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Classes for Preschoolers

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Princess Ballet (Age 3)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 30 minute weekly class.
  • $35/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Mini Showcase in May.

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 5)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 30 minute weekly class.
  • $47/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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

  • No experience necessary.
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 1 hour weekly class.
  • $60/month Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

Not sure whether your child will like dance or tumbling? This class is perfect for children that would like to take both dance and tumbling. This combo class will offer ballet, tap, creative movement, and tumbling for ages 4-6. During this early stage, the development of strength, flexibility, coordination and basic tumbling skills are focused upon as well as the development of rhythm and timing. Dance terminology is presented while dance steps are combined to music. During this 1 hour class students will focus on 45 minutes of dance and the last 15 minutes will be focused on tumbling basics. Required shoes and apparel: Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard is preferred (tights are optional – if a student chooses to wear tights we recommend wearing transition tights so they can roll them up before mat time). Shorts and skirts are optional. Students must wear hair up.

Hippity Hop (Ages 3 to 5)

  • No experience necessary.
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $47/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 18m - 2)

  • No experience necessary. Parent must participate in class. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $35/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Mini Showcase in May.

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 18m - 2)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • Parent participation required. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $35/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Mini Showcase in May.

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

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $35/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Mini Showcase in May.

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

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $50/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Mini Showcase in May.

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 1 (Ages 6-8)

  • Must have prior dance or ballet experience. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

This class is for dancers that have prior dance or ballet training or who have moved up from Bitty Ballerinas or Combo 2 and are not ready for Ballet 2. 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: Black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes.

Ballet 2

  • By recommendation only. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

This class is for dancers that have prior dance or ballet training or who have moved up from Combo 2 or Ballet 1 and are not ready for Ballet 3. 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: Black leotard, pink tights and pink canvas ballet shoes

Ballet 3, Ballet 4/Pointe 1, & Ballet 5/Pointe 2

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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

Contemporary 1 (Ages 6-8)

  • Must have prior dance or ballet experience & must also CONCURRENTLY enroll in a ballet class.  
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.
This technique class begins with simple exercises to strengthen a dancer’s core, improving alignment and building heat so dancers can safely move and stretch. The movement patterns will grow to take up more space, move dancers through the room and on and off the floor.
Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard and no shoes.

Dance/Tumble Combo (Ages 4-6)

  • No experience necessary.  
  • 1 hour weekly class.
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.
Not sure whether your child will like dance or tumbling? This class is perfect for children that would like to take both dance and tumbling. This combo class will offer ballet, tap, creative movement, and tumbling for ages 4-6. During this early stage, the development of strength, flexibility, coordination and basic tumbling skills are focused upon as well as the development of rhythm and timing. Dance terminology is presented while dance steps are combined to music. During this 1 hour class students will focus of 45 minutes of dance and the last 15 minutes will be focused on tumbling basics. Required shoes and apparel: Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard is preferred (tights are optional – if a student chooses to wear tights we recommend wearing transition tights so they can roll them up before mat time). Shorts and skirts are optional. Students must wear hair up.

Bitty Ballerinas (Ages 4 to 5)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 30 minute weekly class. 
  • $47/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.  

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

  • No experience necessary. 
  • One hour weekly class. 
  • $64/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 5 to 7)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 & Up)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute or 1 hour class
  • $57 or $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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

  • No experience necessary.
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

Combo 1 is a combination of ballet, tap and creative movement 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. This class is appropriate for dancers that have moved up from Tappin Tutus class or who have no prior dance experience. Dancers are required to wear a leotard and preferably tights (skirts and tutus are optional). Required: Pink leather ballet shoes and Black patent leather tap shoes (shiny).

Combo 2 (Ages 6-8)

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

Combo 2 is appropriate for dancers that have moved up from the Combo 1 level or have had at least one full year of dance experience. Dancers will continue to perfect basic ballet, tap and jazz skills learned in the Combo 1 class. Combo 2 will be slightly more difficult than Combo 1. Dancers are required to wear a leotard (footless or convertible tights are suggested).

