Staff

Our Staff

Our Mission

The Next Step Dance Studio is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing instructors.

We believe that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image as they increase awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

The highest educational standards are expected from all The Next Step Dance Studio faculty members. They are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, instructor-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.

We want to develop in our dancers...

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Focus
  • A drive to learn

We want our dancers to feel...

  • Loved
  • Confident
  • Inspired
  • Motivated
  • Accomplished
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 “I love teaching at NSDS! It’s such a joy to work with our dancers, and watch them gain confidence and blossom as they grow and improve.  It makes me so happy watching their love of dance grow!”
-Melissa D.

Meet The Team

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Ms. Darcey

Studio Director

"I absolutely love my job! My world is DANCE! My favorite thing about being the director of the Next Step is watching all of the dancers grow up at the studio!"

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Ms. Polly

Studio Owner

"I'm so thankful and proud to lead this studio. It is a place where kids can positively express themselves through dance and grow in self-confidence and healthy body image."

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Ms. Jesica

Artistic Director

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Amanda

Front Desk Manager

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Miss Mindy

Studio Manager

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Miss Amber

Instructor

"I love NSDS because it's the place where I grew up and everyone treats you like family."

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Mr. Byron

Instructor

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Miss Cassidy

Instructor

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Miss Cyndie

Front Desk Admin

"I love watching all of the children grown into beautiful dancers!"

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Miss Heather

Instructor

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Mr. Jon

Ballroom Instructor

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Miss Matti

Instructor

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Miss Melissa D.

Instructor

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Miss Morgan

Instructor

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Miss Regina

Assistant Artistic Director

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Miss Sarah K.

Instructor

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Cadence

Instructor

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Ms JoAnn

Instructor

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Dani

Instructor

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Breanna H

Instructor

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Breanne E

Instructor

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Gaby

Instructor

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Ms Sue

Instructor

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Gillian

Instructor

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Kymee

Instructor

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Lexi

Instructor

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Madison

Instructor

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Matti

Instructor

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Nikki

Instructor

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!

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