I opened for business as STEPS Dance Academy in 2002 with a little money and a lot of big plans. Mandy Mangum of Deer Park had been involved with dance for over 20 years as a student, performer and teacher.
Many late nights were spent trying to deciding how we would differentiate ourselves from the many studios in the Houston area. I knew that servicing our clients and students should be our number one priority. I found a space right next to Shipley's (yes...we gained a few pounds because of this) and began sinking every penny we had into providing a valuable service to the community and a business that we could feel proud of.
I have been through many changes and ups & downs as the owner & creator of STEPS. From S.T.E.P.S. Dance Academy to STEPS Performing Arts Center. From the Company from S.T.E.P.S. to No Boundaries Dance Company. From the old school pink ballet shoe & lyre to our new contemporary, weight share logo. From several spread out, renovated leases spaces to our very own brand new, all included, state of the art building.
It has definitely been a strange and wonderful ride. Our goal is to continue to improve our services and facility to better serve our clients.
I truly have a great group of students and parents at the studio. I hope that message has been made clear to them and will continue to be clear. We are in the people business, after all, and we love every minute of it.