We believe that anyone can learn to dance, and offer three easy and no obligation ways to start learning ballroom dancing!
If you've always dreamed of partner dancing or ballroom dancing, or are looking to dive into learning a new style, we've created a special NEW workshop category, Crash Courses! These feature just the right combination of dances, curriculum, and atmosphere for the first-time dancer or those learning a new style for the first time, with an emphasis on giving you the skills and confidence to get you out onto the dance floor right away. Classes are for adults only. This exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance and get you on the dance floor at all kinds of social events! New Student Only Special: $79 per person for four 60 minutes sessions where you will learn basics of 5 dances One 4-week BEGINNER course of your choice* (must be taken during or right after ABCC). Adults only: 18+ years of age.
FREE Introductory Group Class
Take a FREE Introductory Group Class, offered every 4th Friday of the month at 8:30pm, to get a taste of our group class experience and sample our studio ambiance. One of our friendly instructors will teach some basic steps, and you will have a chance to tour our facilities and watch your fellow students. Free Open Hose Party follows - dance with Instructors and more experience students. Watch the showcases by professional and amateur dancers. And get 10% off of any group or private lessons purchase made that day!
$20 Introductory Special
For a more personalized experience, try our $20 Introductory Special, good for one person OR a couple:
1/2 hour Private Dance Lesson
the dance style you learn and the pace at which you learn it will be customized to your taste and ability.
1/2 hour Consultation
based on your private lesson, you will learn about the types of lessons and other programs we offer which are best suited to your goals and abilities.
Private lessons are a wonderful way to receive personalized attention and fast-track your learning curve.
Lessons may be taken by one or two persons with the instructor.
Semi-private lesson for groups larger than 2 people are available.
Please add additional fee of $70 for private room and $24 per each additional persons above the first 2. Discounts available for large groups.
To best serve our students, Stepping Out Studios offers dance instruction through a variety of structured lessons, detailed in the tabs below.
You may always call us at 646-742-9400 to ask our friendly staff about any questions you may have about our dance instruction. You may first want to consult our Frequently Asked Questions, as well as our Studio Policies.
Private Lesson Package Prices
Expiration Date: 4 weeks from date of purchase.
Cost Per Lesson$105.00
Expiration Date: 7 weeks from date of purchase.
Package Price(($450 with auto pay Renewal))$495.00
Cost Per Lesson$99.00
Expiration Date: 12 weeks from date of purchase.
Package Price(($870 with auto pay Renewal))$960.00
Cost Per Lesson$96.00
Expiration Date: 24 weeks from date of purchase.
Package Price(($1680 with auto pay Renewal))$1,860.00
Cost Per Lesson$93.00
Private Lesson Policies
A Private Lesson guarantees optimal individual attention from an instructor.
However, you are not guaranteed a private room. Studios are typically shared with other Private Lessons taking place. The music is also shared on an equal basis.
Private Lessons are 55 minutes long, unless otherwise specified, and are by appointment only.
It is recommended that you book your lesson at least one week in advance in order to secure your desired day and time and your chosen instructor.
Every Private Lesson must be paid for in advance.
When you arrive for your Private Lesson, please check-in at the front desk first. We suggest that you arrive early to check in, change your shoes, warm up, etc.
To ensure that the instructor of your choice is available, you may schedule a Standing Lesson.
A Standing Lesson means you will have the same day and time with your instructor every week. This lends to continuity of learning, as well as a simplified schedule. Standing Lessons can only be booked when a student is on a package of five, ten or twenty lessons. If a Standing Lesson is cancelled two or more times within a month, you risk forfeiting your standing day and time.
Please confirm your private lesson booking with the Front Desk Personnel. Teachers very often have many students one after the other and they cannot keep track of their schedule.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all Private Lessons whether you have a Standing Lesson or not.
If it becomes necessary to change or cancel your appointment, we must hear from you at least 24 hours before that lesson in order to avoid charging you for that lesson. Please do not leave voicemail. Talk to us or email at info@SteppingOutStudios.com If you cancel on the day of your lesson; a lesson will be deducted from your Private Lesson Package. If you purchased a single Private Lesson and cancel the day of the booking, that lesson will be charged and you will have to pre-pay for a new lesson. The pricing of Private Lessons is based on one or two students participating. If a lesson has more than two students, it is considered a Semi-Private.
