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About Us

Step by Step strives to teach proper dance technique in a warm and nurturing environment. Step by Step will emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle that students can carry through adulthood. The goal of Step by Step is to teach an appreciation for the arts and fitness.

Step by Step Dance & Fitness is a mobile program teaching Dance, Gymnastics, Cheer and Fitness Classes throughout Indianapolis, Indiana.

Step by Step encourages community service projects. Our children are our future and we strive to teach them more than movement, dance and fitness. Step by Step staff members will model integrity, safety, and excellence in all endeavors, in and outside the classroom.


About Emily L. Cohen, Director

Emily is a graduate from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Elementary Education. She holds a certificate in Montessori Education and is a certified kindergarten through elementary teacher.

Emily was born and raised in Patchogue, NY. She began her dance training at the age of twelve and quickly progressed through her studies. Being a native New Yorker, Emily studied in New York City in programs including Steps, Broadway Dance Center, Phil Black Dance, and Martha Graham. She was a recipient of scholarships at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Nikoli Lewis Dance Center and the Perry Dance Center.

Emily's professional career began with Ballet Long Island, where she performed in famous ballets such as, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Her performances have also included the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII halftime show as a featured dancer, as well as working professionally with Mia Michaels (So You Say You Can Dance).

In July 2008, Emily and her family made the very difficult decision to leave Richmond, Virginia after ten wonderful years and relocate "back" to Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the global headquarters for Eli Lilly and Company Pharmaceuticals and has been Steve's employer since 1990.