Classes + Workshops

The Alloy School, Line Dance

KST Presents

with 412Step

Saturdays, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1
11:00am – 11:50am
Ages 10 and up

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
$10/class for full session; $12.50/drop-in

REGISTER NOW: Full Class! 


Step into your Saturday with joy! Dance is a great way to get the mind and body moving, keep the mind sharp, and connect with the community. Join guest instructors Michael Gehrling and Ken Ho from 412Step as they rotate through new and familiar dances that anyone can learn. This inclusive experience is rooted in having fun together.


412 Step is a Waltzing, 2-Stepping and Line Dancing community founded in the LGBTQ+ family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to provide the LGBTQ+ population of Pittsburgh with dance events that build an active, thriving and inclusive community. “We come together to dance, socialize, and have fun! Don’t worry if you’ve never danced before, everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Dancing is our primary activity, but the best attribute of 412Step is the community and connections that are made and maintained through our events. We strive to create a low-key and welcoming environment where all dance levels feel comfortable.”

Michael Gehrling has been line dancing since he discovered 412step back in 2019. He’s also a  west coast/modern swing dancer, competing in the World Swing Dance Council’s Intermediate and Sophisticated divisions, and teaching locally with Pittsburgh West Coast Swing. When he’s not on the dance floor, he can be found working as a leadership development consultant and life coach.

Ken Ho has been a member of 412step since 2018 and subsequently fell in love with line dancing and partner dancing. He has taught line dancing to groups locally and regionally.  He has participated in national dance conventions such as Stompede and Dc Out. When not on the dance floor – he trains as an competitive adult figure skater. He continues to compete annually in the masters intermediate novice division as a singles skater and won the silver medal in the national championship competition in 2019.


Open House
for Participants and Caretakers 

Saturday, February 4

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.


Interested in registering for classes or already registered? KST has a one-hour Open House for families at KST’s Alloy Studios on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00am! Meet The Alloy School Education Coordinator, Simon Phillips, and hear from our Teaching Artists.

The Alloy School Showcase
Let’s Move Family Dance Party

Saturday, April 8

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $5 – $20


Celebrate the 8-week Alloy School journey with The Alloy School Showcase and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party on Saturday, April 8, 2023. Join us in the theater for a fun public presentation from each Alloy School class that shares participants’ growth and learning. Then, come with us to the lobby for a DJ’ed dance party for the public and Alloy School participants alike! 

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation and The Grable Foundation. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is supported in part by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD works here.