Dance Academy


Taylor Family YMCA
50 N. McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123


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Who We Are

The Goal of STEPS Dance Academy is to run a professional studio with Academy training, at an affordable price. We believe it is important to demonstrate and teach our students modesty, respect, to persevere, and encourage each other while learning and growing as a dancer, tumbler, and performer.


Is to instill in your child a love for the art of dance, while building self-esteem, strong work ethics, and commitments, as they strive for excellence using the gifts they have been given. We value the importance of appropriate costume and song choices that we use when instructing your dancer.


We provide opportunities for our Company dancers to be a part of performing and giving to the community we live in. SDA teaches & incorporates the YMCA Core Values of *CARING *HONESTY * RESPECT *RESPONSIBILITY


The best compliment you can give is a recommendation! When a new student registers for any class at SDA, by your recommendation, you receive a 15% off coupon for your next month Academy class registration. Just email, with the information of the child who joined the Academy per your recommendation! – We highly recommend that students start classes in the fall, and not wait until the recital season. It is difficult for the students who arrive in the spring to keep up with the students who have been in class since September. They miss a lot of training in technique and fundamentals. They will not progress as quickly as other students who study from fall-spring. – We highly recommend that students take a ballet class in conjunction with any dance or tumbling class.


Open registration through January with Synergy Dance Company
Ages 5+, all dance levels!
Take dance to the next level and join a performance team!
Synergy Mission

Need To Register? Need Dancewear?

Purchase Dancewear for less through STEPS!

Try on and purchase leotards, shoes, tights, skirts, shorts, sweaters, and bun wraps.
STEPS Dance Academy Dancewear

Forms & Schedules

2020 February Schedule
Weather Cancellation procedure
Medical alert inhaler-epi
Medical alert child specific
Taylor YMCA Waiver

Dress Code

Dress Code 2018
SDA Dancewear store
Dancers etiquette

More Information

Recital Information