Step By Step School of Ballroom Dance

At Step by Step School of Ballroom Dance, your dream of learning to dance with a partner will come true.

Through the encouraging and inspiring teaching style, you will expand your knowledge by learning easy and fun step patterns, which are slowly and clearly explained. As you progress, your step execution will be enhanced by styling and technique tips. In addition, you will experience the joy of dancing as you express your creativity, connect and move in harmony with your dance partner, and become more graceful and confident in your dancing. You will experience greater confidence in any social setting as you put others at ease by your partnering skill.

Certified dance instructor: Kathy Babcock

For more information visit the Step by Step School of Ballroom Dance website or call 530.244.0663.

Schedule for September 2018 – May 2019

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pTuesday, 6:30-7:30p
Sep 4, 11, 18, 25WaltzEastCoast Swing*
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30FoxtrotNight Club 2-Step
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27RumbaSalsa
Dec 4, 11, 18Night Club 2-StepEastCoast Swing*
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29EastCoast Swing*Foxtrot
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26SalsaRumba
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26FoxtrotWaltz
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30WaltzNight Club 2-Step
May 7, 14, 21, 28EastCoast Swing*Salsa

* EastCoast Swing is single-time rhythm. Intermediate level is triple-time rhythm.

Payment due at beginning of each new dance style.COST
Payment per single class:$15
Cost per person per month (4 lessons)$40
Student Rate per 4 lessons:$32

All classes are Beginning Level. Intermediate patterns will be given to those students who have reached a level of proficiency and are ready for more. Please talk to instructor.

East Coast Swing: Beginning Level is single-time; Intermediate Level is triple-time.
Private lessons ($60/hr) are also available to further improve your ability. Schedule with instructor.



Group Lessons

$40 per person / per month (4-Lessons)


$32 per person / per month

Private Lessons

$60 per hour



Any comfortable clothing that doesn’t bind or restrict movement can be worn.


Shoes specifically designed for dancing are, of course, the best choice for both comfort and maneuverability.  However, any leather-soled shoes (pumps, loafers, wingtips, etc.) will also suffice.  Shoes to avoid are tennis shoes (which tend to grab the floor and cause ankle and knee injuries) and “flip-flops” (which are not controllable).

CALL 530.244.0663 for More Information

A Step Ahead Dance Studio

In November 1999, with the help of friends, A Step Ahead Dance Studio began offering dance classes at Old City Hall in Redding, California.

The classes cater to those who seek beginning level classes. Our classes are progressive—we start with the most simple beginning patterns and add new patterns each week. Within these classes, we give small amounts of technique in order for our students to add style and grace to their dancing.

Dance instructors: Faith & Ron Lane

For more information visit A Step Ahead Dance Studio website, or call: 530.949.6620

MON. NIGHTS – CLUB DANCES – OCT. 3, 10, & 24


LEVEL I –  E.C. SWING I -5:45 PM – 6:50 PM

LEVEL II – ARGEN. TANGO II – 6:50 PM – 7:55 PM

WED. NIGHTS – BALLROOM DANCES – OCT. 3, 10. 24, & 31


LEVEL I – RHUMBA I – 5:45 PM – 6:50 PM

LEVEL II – WALTZ II – 6:50 PM – 7:55 PM