Is your child new to dance?
Are you hesitant to enroll in a full session because you don't know whether or not your child will enjoy class? Trial Classes are built just for your new dancer!
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.
The Next Step Dance Studio was voted Reader's Choice (Pantagraph) best dance studio for 2016!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Current Session News
Spring 2017 Registraton
Registration is OPEN.
The monthly class fees include tuition and costume for the Spring Showcase. Tuition is due monthly on the 10th.
There are NO annual fees/registration fees.
Monthly class fees go UP after November 30th, 2016, so if you are thinking about enrolling your child, NOW is the time to enroll.
Pre-Competitive Team Auditions, Nov 19th, 2pm, studio
SODC Showcase, Dec 3rd, 1pm, Heartland, tickets are available by coming into the studio or calling 309-830-3453
Picture Day, May 13th, time TBA, studio
Dress Rehearsal, June 3rd, time TBA, Braden Auditorium
Spring Showcase, June 4th, 2pm, Braden Auditorium
Shoe/Apparel and Merchandise
If your dancer needs shoes/apparel, please come into the studio
Mon-Thurs between 3:30-6pm or Sat between 9am-noon and ask for Ms Cyndie. She will fit your dancer into shoes/apparel we have in stock. Or, Ms Cyndie will order for your dancer.