We believe in providing fun and educational classes for all ages and levels.

We believe each child should be given personalized attention and proper instruction. We believe in providing a nurturing environment for children to grow. We believe every child is different, which means they have different goals. We believe in family and unconditional support for everyone who chooses to call our studio home.

our staff

the next step instructors

Darcey Sunken


Melissa Dougall

Studio Director/NSDS Performing Co. Coach/Instructor

Regina Davis

NSDS Performing Co. Co-Director/Instructor

Sarah Kennedy

Instructor Staff Coordinator/ Instructor/ Summer Camp Director

Miss Evanna

Tumbling Coach

Miss Tahvia

NSDS Ballet Co. Director/ Instructor

Jessica D.

Front Desk Admin/Instructor 

Miss Morgan

Private Lesson Director/ Adult Class Instructor/Instructor


Tumbling Instructor

Miss Taylor



Front Desk Manager/Billing

Miss Kat



Ballroom Instructor

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What our dance family is saying


Everyone is wonderful to work with. My child has fun while learning. She gets very excited to go to class. As an adult taking class again after several years, I felt welcomed, encouraged, and worked with at my level. We really enjoy being with The Next Step Dance Studio

Bethany T


My daughter had her first class in Bitty Ballerinas last night with Miss Samantha. SHE LOVED IT!!!!! She is simply delighted with the class. I was so happy to see her having a ton of fun and learning dance fundamentals. Thank you!!!

Grace M


Our former studio had zero communication so it’s nice to know exactly what to expect from schedules to fees. Quincy has grown so much in the last 2 years. She has learned more these 2 years then 5 years at her previous studio. She loves Next Step and her Studio 4 teammates are her real friends. Looking forward to a great season and grateful for Studio 4. Thanks for all you do.

Brandi W

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Free Studio Info Kit

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find us

1 Auto Row Dr #400
Bloomington, IL 61704

contact us


(309) 585-1370

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