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Step by Step Dance Program

The Step by Step Dance Program is for students ages 5 and up who are interested in learning and exploring hip-hop style of dance. Classes are designed for beginner students to learn a curriculum of basic hip-hop dance steps and creative movement routines accompanied with upbeat music in a high energy, fun, and inclusive atmosphere.  Students will enhance their coordination, social skills, balance, memory, and general well-being.  

Dance classes for fall 2021 are held on Mondays at the University of Scranton. Classes begin Monday, September 13th and continue for 12 weeks. The last day of class is Monday, November 29th. The fall 2021 dance recital is TBD in early December. Students enrolled in this program will attend dance class for 30 minutes each week. Each class begins and ends with a stretching routine and consists of a combination of hip-hop routines. Students will be assigned a specific time for class based on their age.  


The following class times and age groups include:  

  •  4:00pm – 4:30pm: ages 5 – 8 
  •  4:30pm – 5:00pm: ages 9 - 12 
  •  5:00pm – 5:30pm: ages 13 - 15 
  •  5:30pm – 6:00pm: ages 16 – up 


*Please note, depending on the total number of students enrolled, age groups per class times may be reassigned. All students will be notified of their designated class time by Friday, September 3rd. All classes plan to be conducted in-person at the University of Scranton and masks are required during class. However, classes may need to be facilitated via Zoom due to ever changing circumstances of the pandemic. Both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the university will assist with dance classes as needed. 


About our instructor

Dr. Tiffany M. Bordonada, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Scranton will conduct the dance classes and choreograph the routines. Tiffany began dancing at the age of 5. Throughout her childhood, she studied various styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and modern at Cathy Pecora’s School of Dance in Sutton, WV and the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts in Williamsburg, VA. During college, she was a member of the dance team at Fairmont State University and has served as the dance coach for Robert C. Byrd High School in Bridgeport, WV and Lewis County High School in Weston, WV.