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Classes for Preschoolers

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Bitsy Ballerinas (Age 3)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 30 minute weekly class.
  • $30 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to April (or May) Preschool Showcase 

This fun introductory class focuses on teaching students the basics of Ballet. Each class will include Ballet, creative movement and defining motor skills. No experience is necessary to register for this class. Dancers must wear a leotard and tights (skirts are allowed).

Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes.

Bitty Ballerinas (Ages 4 to 6)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 30 minute weekly class.
  • $43 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

This introductory class will teach dancers the basic technique of Ballet. Dancers will learn leaps, turns, and more. Following a traditional ballet class format, we will begin developing alignment and articulation at the barre, combinations across the floor, and center of the room foot work.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes.

Combo Pre-K (Ages 4 to 5)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $53 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This class is a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz basics. This class is a great introduction to beginner ballet technique and learning rhythm, tempo, and musicality in tap. Dancers will also work on building coordination and motor skills.

Required shoes and attire:  Any color leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. 

Dance/Tumbling Combo (Ages 4 to 6)

Hippity Hop (Ages 4 to 6)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $53 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

This fun introductory class will teach dancers to move their body in different ways other than ballet, jazz, and tap. This class will include turns and jumps, along with starting to focus on overall flexibility. Dancers will learn dance styles as seen on the Disney Channel.

Required attire and shoes:  Athletic clothing and clean sneakers. 

Tappin' Tutus (Ages 3 to 4)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $43 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

This fun class focuses on teaching students the basics of dance while preparing them for future training. Each class will include ballet and jazz with some tap also taught.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights, black tap and pink ballet shoes. 

Tiny Dancers (Age 2)

  • No experience necessary. Parent must participate in class. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $30 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to April (or May) Preschool Showcase 

This is an intro to dance and is designed for the very young child. Creative movement and activities help introduce the beginning fundamentals of ballet, jazz and tap.  Students will also play games which enhance cognitive and social development and learn classroom etiquette. Parent participation is required.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes.

Tiny Tumblers (Age 2)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • Parent participation required. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $30 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to April (or May) Preschool Showcase 

This beginning level class will teach students the basics of tumbling. Students will learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on strength and overall flexibility.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, and no shoes.

 

Tumbling Minis (Ages 3 to 4)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $43 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to April (or May) Preschool Showcase

This beginning level class will teach students the basics of tumbling. Students will learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on strength and overall flexibility.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard and no shoes.

Tumbling Pre-K (Ages 4 to 5)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $45 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to April (or May) Preschool Showcase

Students will learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on strength and overall flexibility.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard and no shoes.

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Classes for Youth

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Ballet (Ages 7 to 10)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

This class is open to kids without dance experience and also appropriate for students who have moved up from the Bitty Ballerinas or Combo 2 class and are not ready for Ballet 1. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard, tights, and pink canvas ballet shoes.

Ballet 1

  • By recommendation only. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This class is appropriate for students that have had prior ballet training or have moved up from the Combo 2 or Ballet level. Following a traditional ballet class format, dancers will begin developing alignment and articulation at the barre, combinations across the floor, and center of the room foot work.

Required attire and shoes: a black leotard, pink tights, hair up in a bun, and pink canvas ballet shoes.

Ballet 2, Ballet 3, & Ballet 4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

Required attire and shoes:  a black leotard, pink tights, hair up in a bun, and pink canvas ballet shoes.

Contemporary/Lyrical (Ages 6 to 10)

Dance/Tumbling Combo (Ages 4 to 6)

Pointe 1 & Pointe 2

  • By recommendation only.  Must also be concurrently enrolled in Ballet 3 or Ballet 4. 
  • 30 minute class weekly. 
  • $43 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

Bitty Ballerinas (Ages 4 to 6)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $43 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase  

This introductory class will teach dancers the basic technique of Ballet. Dancers will learn leaps, turns, and more. Following a traditional ballet class format, we will begin developing alignment and articulation at the barre, combinations across the floor, and center of the room foot work.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes.

Beginning Ballet/Jazz (Ages 9 to 12)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • One hour weekly class. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

This class is appropriate for students with none or little ballet/jazz training. Following a traditional ballet/jazz class format, we will begin developing alignment and articulation at the barre, combinations across the floor, and center of the room foot work.

Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard and tights (footless or convertible tights recommended – no shoes will be worn for jazz) and pink canvas ballet (no shoes will be worn for jazz)

Beginning Hip Hop (Ages 6 to 8)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 

Dancers will learn skills such as keeping rhythm, following choreography and developing body control, as well as performance skills such as stage presence, acting, and improvisation.  In these highly popular classes, we also play games and even hold occasional contests to create a fun and motivating learning environment for your child. Throughout the session the students will learn a fun and exciting routine.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and clean sneakers. 

Boys Hip Hop (Ages 6 to 12)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • One hour weekly class. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

A place for the boys only! This class encourages boys to develop flexibility, coordination and swag all in one. Boys only hip hop compliments all athletes, with a mix of cardio endurance and flexibility. Stretch and strengthening are also a part of this class with innovative body percussion.

Required attire and shoes:  Athletic clothing and clean sneakers

Combo 1 (Ages 5 to 6)

  • By recommendation only.
  • One hour class weekly.
  • $56 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Cheer and specific tumbling needed for Cheer. This class prepares kids for our Panthers Cheer team or middle school and high school teams. Tumbling experience is required.

Combo 2

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 
  • Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, pink canvas ballet shoes and black tap shoes. 

Contemporary/Lyrical 1

  • Must also CONCURRENTLY enroll in a ballet class. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This technique class begins with simple exercises to strengthen your core, improve your alignment and build heat so you can safely move and stretch. The movement patterns will grow to take up more space, move you through the room and in and out of the floor.

Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard and no shoe.

Contemporary/Lyrical 2, Contemporary/Lyrical 3, & Contemporary/Lyrical 4

  • By recommendation only.   Must also CONCURRENTLY enroll in ballet.
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Hippity Hop (Ages 4 to 6)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This fun introductory class will teach dancers to move their body in different ways other than ballet, jazz, and tap. This class will include turns and jumps, along with starting to focus on overall flexibility. Dancers will learn dance styles as seen on the Disney Channel.

Required attire and shoes:  Athletic clothing and clean sneakers. 

Beginning Hip Hop (Ages 6 to 8)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Dancers will learn skills such as keeping rhythm, following choreography and developing body control, as well as performance skills such as stage presence, acting, and improvisation.  In these highly popular classes, we also play games and even hold occasional contests to create a fun and motivating learning environment for your child. Throughout the session the students will learn a fun and exciting routine.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and clean sneakers.

Hip Hop 1

  • By recommendation only or must have had at least one year of beginning hip hop. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This class will include turns and jumps, along with focusing on overall flexibility. This class will allow you to focus on the necessary core moves used in hip hop.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and clean sneakers. 

Hip Hop 2, Hip Hop 3, and Hip Hop 4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Jazz (Ages 7 to 10)

  • No experience necessary or have moved up from Combo 2 and are not ready for Jazz 1. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

This class covers the basic steps, vocabulary, and variations of dance in jazz. Students learn basic techniques based on ballet and modern dance. Through daily warm-ups and exercises, students gain strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Musicality and performance skills are taught through a series of dance combinations.

Require attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights (footless or convertible) and no shoes. 

Jazz I

  • By recommendation only or has at least one year of ballet or jazz training. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase
  • Require attire and shoes: Any color leotard, tights (footless or convertible) and no shoes.

Jazz 2, Jazz 3, & Jazz 4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Leaps & Turns 1 (Ages 10+)

  • By recommendation only OR dancer must be able to successfully single pirouette and chasse step leap. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 

This class will  focus on the body’s center, from which all turns/leaps begin and end.  Learning how to correctly spot, enables dancers to improve and maintain balance and control while executing turns such as pirouettes, fouettes, and more. This class will give the dancer the advantage of the core strength used when dancers are performing big leaps that look elegant as well as pirouetting across the dance floor with ease and grace.

Required attire and shoes: Leotard or tank with leggings or booty shorts and no shoes.

