of the semester you are still responsible for semester payment in full.
Families enrolled in 3 or more classes receive a 10% discount. Families pay a maximum fee of 7 classes. See pricing page for more information.
New Steps Dance & Fitness Center accepts all major credit cards and checks.
- $30/family registration fee due at the time of registration. No registration fee for adult dance classes or fitness classes
- 1st semester dance fee covers classes from September 11- January 31
- Families enrolled in 3 or more year-long dance classes receive a 10% discount
- 7 year-long dance class maximum fee for families
- 50% of all 1st semester year-long dance class fees are due prior to the first class
- Remaining 1st semester balance of all year-long dance classes are due by October 12, 2018
- All 10 week session fees are due in full at the time of registration
- Only fitness classes have a $20 drop in option if space is available
- 10% off for each additional 10 week fitness class session purchased
We have two built-in snow days per semester for our year-long dance classes and will schedule makeup sessions after two cancellation days. Classes canceled during any 10-week dance session will be added to the end of the 10 weeks. Please check email, Social Media accounts and NBC Connecticut for cancellations. We DO NOT follow any school system cancellations.
Dress Code & Shoes
Proper dance attire reflects a proper attitude towards dance. We permit any color or style leotard with tights and the appropriate dance shoes. Hair must be pulled back and no baggy or loose garments will be allowed. This includes all Hip Hop classes as well. Ballet skirts or spandex dance shorts may be worn over leotards and tights. Adult Dance Classes do not need to follow the dress code. Adult Dance Classes only may wear clothing that is not dance attire i.e; leggings, t-shirts, athletic wear, etc.
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NO OUTSIDE SNEAKERS ALLOWED FOR HIP HOP CLASSES. A clean/new pair of sneakers that have only been used for indoor use is appropriate for all Hip Hop Students.
PLEASE NOTE - Outside street shoes should not be worn on the dance floors. This helps to keep them clean and dirt free. During the winter messy months especially, please leave out door shoes in waiting room. Thank you for you corroboration and understanding on helping us to keep our floors clean and dry.
NO DANCE SHOES SHOULD EVER BEEN WORN OUTSIDE. The pavement, grass, dirt & sand can ruin all dance shoes.
If you prefer not to shop online, all of the above items can be found at:
Dance Outfitters - 798 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109 - 860-757-3388
Dance Village - 171 Spencer St, Manchester, CT 06040 - 860-645-6606
For our students ages 6 and below in Combination classes and Twinkle Tot classess, Ballet & Tap shoes can be purchased at Payless, Target or Walmart as the name brand shoes are not needed at this young age.
Dress Rehearsal & Recital Guidelines
Our 2018-2019 end of the year Dance Recital is TBD. Dress Rehearsal is TBD.
Recital is not mandatory but if a student is participating in the recital dress rehearsal is mandatory. Adults & Twinkle Tots 10-week session do not participate in the recital.
$35 costume deposit/costume is due by November 30, 2018. Costume balance is due by January 18, 2019. Costume prices vary and is based on current retail prices. Costume deposit typically covers about 50-90% of the total cost of the costume. Advanced/older student’s costumes typically run higher than younger/beginner ages. If a student decides after costumes are ordered that they do not to participate in the end of the year recital due to any reason, parents are still responsible for paying the costume balance. We always announce recital date PRIOR to collecting costume deposit.
Email, Call or Text with any questions. Please feel free to contact us through any social media accounts as well. We are happy to answer any questions! Please leave a voicemail if no one answers and we will be happy to return call ASAP. Thank you!
Call or Text 860-402-1993