Private Lesson and Semi-Private Lesson Packages have expiration dates
There are no cash refunds. Credit can be issued to your Student Account and used towards other services offered by Stepping Out Studios (Group Classes, Rentals, etc)
Our Program Advisor, Anthony Thomas can help guide you in selecting an instructor best suited to your needs and goals.
Group classes run in four-week (eight-week for INT/AV International Standard)) long, progressive "courses" which are designed to teach steps from a dance syllabus.
Because these courses are progressive, we recommend, especially to beginner students, to only join a course in the first or second week of a cycle. The classes meet once a week, for an hour.
Students rotate partners through the course of an hour-long class
as changing partners ultimately develops better partner dancing skills. Rotating partners also helps provide all students in the class with opportunities to dance, practice what is being taught in the class, and meet new people.
Group Course Prices
We offer now: $10 Off for any of group classes options with AUTOPAY enrollment.
Single, Drop-In Class (1 hour)
1 Course (4 classes - 4 hours)
1 Course for couple (4 classes for 2)
2 Courses (8 classes - 8 hours)
3 Courses (12 classes - 12 hours)
4 Courses (16 classes - 16 hours)
Unlimited Beginner Package
Good for Beginner and All Levels courses ONLY.
Unlimited Argentine Tango Package
Good for Argentine Tango courses ONLY.
Combined Unlimited Package
ALL courses other than special classes such us: Performance Classes, Semi-Privates, Workshops, Salsa Academy, or Bongo Loco.
Workshops are occasional master classes which focus on particular dance elements - technique, partnering skills, particular types of step patterns, musicality, options to add style to a dance, etc. They may be geared for absolute beginners wanting an intensive introduction to partner dance, or toward social dancers looking for new ways to enjoy their dancing, or toward advanced dancers looking for a competitive edge. Stepping Out also offers performance classes for those looking to set goals for their dancing and have a chance to prepare and perform a group piece, a great way to develop closer relationships with your fellow students. Our instructors develop workshops specifically geared toward our student body's interests and skill levels.
Group Class Policies
All Group Classes are 55 minutes long, unless otherwise specified.
Group Classes and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of management.
Please respect your fellow students, and arrive on time for your Group Classes.
If you are late to a Group Class, please avoid stopping the class to have the material explained to you. The instructor may limit your participation so as not to disrupt the class. If you need help, please talk to the instructor after the class or arrange to have private lessons to catch up.
You may only enter or move to a higher level Group Class with an instructor's permission.
Make-ups for Group Classes must be taken before the end of the cycle for which you are registered.
If you are planning an absence that overlaps two cycles, please talk to management before your absence to arrange for makeups. We want you to enjoy yourself and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
A Group Class course may be cancelled or postponed if less than six students are enrolled.
There are no refunds.
Salsa On Two
The Salsa Academy (directed by renowned salsero Nelson Flores, with support from his partner, Veronica Castilla) and Bongo Loco (a New York Salsa enterprise started by Nicholas Messina) focus on New York style Salsa on 2. The Salsa on 2 division takes students from the very beginning to a highly advanced level of Salsa dancing. Please note that class cards are not transferable between the Stepping Out Studios, Salsa Academy and Bongo Loco programs. If you wish to participate in all programs you will need to purchase separate packages. Please note that there is a separate price structure for Salsa on 2 students. Prices are based on a per class basis:
1 Class (drop-in)
4 Class card, good for 4 weeks from date of purchase
8 Class card, good for 8 weeks from date of purchase
In addition, to support all of our Salsa students as well as the NYC Salsa community, Stepping Out Studios regularly runs four Salsa parties a month:
Second Friday of the month, 9:30pm on - EN VIVO
First Saturday of the month, 9:30pm on - TODA La NOCHE
Third Saturday of the month, 9:30pm on - NOCHE DE DESCARGA
Second and Fourth Sunday, 6 pm - 10pm - LA VIEJA GUARDIA SALSA
Credits for Referrals by Current Stepping Out Students
Receive a $20 credit for referring a friend to Stepping Out – your friend gets a $20 credit too! Your friend must be new to Stepping Out Studios and enroll in a group course or private lessons, and you must have been enrolled as a Stepping Out student for the immediately prior month.