Required shoes: Pink canvas ballet shoes and black leather tap shoes (non-shiny). No shoes will be required for jazz.

Contemporary 2-5

  • By recommendation only. Must also CONCURRENTLY enroll in ballet. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 3 to 5)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 5 to 7)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute weekly class. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 (Ages 7-9)

  • By recommendation only or must have had at least one year of beginning hip hop. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 hold occasional contests to create a fun and motivating learning environment for children. Throughout the session the students will learn a fun and exciting routine.

Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and clean sneakers.

Hip Hop 2-4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

Jazz 1 (Ages 6-8)

  • Must have prior dance experience. 
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 2 (Ages 7-9)

  • By recommendation only or has at least one year of ballet or jazz training. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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

  • By recommendation only OR dancer must be able to successfully single pirouette and chasse step leap. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 1 (Ages 6-8)

  • Must have previous tap experience. 
  • 45 minute weekly class.
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

This tap class 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 and black leather (non-shiny) tap shoes.

Tap 2-4

  • By recommendation only. 
  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.
  • Required attire and shoes:  Any color leotard, tights and black leather (non-shiny) tap shoes.

Tumbling 1 (Ages 5-6 & 7-10)

  • No experience necessary. 
  • 45 minute class weekly. 
  • $57/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 2-4

  • By recommendation only OR must have the following completed skills: Back bend, Crab Walk, Cartwheel, Handstand, and Backward Roll 
  • One hour class weekly
  • $60/month
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.
  •  Required attire and shoes: Any color leotard and no shoes 
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Competitive and Performance Programs

For more information regarding Studio 4 please email the Artistic Director, Jessica Matthews, at [email protected]

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.

NSDS Premiere Ballet Co.

For more information regarding the NSDS Premiere Ballet Co. please email the Artistic Director, Jessica Matthews, [email protected]

The NSDS Ballet Company is designed for dancers who LOVE ballet, want to GROW their passion, and want to experience the JOY of performing. Dancers will explore the history of ballet through fun and innovative instruction, strengthen their technique through the vast knowledge of our classically trained staff, and learn to grow their artistry through monthly classroom performances and at our annual Spring Ballet Concert. We welcome all dancers aged 4-18 to become members of our Premiere Ballet Company, and we have different levels of commitment to help tailor your dancers ballet experience into what works best for them and for your family! Our program is dedicated towards enriching the lives of our dancers and facilitating their LOVE of ballet through community involvement, in- house professional training, performance opportunities, and more. . . your dancer will LOVE being a member of the NSDS Premiere Ballet Company.

Classes for Adults

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Ballroom

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $40 per 4 week session 
  • Enroll in as many 4 week sessions as you would like. 
  • Drop in: $12

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 (Ballet/Jazz)

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $38 per payment 
  • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Drop in: $12 

This class covers the basics of Ballet and Jazz. This class is great for beginners or someone that danced previously and is missing dance. Great movement, exercise, and lots of fun! Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and canvas ballet shoes, 1/2 sole or jazz shoes

Tap

  • One hour class weekly
  • $38/month or $12/drop in
  • Fall & Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments
    Summer Session: 2 payments
  • Goes to Spring Showcase in June.

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 Private Lessons

  • $1 per minute with a 30 minute minimum
  • 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.

Fitness

  • One hour class weekly. 
  • $38 per payment 
  • Fall Session: 5 payments, Winter/Spring Session: 5 payments, Summer Session: 2 payments 
  • Drop in: $12 

This class is great exercise, and lots of fun! It’s a combination of Barre, Zumba, and some Yoga. Required attire and shoes: Athletic clothing and clean sneakers.

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The Next Step Dance Studio
1 Auto Row Dr #400
Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 585-1370