Youth Dance

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!

Each dancer is unique....

Your child will be able to confidently express her creativity through dance. He will feel accomplished as he is inspired to try new moves. She will be loved by the instructors which will motivate her to take on the next challenge.
  • If your dancer is 9 or older, please email the studio (TheNextStepDS@gmail.com) to set up an evaluation.
  • We also offer private and semi-private lessons!
  • The price listed for each fall session class reflects a single payment due on the 10th of each month. For example, if the price listed is $50, then $50 will be charged on 9/10, 10/10, etc.
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Ballet

Required attire:  pink canvas ballet shoes, leotard and tights.  Skirts are allowed.

Ballet

Dancers must have at least 1 year of Ballet experience.  It is also appropriate for dancers that have moved up from Bitty Ballerinas and are not quite ready for Ballet I. 

Ballet I

Appropriate for students that have had prior ballet training or have moved up from the Combo II level.

Ballet II

Appropriate for students that have moved up from the Ballet I class.

Ballet III

Instructor approval only. 

Ballet IV

Instructor approval only.

Pointe

Pointe will be taught in Ballet IV.  Instructor approval only.

Cheerleading

Required attire:  All white tennis shoes that may be purchased through the studio and clothes that allow dancers to move freely. No jeans.

Cheer Tumble

This introductory class is fun and energetic.  Students will learn to work as a team with other members of their squad.  They will learn basic jumps and stunts necessary for cheerleading.

Competitive Cheer (Panthers Cheer)

Please email TheNextStepDanceStudio@gmail.com for an info packet.  Try outs (no cuts) are August 19th, 2017.  We are accepting girls ages 6-14.  Panthers Cheer will compete several times from Jan-May 2018.

Please call 309-830-3453 for more information.

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Combo

Combo I

Required attire:  Black ballet and black tap shoes, leotard and tights. Skirts and tutus are allowed.  

Children will learn basic ballet movement and combinations, as well as basic tap and jazz steps. No experience necessary.

Combo II

Required attire:  Pink canvas ballet shoes, black jazz and black tap shoes, leotard and tights.  Skirts and tutus are allowed.  

Students must have 1 year experience in Combo I.

 

Contemporary-Lyrical

Required attire:  Nude canvas half sole shoes, leotard and tights.

Contemporary-Lyrical I

This class is appropriate for dancers that have prior ballet or lyrical dance training.

Contemporary-Lyrical II

Instructor placement only.

Contemporary-Lyrical III

Instructor placement only.

Contemporary-Lyrical IV

Instructor placement only.

(formerly called Dancenastics) Tumbling

Required attire:  Leotard.  Footless tights and booty shorts are allowed. There is no shoe for these classes.

Tumbling I

This class teaches the basics of tumbling. No experience necessary.

Tumbling II

Must have previous tumbling experience.

Tumbling Technique

Appropriate for students who have moved up from the Tumbling 2 class or have at least two years of tumbling experience.

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Hip Hop

Hippity Hop

Required attire:  Black hip hop sneakers and fitted clothing.  No jeans.

This class will include turns and jumps, along with focusing on overall flexibility. No experience necessary.

Beginning Hip Hop

Required attire:  Black hip hop sneakers and fitted clothing.  No jeans. 

This class will include turns and jumps, along with focusing on overall flexibility. No experience necessary.

Hip Hop I

Required attire: Black combat boots and fitted clothing. No jeans.

Must have one year of hip hop experience.

Hip Hop II

Required attire:  Black combat boot and fitted clothing.  No jeans.

Hip Hop III

Required attire: Black combat boots and clothes the dancer can move freely in.  No jeans. 

This class is an intermediate class for students who have developed a foundation of basic hip-hop movements and sequences.

Hip Hop IV

Required attire: Black Hip Hop combat boots and clothes the dancer can move freely in.  No jeans.

Instructor placement only.  This class is for advanced dancers with a strong understanding and ability to perform traditional hip-hop movements.

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Jazz

Required attire:  Nude canvas half sole shoes, leotard and tights.

Jazz I

Appropriate for students that have had prior ballet or jazz training.

Jazz II

Instructor approval only.

Jazz III

Instructor approval only.

Jazz IV

Instructor approval only.

Tap

Required attire:  Black leather (non-shiny) tap shoes, leotard and tights.

Tap I

Appropriate for dancers that have none to little tap training. This class is also for dancers who are moving up from Combo II.

Tap II

Dancers must have at least one year of tap experience.

Tap III/IV

Dancers must have at least two years of tap experience.