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Step By StepEstablished 1996

A unique, inclusive community space dedicated to arts and movement.

Evolving Through Dance & Movement

Step By Step was founded in 1996 by Pamela Caira who dreamt of opening a dance studio where children could learn the art of dance in a safe and creative manner. Step By Step offers recreational, competitive, and private dance instruction for children and adults. We offer a wide variety of dance instruction in Toddler programs, Pre-school classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Latin, Salsa, and Theatre classes (including performance and musical theatre). In addition to dance classes in various styles, our program has expanded to include group packages for Quinceanera dance, Group Wedding dances, kids parties and more! Our qualified staff is available with customizable packages for students looking for competitive dance opportunities.

Step By Step provides every student with a dance education that builds their character and inspires them to achieve their personal goals. The studio has a family feel that creates a supportive environment in which students can grow. Our goal is to make children and families feel welcome and included in our community from the moment they step into our studio. We go beyond a traditional dance school to build a support system, a team, and a family. We pride ourselves on creating a positive experience for everyone who walks in our studio.

Pamela Caira and the whole SBS Team

Explore Our Classes

Step By Step offers a wide variety of dance & expressive arts classes for every age, skill level, and interest.

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities available for a variety of ages and dance experience

Common Questions

Not sure where to begin? Check out these answers to the most common questions from new families.

Adult Dance Classes

We welcome dancers of all ages for recreational and competitive programs

So Much Love

“Step By Step Dance Studio holds the most precious memories of mine from Waltham. Not only did this studio allow me to do what I love almost every day, but it also gave me a connection with a group of girls that will never fade. It is not just about technique, but more focused on expressing yourself through your dance moves. For me, walking into this studio meant it was time to reconnect with my friends and feel out every emotion that was bottled up inside.”

-Reilly, SBS Dancer, 2018

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Step By Step is a community that seeks to inspire the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children and adults through dance, music, play, and arts-based programs.


Artistic Director


Pamela Caira founded Step By Step, Inc. in 1996 with a desire to share the unique ability dance has to awaken the mind, body, and soul. Her early dance training began with Susan Wright in Watertown, MA. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree from Dean Junior College in dance, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, with academic recognition as a Magna Cum Laude. In 2022, she completed her postgraduate education earning her master’s degree as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Dance Therapist. In addition to being the Artistic Director and Producer of Step By Step, Inc. performances, Pamela continues to engage in the classroom teaching and mentoring her students and staff. She is an active participant in the local community serving as an advocate for many grassroots organizations. In 2003, she directed and produced the studio’s first Winter Benefit Gala. Over a decade later, her fundraising success has helped many worthy causes. She is extremely passionate about her philanthropic work and is currently volunteering and supporting causes that foster personal growth and transformation in burn survivor recovery. Her goal is to expand Step By Step, promoting all forms of art and cultural dance styles to bring more awareness and support overall wellness in her community.

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85 River Street
Waltham, MA 02453
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