A Step Above Dance & Music Academy opened in 1988 as an option for dancers and their parents who prefer dance training based in positive reinforcement and concern for the self-esteem and self-image of the young dancer.

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A Step Above Dance & Music Academy provides its students with self-confidence and feelings of accomplishment through excellent training in all areas of dance and music.  Director Tamra Bisbee McKittrick teaches with a faculty of highly-trained and caring teachers who are looking forward to helping you and your child develop a lifelong respect and appreciation for the performing arts. We are sure your experience with us will be positive, enjoyable, and challenging. 


Our state-of-the-art facility includes

  • A dance program offering excellent dance technique and instruction in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater.
  • A professional learning environment.
  • A family-friendly waiting area.
  • Five separate dance classrooms, each with portable barres and full-wall mirrors.  All rooms have sprung Marley-covered floors.
  • Observation windows into each classroom as well as TV monitors in our waiting area.
  • Large, separate dressing areas for boys and girls.
  • Age-appropriate student-to-teacher ratio.  Our smaller class sizes assure safety and allow personal attention to each student.
  • Flexible scheduling with classes during days, evenings, and Saturday mornings.
  • Numerous performance opportunities which are available to all students.
  • A special events calendar that includes attendance at regional dance conventions, Winter Ball, master classes, and special workshops and camps.
  • Daytime and evening office staff to provide assistance and to answer all of your questions.