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‘Artfulness’ – An Evening of Inspiring Dance

Forty Steps Dance is performing in Saving Grace Dance Ensemble’s “Artfulness” concert.

With a passion to collaborate and share the stage with other dance companies, Robyn Goulette, Artistic Director of Saving Grace Dance Ensemble creates a strong program that is diverse and exciting, with something for everyone!  

The program includes professional and pre-professional dance companies from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and guest artists originally based in New York City.

Saving Grace Dance Ensemble’s mission is to present spiritually uplifting performing arts events and opportunities for dancers to be part of something special, keeping art alive and dancers dancing!  

Performances are outdoors at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite St, Rockport, MA.

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Rescheduled: 2020 Annual Spring Concert

Annual Spring Concert now September 19 at Bailey’s Hill!

2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
at Baileys Hill, Nahant, MA

UPDATE- 2pm show is sold out! Only a few places left for 5pm…

Check it out! We have an online program only. Here is our program link.

FINALLY, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 27th Season Spring Concert has been rescheduled to September 19.

With guest artists violinist Katharina Radlberger and dancer Jake Corcoran.

Nahant’s very own modern dance company will perform two shows: 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm! Everyone is welcome! Families and individuals, couples. Reservations, masks and social distancing required. Seating will be limited. Bring your chair or blanket. Only family groups of 6 or less.

Advance reservations required – Reserve online below. For more information, email

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Suggested Donations:

Regular Tickets: $20 per person
VIP Tickets: $35 per person
Family Tickets:  $45 per family (up to 6 people)
Senior/Student/BDA Tickets: $12 per person

Reservations Below! Select suggested ticket price or simply RSVP at the bottom of this page AND enter your own donation amount here.

Performance supported in part by a grant from the Nahant Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, and in part by the Nahant Preservation Trust.

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Forty Steps Dance Residency at MCC

Forty Steps Dance will provide a workshop and a performance at Middlesex Community College. February 28-29, 2020, with a musical guest.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
Free and open to the public with RSVP,
for ages 14 and up. All levels of
experience welcome!

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
@ 7:30 PM
Public Performance at
Academic Arts Center
240 Central Street
Lowell, MA
$10 General Admission
$5 Seniors/Non MCC Students
MCC Students: Free with RSVP

or visit the front desk at Academic Arts Center.

Download Flyer (right click)

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Company Audition 2

Forty Steps Dance, a modern dance company based in Nahant, MA, is holding auditions for its 2019-2020 season on the following date:

Saturday, September 14, at 10 am

at Nahant Community Center, 2nd Floor Serenity Room
41 Valley Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Rehearsals are Saturdays in Nahant. Upcoming performances in November, December, March and summer dates TBD.

Questions? Email or call 781-599-1476.

Please RSVP by emailing Sallee at the address above.

If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make one of these times, please contact Sallee to reschedule.

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Third Life Choreographer Series

Third Life Choreographer Series

Friday, June 14th at 8:00pm

At Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq., Somerville, MA

Featuring work by Allison Knuth, Boston Community Dance Project, Paul Kafka Gibbons & Samantha Wilson, Slow Motion Dancers, Perla Joy Furr, Forty Steps Dance Company, Nozama Dance Collective and Kelley Donovan.

$15 General Admission, advance tickets online only! $20 at the door
$25 VIP Tickets, FREE Gift and front row seats!
$12 for Student/Seniors
Free parking across the street at Citizens Bank

Call (617) 388-3247 or email for info.

Third Life Choreographer Series

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Performance at Salem Arts Festival 2019

Salem Arts Festival

Saturday, June 8 at 2:30 pm


Derby Square, Old Town Hall, Artists’ Row – Salem MA.

Forty Steps Dance will be performing at the Salem Arts Festival 11-year celebration! For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Looking towards its 11th year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more!

More information:

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40 Steps Creative Dance Workshop

ArtWeekWhat are the 40 Steps that make up the choreography of Forty Steps Dance?

Find out in this upcoming workshop!

Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movements that make up Sallee’s choreography.

A one of a kind experience, this workshop will teach participants the 40 steps used by the Forty Steps Dance. Sallee Slagle along with company members will teach different movements used in their choreography for participants to learn and put together into their own movement sequence. The workshop will end in a performance where participants can create their own “40 steps” sequences.

This unique workshop is for adults and children ages 8 and up. Attendees should come ready to move.


Children (age 8-17): $15
Adults (age 18+): $20
Family (up to 4 participants; includes parents and their children): $30


This workshop is a part of ArtWeek, presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center.

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2019 Annual Spring Concert

2019 Annual Spring Concert

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 pm

at Nahant Town Hall, Nahant, MA

Regular Tickets: $25 per person
VIP Tickets: $45 per person
Senior/Student/BDA Tickets: $18 per person
Nahant Students: $0 (must reserve below)

Click here to purchase tickets

Performance supported in part by a grant from the Nahant Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, and in part by the Nahant Preservation Trust.

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Nahant K-12 Students RSVP here: * required


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Performance at 12 Dancers Dancing

12 Dancers Dancing: A Christmas in Cambridge

Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 at 7:00 pm
at The Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at Dance Complex

Adults $23
Seniors and Children: $16

Performances by: Boston Community Dance Project, Sydni Jiang, Project 31, North Shore Civic Ballet, Sasso & Company, Cambridge Dance Company, Nozama Dance Collective, Rainbow Tribe, Disco Brats, Forty Steps Dance, Kinetic Synergy Dance Company, NewStage Dance Company, Brookline Academy of Dance, and Legacy Dance Company.

Please bring a new toy for our children’s toy drive and receive $1 off of your admission ticket!