A Step Above Dance & Music Academy

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy provides students of all ages and backgrounds with a positive arts education while helping them achieve their personal goals in the areas of dance instruction and music lessons.

We strive to provide excellent technique, self discipline and an appreciation for and love of dance and music through positive reinforcement in a non-competitive, professional atmosphere. We are located in Monona, in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

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Positive Learning Environment

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.

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.
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