The purpose of this studio is to promote understanding of cultures from around the world through dance, exercise, and music. Halimeda / ‘Aukai and her instructors have the longest established Western Asia/North African and Polynesian dance classes in Tallahassee. Classes started in 1993 and continue on a weekly. In Step Studio was formally established in 1999 with Halimeda’s Oasis complete costuming shop added in 2001.
The studio provides workshops in a variety of forms from around the world. Recent workshops include Hawaiian Hula by Kumu Hula Kalina.
The studio has 2 active performing troops: The Mau’oli’oli Dancers (Polynesian Dance) and Troupe Arabesque (Western Asia and North Africa.) Both groups participate in community festivals and educational events.