About Us

 Lauren Ben Yaaqov, Owner of Steps School of DanceLauren Ben Yaaqov

STEPS School of Dance and Performing Arts is proud to celebrating its 30th year providing quality Dance Education in Pinellas County. Founded in 1987 by Maureen Gibson and her husband Scott, STEPS is an established and well respected Dance Institution that has turned out many professional dancers, dance teachers and dance lovers.

Lauren Ben Yaaqov, a former STEPS student now serves as its owner and Artistic Director. She is excited to bring her talent and experience to a new generation of aspiring dancers.

Our Mission

Our Mission at STEPS School of Dance is to provide high quality dance education to students of all ages and abilities.  STEPS believes in building a solid foundation in dance technique while also fostering a love for dance and the arts.


A talented and experienced faculty is STEPS resource. The teachers broad range of dance education produces some of the best teaching and motivational skills for the students in the county. The staff is comprised of individuals who support STEPS and its students love and fun for dance.

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2017-18 Hours:

    Monday 2:00-8:30 pm
    Tuesday 2:00- 8:30 pm
    Wednesday 2:00-8:30 pm
    Thursday 2:00-8:30 pm
    Friday 2:00- 6:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 to 12:30 Office hours