We're so excited to meet you and your child

Watch your dancer's eyes light up with joy as she leaps across the studio floor expressing her creativity through the music that stirs her heart. Experience your child's excitement as she runs flying into your arms after class to breathlessly tell you every detail of what she learned.

Hear your dancer tell you how much she loves her teacher and asks you "When is my next class?"

Watch your preteen grow in self confidence as she learns to move her body in a beautiful, elegant way. Watch your son as he energetically gets ready for class each week because he knows he has friends at the studio.

Be assured in the knowledge that your child's teacher accepts her just the way she is.

Words from our Dancers & Parents

We are so excited to come back to The Next Step Dance Studio! We had switched to another one, but my daughter had a hard time there and only wants to dance at Next Step. I didn't know about the monthly payment plan (so that is a great option)!  I just want to say that I love the organization of everything you do and the friendliness of the girls. My daughter talks about Miss Katie all the time and always says how nice Miss Katie is to her.
-Alyssa S.

Jocelyn and Olivia love NSDS! They love coming to dance every week and look up to all of the teachers so much! Olivia can hardly wait to be in the recital again and Jocelyn is thrilled about being in her first one this year! We love you and appreciate everything you all do for these kids! Thank you!
-Jamie B.

My daughter has been taking classes at NSDS for 3 years. Outside of dance she is very shy and quiet around people she doesn't know, but when she dances her whole face lights up with excitement! She loves being on the "big stage" for recital and both she and I have made some great friends through the studio.
-Melissa M.

Jessica's smile says it all! She truly loves being at Next Step and on dance team! We love our dance family and friends. We love Darcey, Cyndie, Polly, Katie, Kaityn, Morgan and Jessica! Thank you for all you do and for sharing your love of dance. She's grown so much and has become a beautiful dancer!
-Melissa D.

Dylan loves dance so much! I'm blessed that he has such an amazing studio! He's ready to inspire more boys to dance! We love being a part of Steppin' Out Dance Company, too!
-Leeann M.

Thanks for all you do to make Next Step a great studio!  I'm very pleased to have my girls be a part of the The Next Step Dance Studio! We enjoy the teachers and entire staff. It is very important to me as a parent for my children to feel encouraged and have fun at dance. This has been accomplished at NSDS. They also have learned good technique in their classes. It's hard to believe my oldest daughter is starting her 12th year in dance. My youngest is in her 8th year of dance.  I also appreciate that my daughters have been able to dance in modest costumes in the recital. I feel the staff personally care about each of my daughters as I'm sure they do about all the students at the studio.  I have and will continue to recommend The Next Step Dance Studio.
-Melissa A.

Lyla loves NSDS!  She plays the video of her holiday showcase and recreates it for us all the time! She wakes up early every Wednesday and jumps out of bed. "It's dance day!" And for a three year old, love doesn't run much deeper! The teachers are so patient and kind and have given her a real sense of inspiration and love for dance.
-Sarah J.

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Current Session News

We are closed the week of Thanksgiving
(Nov 23rd-29th).  

Winter/Spring 2016 Session

January 2nd through June 2nd

Registration is OPEN.

Winter/Spring 2016 Session Payments

The full session tuition is split into 5 monthly payments due on 10th of each month January through May.  This split payment is reflected on the class description.  For example, it the price is listed as $42, the $42 will be charged monthly.

Fall 2015 Session is finishing up...but you still have time to enroll.  Please call us 309-830-3453 and we will plug your child into the class that best fits his/her needs.

Steppin' Out Dance Company Team Showcase

On Saturday, December 12th, SODC will be performing at Heartland Community College.  Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased through Ms Cyndie at the front desk.

Holiday Camps

Dancing never has to stop!  Registration is OPEN.  Tap, Tumbling, Ballet, and all around fun.  And don't forget about Elsa!  She's coming to the studio in December, too.  More Camps Info

Showcase 2016 Information

The Spring 2016 Showcase will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2016, at the BCPA.

The Showcase will last two hours, with no intermission.  Tickets will be $13 each.

The Dress Rehearsal will be on Friday, June 3, 2016 during the day. 

NEW for the Winter/Spring Session: We are introducing "Package Pricing" to help budget the costs associated with the Showcase.

More Showcase 2016 Info