Bringing Creativity To Life Through Dance

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is committed to providing dance and enrichment classes to enhance the overall development of students. We provide all of our students the opportunity to explore dance with a qualified, nurturing staff. We pride ourselves on offering our students one-on-one attention and positive reinforcement that is necessary for success. Our classes are designed to give dancers a chance to experience dance in a fun and loving atmosphere, among their friends.

Classes are taught by highly-trained instructors in a fun and encouraging environment. We will make sure every participant is able to be the best they can be. Students learn the fundamentals of dance, how to control their body movements and have a greater awareness of rhythms and music.

We offer dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether you or your little dancer is a beginner or a pro, you can learn it all. Come smile, bounce, jump and dance your way through instruction and a choreographed dance routine.

Classes include: Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Jazz Funk Fusion, and Parent and Child Dance

Program Information:

2020 Winter/Spring Session: January 13 – April 11

• Location(s): Central YMCA and Cooper Street YMCA
• Ages: 3-8
• Member Priority Registration Begins: November 1
• Non-Member Registration Begins: November 8
• Registration Ends: January 3
• Session Begins: 
January 13
• Recital Date: 
April 11
• Cost:
$109 for Members, $169 for Non-Members (13-Week Session)
What do you get: Registration includes costume and recital fee




For more information on Enrichment classes, please contact:

Jessica Puebla, Director of Child Watch and Enrichment


About our Instructors

Erica has been a Step By Step student since she was two years old. She loves ballet and lyrical and has competed at local and national dance competitions. Erica is a graduate of UT Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in English. While at UTA, Erica was a member of the Dance Ensemble and Mavericks Dance Team. Erica recently graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. As the Director of Step By Step Dance Studio’s Junior Company, Performance Team, as well as the Genesis and Revelation and Praise Dancers, Erica gives young girls the opportunity to share their love of dance throughout the metroplex.


Carolyn Thompson is from Killeen, Texas. She graduated from Killeen High School and was a member of the Kangarettes where she served as captain her senior year. In May 2018, she graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Carolyn has danced competitively for 10 years and was a four-year member of the UT Arlington Pom Squad. In August, she made the 2018-2019 Texas Legends Dance Team and accepted a position as the assistant coach of the Pom Squad at UT Arlington. As an instructor at Step By Step Dance Studio, Carolyn teaches hip hop and adult dance classes. She is excited to be back teaching for the YMCA with Step By Step.

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