A Step in Time Kills at Star Systems Competition

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The Star Systems National Talent Competition is a dance competition, that we have competed in for years. The regional competition we participated in happened from February 28 to March 3 and we had amazing results! Our Seniors won Elite High Gold and High Gold honors, and our Teens and Juniors both won High Gold and Gold honors.

That being said, congratulations to our honored dancers: Makena Cavarozzi, Taylor Magon, Mia Mormino, Erin Lamothe, Amanda Cohen, Hannah Caplan, Kortney Jennings, Ava Izadi, Amanda Evans, Mia Brookenthal, Keira Kleinfinger, Asia Umali, Camryn Chambers and Rachel Luner.


As some of you may know, we are extremely dedicated with providing you the best possible dance experience. At A Step in Time, we offer a well rounded dance education for all ages with a mix of combination classes as well as graded levels of jazz, tap and ballet. Located in Calabasas, our dance studio has trained students who have been accepted to major programs like the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, as well as the Julliard School.Our students have also performed at some of the most amazing venues and events. The list includes The Sydney Olympics, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disneyland and many others.

To see more of the work our students have presented, you can visit our website http://www.astepintimedance.com. There you can also find our schedule as well as our tuition rates. We also thought you guys might want to check out our girls’ Rockettes pre-show performance! Let us know what you guys think!

Who woulda thunk?!

Things we do every single day…

Everyone has their own little habits, quirks, pet peeves, etc… But sometimes you just do things because you are taught once by someone and that’s the only thing you know. Welllllll…. for every time you’ve eaten at a restaurant and had some ketchup in a paper cup, you were wrong. Take 30 seconds to watch this video that is not only going to change your view on condiments, it’s going to blow your mind!


So next time you go to a hamburger and french fries joint, make sure to utilize the ketchup cup the correct way! Don’t make the mistake that so many do. Be ahead of the game and show your friends just how cool you are! Something that they like to calls “ketchup ignorance.” Who knew there was such a thing… We sure didn’t!

Starbucks.. Pay it forward.

We all know Starbucks is the biggest and baddest coffee shop in the world, but why is that they are so successful? Not just because they can make a mean pumpkin spice soy extra hot latte, but because they are run by people with some common sense and honorable intentions! And of course, there is no coincidence that it comes during the time of the government shut down….


In case you haven’t heard about it yet, they are currently running a special this week based around “paying it forward.” CEO and president of Starbucks Howard Schultz decided to encourage lawmakers to come together during uncertain by offering free coffee to customers.
In “this seemingly unending cycle of dysfunction and doubt,” Schultz announced that Starbucks’ customers could buy “someone else their favorite beverage” and get a free tall brewed coffee in return from Wednesday through Friday of this week.
This sense of paying it forward allows people to find a little bit of comfort in these uncertain times. A nice little boost of confidence in humanity and common decency.
Paying it forward for is a little something that an individual can do to make someones day, but in the end, it makes your day too. How about taking this Starbucks paying it forward mentally and implement it into your day. May just change how you feel about the little things…


Why We Love to Dance.. Acrobatics

ImageAt “A Step in Time” Dance, one of the most popular classes is Acrobatics! Students are introduced to the basics of acrobatics, including, but not limited to: cartwheels, back bends, limbers, hand stands, and head stands. Stretching and basic drills build technique, strength, and flexibility. It’s a great way for the your ladies to incorporate gymnastics into dance. Many of the girls consider this as one of their favorite classes. Acrobatics is rare to find in dance studios, making A Step in Time “A Step Ahead” of other local dance studios!

