Forty Steps Dance welcomes back previous dancers for 25th Anniversary Concert

A note from our Artistic Director to all previous members of Forty Steps Dance:

This is a milestone year for all of us who have been part of Forty Steps Dance! I invite you to come celebrate our 25th season to watch and/or dance/perform with us in some way this March! Our annual performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Nahant Town Hall. Please plan to come as our guest, or better yet join in the evening performance with us. You can easily participate in the finale that will include all of the Forty Steps Dancers I can gather!

If you are able to save the date, we would love for you to participate.

I am SO excited and hope to connect with many of you once again! Thank you for your contribution in getting us to our 25th Season!


Sallee Slagle
Artistic Director, Forty Steps Dance

If you are interested, please contact Sallee at Also, if you would like to stay in touch, fill out our contact form.

Photos from 2017 12 Dancers Dancing

“Images,” performed at 12 Dancers Dancing, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 2017. Photos: Katrina Hill

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Forty Steps Dance presents 25th Anniversary Season!

We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary season with many great performances coming up in Fall 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018. Below is a taste of what’s to come, Save the dates and check back soon for details!

Dec. 4, 2017, 6-9 pm
Fall Fundraiser Night
At TIDES Restaurant, Nahant, MA

Dec. 9, 2017 at 8 pm, Dec. 10 at 7 pm
Performance at 12 Dancers Dancing, A Christmas in Cambridge
At The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA

March 24, 2018 at 8 pm
Annual Spring Performance
At Nahant Town Hall, Nahant, MA

June 30, 2018
Fundraiser at Nahant Golf Club & Restaurant

More performances to come in Summer 2018

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Call for Dancers

“Spirits,” Annual Spring Concert, April 2016. Photo: Robert Castagna

Forty Steps Dance modern dance company is looking for male and female dancers with strong dance background, or strong desire to learn. Summer and fall concerts scheduled.

Rehearsals are Saturdays in Nahant.

(Transportation coordination help available.)

Call or email Sallee to schedule audition:

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Board of Directors

Forty Steps Dance Board


Sallee Slagle, Artistic Director

Jeannie Buckley
Ron Buckley
Rebecca Ingalls
Peggy McHugh
Lynn McKnight
Erin Pelikhov
Christina Pescatore
Emma Stratton Bray

Photos from Windhover’s 2017 Diner En Coleur

Forty Steps Dance performed as a part of Windhover Center for Performing Arts’ annual fundraiser, “Diner en Coleur,” Sept. 10, 2017 in Rockport, MA.

Photos from 2017 performance at Red Rock Park

Forty Steps Dance performed at Red Rock Park in Lynn, MA on July 29, 2017.



Photos from 2017 Annual Spring Concert

Annual Spring Concert, March 25, 2017 at Nahant Town Hall.
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Chelsea Zawadzki, Assistant Director

Chelsea Zawadzki grew up in Bangor, ME, where she trained at the School of the Robinson Ballet and danced with the Robinson Ballet Company for eight years, performing throughout Maine and New Hampshire in their annual “Nutcracker” and Spring Concerts. Chelsea received her B.A. in dance at Dean College in 2012, where she graduated with the Trustees’ Prize for the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. At Dean, she was a member of the Dean College Dance Company and performed in faculty and student productions. Chelsea began dancing professionally in 2011 with the Adagio Big Band, a jazz band based in Lowell, MA performing at dinner theaters, sporting events, and the annual Merrimack Valley Jazz Festival. December 2012 and 2013 she performed in Tony Williams’ production of the Urban Nutcracker in Boston. When Chelsea isn’t dancing, she can be found at Center for the Performing Arts in North Andover where she teaches dance and is Studio Manager. Chelsea joined Forty Steps Dance in 2013.