Step by Step! Dance Class


Boston Conservatory at Berklee is expanding its offerings for children with special needs. This spring, Step by Step will continue its dance program for children on the autism spectrum, while also adding a session for children with Down syndrome.

Step by Step teaches the basics of dance while incorporating social skills and the use of imagination and personal expression. Children dance to live music in a relaxed, fun environment and receive personalized attention from specially trained faculty. Parents or caretakers may stay during class time.

Step by Step Program Information

Age Range



Kimberly Haack


Maggy Gorrill

Gianni Di Marco


Down Syndrome Session:

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m., Fall dates TBD (7 sessions total)**

Autism Session:

Saturdays 10:00-11:00 a.m., Fall dates TBD (7 sessions total)**


$120 per student for six sessions—**the first session is free so that you can determine if this is the right fit for your child

Skill Level

No previous dance experience necessary


Boston Conservatory, 31 Hemenway Street


Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.

What Step by Step! Provides

Dance skills:

  • Posture
  • Coordination
  • Spatial awareness
  • Sequences and patterns
  • Musicality and rhythm
  • Music appreciation
  • Live music

Life skills:

  • Social interaction (listening, following directions, eye contact, taking turns, team work)
  • Verbal skills
  • Use of imagination and personal expression


Registration for Step by Step! Dance Class is currently closed. For questions, please contact Kim Haack at


Contact program director, Kimberly Haack.

*If your child is not in the age range but you feel Step by Step is the right fit, please contact Kimberly Haack for approval before registering.