WHO WE ARE

Step-By-Step Dance Studio has been located in the Newton/Waltham area for 22 years and offers a variety of dance styles to over 200 students of all ages. I feel very strongly that the winter season is a time for giving to those less fortunate than ourselves and for helping people in need.  I am especially proud that my students share my feelings and they are dance their winter season to make a difference in the lives of fragile children and families.  My dancers and teachers have volunteered many hours of their time performing at assisted living centers and nursing homes in the area.  We have also put on a fabulous Benefit Shows for the past 10 years to raise several thousands of dollars for local charities or families in need.  Please visit the charities we have supported over the years.

  • http://www.christmasinthecity.org   Each year Christmas in the City brings holiday magic to thousands of Boston-area kids and their families- kids and families who’ve been experiencing uncertainty of homelessness and the stress of poverty. Our annual party for those living in homeless shelters is a spectacular, go all out holiday event that many kids share is the best day of their lives.  We also “play Santa” to thousands of other children who live in poverty, and provide assistance throughout the year to help families successfully transition from homelessness to independent living.
  •  www.autismalliance.org                                                                                                     Helping families in our local area with children on the Autism Spectrum
  • andrewshelpfulhands.com
    Andrew’s Helpful Hands Foundation is helping families going through Bone Marrow Transplant.
  • bmc.org
    Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services from primary to family medicine advanced specialty care.
  • cradlestocrayons.org
    Cradles to Crayons provides, free of charge, low-income and homeless children from birth to pre-teen the basic essentials they need to be safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. They also set a foundation for lasting change through the meaningful, tangible volunteer opportunities we provide to thousands of youth and adults each year.
  • melissamatthew.com
    Matthew & Melissa Bastianelli, twins, were born in 1995 with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic disorders imparing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life. Help make an immediate and lasting difference in the lives of Matthew and Melissa.
  • savethechildren.org
    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, their work takes them into the heart of communities, where they help children and families help themselves.
  • sthstrokefoundation.org
    Information and fundraising regarding Steven Hill’s stroke and recovery.
  • www.dreasdream.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Andréa Rizzo Foundation will raise funds to help children with cancer and special needs, fostering Andréa’s dreams of providing dance therapy to children with cancer and special education needs.

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