High School & College Student Discounts
High School & College students will receive a 25% discount on Group courses and 50% off Friday Night Parties. The discount is limited to those college age and younger, and a valid student ID and school registration for the current semester is required. The discount does not apply to private lessons or single group classes.
Professional Discounts: SAG, AFTRA, Equity
Current SAG, Equity, and AFTRA members with valid ID will receive a 25% discount on Group courses, and 50% off Friday Night Parties. The discount does not apply to private lessons or single group classes. Only one discount may be applied at a time.
Stepping Out offers Annual Memberships, rewarding our most loyal students with special discounts. Members are able to choose from three tiers of membership, each accompanied by their own set of benefits. Savings can be quite substantial! Membership is valid for, and expires in, one year from date of purchase. Membership is for Stepping Out students only.
5% discount on group classes, floor fees (shared practice time), and private studio rentals.
For 1 Year$100.00
12% discount on group classes, floor fees (shared practice time), and private studio rentals Plus: 3% discount on private lessons.
For 1 Year$200.00
20% discount on group classes, floor fees (shared practice time), and private studio rentals Plus: 5% discount on private lessons.
For 1 Year$300.00
The fee for a bounced check is $100.
There are no refunds, but credit can be issued towards group classes, workshops, or private lessons.
Floor Fee Hours
It is a wide know secret that we usually open as early as 7am during weekdays and stay open until 10pm on weekends, way pass our official rental hours. HOwever If you are to schedule your lessons and/ or practice before 10 ma on weekdays or after 6pm on weekends, Please Do Not Assume the studio will be open. Please confirm with out Front Desk Staff.
Monday - Friday
10:00am to 10:30pm.
10:00am - 6:00pm.
11:00am - 6:00pm.
Floor Fee Rates
Discounts available for multiple purchases paid up front, or for new clients as specified in advertised specials. For amateur dancers and pro-am students we offer $99 Monthly (28 days) Practice Card that allows unlimited practice Monday - Friday 10 - 6:30pm. All prime time practice will be charged at regular $20 rate.
Floor Fee Rates
Daytime, Evenings & Weekends.
(per 45 minutes)$15.00
Floor Fee Policies
Please note that floor usage for private lessons or practice partnerships is limited, including Stepping Out privates and floor time reserved by independent teachers.
To avoid being turned away at the front desk, we advise that you reserve your space 24 hours in advance, especially for peak hours (Monday to Friday, 5:30pm to closing and weekends), by clicking here (shall go to Store - Floor Fees). Due to demand, we cannot guarantee private space availability unless you have made a confirmed reservation.
Rates are charged in Half Hour, 45 Minute, And Hour increments. Usage begins the moment you have entered the studio.
Payment is due at the end of each session.
However, payment in advance will often expedite your wait time at the Front Desk. We accept cash, check, or major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), and you can reserve your space and pay for it by clicking here (shall go to Store - Floor Fees).
Music is rotated among teachers on an equal basis
with each song being limited to 2 minutes. Exceptions may be made for showcase or competition preparation. The Grand Ballroom is equipped with an EZ play DJ so that you can cue your songs, but please respect the shared learning environment.
The volume of music played must be kept at an acceptable level.
Please stay in the ballroom/studio assigned for Floor Fees or specifically to you.
If you move to another room, you may be charged for a room rental at a higher rate.
No rosin, powder or water is permitted on studio floors.
Coats and boots should be left in the coatroom.
Please keep all valuables with you - Stepping Out is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
If you need a private space to work on your choreography please book at the Front Desk.
Stepping Out Studios is a dance studio specializing in all forms of partner dance. We have been in business for 27 years, and were voted "Top 2 in the country and #1 in the East." We teach all levels, all styles of partner dance (Latin, Ballroom, Tango, Swing, Country Western, etc.), 7 days a week. We offer introductory lessons, private lessons, group classes, wedding packages, practice sessions, and weekly parties.