Tap (Ages 7 to 10)

  • No experience necessary OR has moved up from Beginning Tap or Combo 2. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

The tap program concentrates on both rhythmic and classical tap methods. Students will learn vocabulary, rhythmic timing, improvisation and tap choreography.

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

Tap 1

  • By recommendation only OR has moved up from Tap. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 
  • Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard, tights and black leather (non-shiny) tap shoes.

Tap 2, Tap 3, & Tap 4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $56 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 
  • Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights and black leather (non-shiny) tap shoes.

Tumbling 1 (Ages 5 to 6)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $53 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase

Students will learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on strength and overall flexibility.

Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard and no shoes.

Tumbling 2

  • By recommendation only OR must have the following completed skills: Back bend, Crab Walk, Cartwheel, Handstand, and Backward Roll 
  • One hour class weekly
  • $56 per payment
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Goes to Braden Auditorium June Showcase 
  •  Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard and no shoes 
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Competitive Programs

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Studio 4

Studio 4 is the competitive program of The Next Step Dance Studio. We strive for excellence in character and technique within our competitive program, and we place a strong emphasis on artistry. We take great pride in the level of instruction and choreography our program is founded upon, and we continue to refine, expand, and educate our staff and students as the dance industry changes from year to year. We believe in a solid fundamental dance education of all our staff and students, and we craft our dancers to be strong in body, mind, and technique. Our main goal and mission is to transform the dancer into an artist.

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Classes for Adults

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Ballet

    • One hour class weekly. 
    • $35 per payment 
    • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
    • Drop in: $10 

    When it comes to building strength, grace, flexibility and tone, ballet is one of the best physical and mental workouts on the market. Whether you are exploring dance for the very first time or if the studio has felt like a lifelong home, there’s a place for you here. Designed with the needs of the adult dancer in mind, this class allows you to dance your way to health, strength and poise.

    Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and any color canvas ballet shoe.

Ballroom

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $40 per 4 week session 
  • Enroll in as many 4 week sessions as you would like. 
  • Drop in: $10

This is your chance to try something new with your sweetie! Our ballroom classes occur in 4 week rotating sessions of East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Latin, Tango, Texas 2 Step and Waltz, with more genres added as requested. All of these are beginner levels and we do add Advanced levels on demand. 

Combo

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $35 per payment 
  • Fall Session:  5 payments, Winter/Spring Session:  5 payments, Summer Session:  2 payments 
  • Drop in: $10 

When it comes to building strength, grace, flexibility and tone, dance is one of the best physical and mental workouts. This class covers beginning level ballet/tap/jazz. Whether you’ve been inspired by the latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance or you’re trying to maintain technique from a lifetime of training, this class is designed to fit your needs.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and canvas ballet shoes, 1/2 sole, or jazz shoes.

Hip Hop

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $35 per payment 
  • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Drop in: $10 

Yep! We’ve got the class you’ve been asking for! Hip Hop is certainly one of the best ways to get your heart rate up for some fun exercise instead of going to the gym. Learn how to dance and look good doing it.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and sneakers. 

Jazz

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $35 per payment 
  • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Drop in: $10 

This class moves past the “jazz hands” of yesterday’s jazz to the current movement of jazz.

Jazz is considered one of the most basic, fundamental dance styles you can learn (along with ballet).

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and canvas ballet shoes, ½ sole, or jazz shoes.

Tap

  • One hour class weekly
  • $35 per payment
  • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Drop in: $10

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tap but never got a chance? It’s not too late! Find your inner rhythm with this fun and energetic class.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and any color tap shoes.

Wedding Dance Workshops

  • 1.5 hour class 
  • Held monthly – may attend one or several, your choice 
  • $40/couple 

Do you have a wedding coming up? In this workshop you will learn four of the most common dance styles that are used on the big day: Waltz, Nightclub Two Step, FoxTrot and East Coast Swing. We will also assist you if you have a song and just not sure what dance style to do for the big day. This class is also good for the parents of the bride and/or groom.

Wedding Private Lessons

  • $1/min/couple 
  • Schedule as many or as few as you’d like 
  • We will choreograph a dance to a meaningful song and then teach it to you.
  • Contact us to schedule a lesson.
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The Next Step Dance Studio
1 Auto Row Dr #400
Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 830-3453