How Dancing Betters your Child’s Daily Life…

In today’s crazy lifestyle of the average American family, children are pulled in many directions and under a great deal of pressure. As dancers, we like to help promote a sense of routine, physical and mental health along with fun! At A Step in Time dance, we make sure our dancers are benefiting from their time in dance class. According to a study at Stanford University, “A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.” Although we aren’t worried about our students having dementia, we know that this is a foundation that starts at a young age to build structure, passion and an overall healthy lifestyle. The best part about our day is watching the girls smiling at the end of class knowing they had fun and feel good about themselves. If they aren’t signed up already, make sure to check out the Fall Schedule! http://www.astepintimedance.com/schedule/fall

Featured Dance Instructor Jenny Mullaney

Jennifer was fortunate enough to meet the love of her life very early when she started dancing at 4 in San Diego. She trained in hip hop, tap, ballet, jazz, and lyrical. As a teen she started competing, winning top honors at regional and national competitions. She was also involved as a choreographer for her high school dance program. She went on to UC Berkeley while dancing for Culture Shock Oakland and furthering her modern and contemporary repertoire through the UC Berkeley dance department and local studios. Happy to return to southern california and pursue a commercial dance career as well as acting, Jennifer trains with top teachers in the industry at EDGE PAC. She feels honored to have had the opportunity to work with AKON, Emminem, Unwritten Law, and Nikkole. Her most recent role is a “bikini assassin” the film Samurai Avenger. She is thrilled to be teaching at A Step in Time and hopes her own passion for dance inspires her students to keep dancing towards their dreams. Get more information on Jenny at A Step In Time School of Dance

Sundance Selects Goes ‘Dancing in Jaffa’

Gotham-based distributor Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights to “Dancing in Jaffa,” the doc that bowed earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

An exact release strategy has not yet been locked for Hilla Medalia’s film about a ballroom dancer who teaches classroom dancing to a diverse mix of kids across five different schools in Jaffa, Israel. Sundance Selects, which is owned and operated by AMC Networks along with sister distribs IFC Films and IFC Midnight, has previously had good luck with past terp docs “Pina,” about the work of choreographer Pina Bausch, and ballet-centric “First Position.”

Diane Nabatoff, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert and Medalia produced “Dancing in Jaffa” with co-producer Keshet Broadcasting and a team of exec producers that included Morgan Spurlock, La Toya Jackson and Nigel Lythgoe, among others. Distribution deal was pacted by Sundance Selects’ Jeff Deutchman with Preferred Content and UTA Independent Film Group.

After its world preem at Tribeca, the film went on to play the Sydney Film Festival earlier this month.

“Dancing in Jaffa” joins a Sundance Selects lineup that includes fest-circuit buzzmagnets including Alexandre Moors’  ”Blue Caprice,” Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color,” Roman Polanski’s “Venus in Fur” and Francois Ozon’s  ”Young and Beautiful.”

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A Step in Time Dance Flash Mob a Success.

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Calabasas Commons Flash Mob a Success!

 The girls from A Step in Time School of Dance bring the heat during their flash mob.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in May, groups of unsuspecting people eating lunch on the patios of restaurants were in the middle of a flash mob. It all went down at The Commons of Calabasas during the lunch time hours where families congregate to enjoy a bite in the sun. On that Saturday, families were treated with a surprise flash mob from the A Step In Time Dance team.

Dawn Smith-Theodore, the founder of A Step in Time School of Dance said, “The reaction from the bystanders was great, everyone was smiling and that made me love my job even more.” Larry Ellis, who was having lunch with his wife and young child said, “I didn’t know what was going on at first, but as more and more girls started dancing in sync, it was quite wonderful and caught me off guard. The girls did a great job with the dance routine.”

A Step in Time School of Dance students wanted a way to display their talents as a prominent dance school and decided to comprise a flash mob for their local neighbors. A Step In Time School of Dance is located in Calabasas, CA and is dedicated to providing a well-rounded education in all areas of dance for all ages. They offer combination classes for beginners to expose them to the different forms of dance. In addition to combination classes, they offer graded levels of tap, jazz, and ballet. They train students in the American Ballet Theatre Curriculum.

A Step in Time School of Dance is on Twitter @ASITDanceStudio and Facebook at Facebook.com/AStepInTimeSchoolofDanceStudio. The Flash Mob video can be found on Youtube.com/AStepInTimeStudio. For more information please visit, http://www.AStepInTimeDance.com or call (818) 880-8152.