Thank you for expressing interest in the Saunders Middle School Step Team!!

The goal and focus of the team is to promote self-esteem and self-awareness while developing agility and poise through the art of stepping. The team will perform at school and community events and will participate in local step competitions.

Stepping is a lot of work and requires a lot of time and effort. As a result, we will looking for individuals who want to be part of team that works hard – look, learn and listen, encourage one another, and strive to always put their best effort forward both academically and on stage. Grades and conduct are a necessity to participate on the Saunders Step Team.

We will be hosting try-outs September 9th, 10th, 11th from 3-5 p.m. for the 2015-2016 Step Team. Girls & Boys of all experience levels are welcome.

Please be aware that Students will not be permitted to try-out if they do not have a completed physical on file and completed concussion training certificate.
Students must have a complete and current (no earlier than May 1, 2015) sports physical on file or in order to try-out. Also, the student and parent has to attend a concussion training before the student is allowed to tryout.
For dates and times, refer to the website.


  • Attendance to practices will be mandatory! It is essential that each stepper is present at each practice in order to learn the routines and placement. We understand that emergencies will arise, and those absences will be addressed on an individual basis.
  • Practice is every Tuesday and Wednesday   3:00 - 5:00 with additional practices being held as performance/competition times get closer. If your child is not riding the late bus you must be at Saunders no later then 5:00 pm. If you are late picking up your child two times we will have to remove you child for the team.

The team will perform at school and community events and will participate in local step competitions. Members of the team will be required to buy certain clothing items which will be used in our performances. We will make every effort to keep the cost minimal and we plan to hold at least fundraiser to help with the costs. We are in the process of composing a tentative schedule and will provide that information to the team as soon as it is completed.

Finally, in order to make the team a success, we would like to encourage families to get involved in the program. We will be soliciting volunteers to assist with some of the activities that we have planned for the team – such as transportation to events and support for step shows and fundraisers. As we get further along in the program, we will have a lot more information to share with you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at or at the number listed below.

Head Coach
Gilbert Crockett