Steps Ahead Dance Studio


Bringing the Professional Edge to James Island

Steps Ahead Dance, located at 1175 Folly Road, is James Island's newest dance studio. Studio owner Heather Merritt draws on her ten years of professional dance experience, her BFA in ballet performance and teaching, and her extensive industry connections to provide her students with the best possible dance training as well as unique access to dance scholarships and professional dance opportunities.

The nurturing environment for which Steps ahead is known allows dancers to learn in an encouraging and non-competitive setting. Classes are small, allowing for personalized and rigorous instruction, eliciting the best from each dancer. Whether a student aspires to a professional dance career or is dancing for exercise or the love of dance, Steps Ahead is the studio where he or  she, regardless of age or experience level, will feel comfortable and will grow as a dancer.

Classes offered in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Adult Tap, and Hip Hop.

Steps Ahead Dance Studio teaches ages 2+ years through adult, with classes at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Private lessons available.

 Join us and continue your dance education, or learn something new. It's never too late to learn to dance!