Step by Step (Dance)

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Move to music in weekly, hour-long classes. Learn the basics of dance, develop social skills, use your imagination, and express yourself with movement. Two sections of the class are available—one for students with autism and one for students with Down syndrome.

These classes meet in our studio theater building at 31 Hemenway Street, Boston.

Autism Spectrum Program

Ages: 8–14. 

When: Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters (this program is on hold for spring 2021 due to COVID-19).

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Tuition: $150 per semester; 10 sessions (first session is free) per semester. 

Registration is currently closed.

Down Syndrome Program

Ages: Late teens–early 20s.

When: Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters. Fall 2021 dates: September 25–December 4 (no class on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27).

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Tuition: $150 per semester; 10 sessions (first session is free) per semester.

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Additional Information

  • No previous dance experience is necessary.
  • Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes, and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.
  • Please note that financial aid is not yet available for Step by Step.

COVID-19 Protocols for the Fall 2021 Semester

The following policies and procedures must be followed:

  • Students must be fully vaccinated.
  • Proof of vaccination (a scan or photo of the vaccination card) must be on file with the Dance Division (Margaret Falcone) 72 hours before the semester begins. Please email them to mfalcone2@berklee.edu. We cannot accept proof of vaccination at the door.
  • Only one person other than the student is allowed on campus with the student. That person must be fully vaccinated, and proof of vaccination  (a scan or photo of the vaccination card) must be on file with the Dance Division before the semester begins. 
  • All individuals must be masked at all times when in the buildings.