The Next Step Dance Studio

Now offering Mommy & Me classes and Acro classes for the 2017-2018 season!!!

Creative Movement (3-4 year olds) - A special class for a special age, dance activities emphasize the fun and excitement of discovering the world through movement. Children will enjoy learning the basic skills of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling with the use of music and props to develop basic motor and locomotor skills.

Combo (5-6 year olds) - Basic dance skills and vocabulary are introduced at an age appropriate level with an emphasis on self-expression and creativity. This class containing styles of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling will help to prepare students for future participation in any type of structure dance class.

Tap (All ages and levels)- Our tap program offers skill development from beginner through advanced levels. Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of technique and terminology, while highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound.

Jazz (All ages and levels) - Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology, and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music. Jazz dance promotes flexibility, timing, and musical awareness. We challenge our students with many different forms of jazz and recommend that jazz be taken in conjunction with ballet to produce the well-rounded jazz dancer.

Ballet (All ages and levels) - Emphasizes the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength and flexibility. Ballet helps develop grace and poise for dancers. Ballet is also the basis of all structured forms of dance.

Hip Hop (All ages and levels)A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B, and pop music together with today’s hottest movements presented in an age appropriate manner. This fun class gives students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

Lyrical (Approval of instructor required) - This class focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression. Lyrical dance is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique bound by the dancer’s inner emotion. Lyrical dance interprets music or words showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece. Ballet must be taken in conjunction with this class.

Acro  (5-6yrs, 7-9yrs, 10-11yrs) - This class is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. Acro classes will encompasses a number of tumbling moves ranging from forward rolls and cartwheels at level 1, through aerials and back handsprings at the advanced level. 

Mommy & Me Program - Mommy & Baby (ages 6-12months) - A program developed to offer activities to help nurture your baby as they discover the world around them. Mommy & Tot (ages 12-24 months) - A fun packed class designed for a toddler's driving independence and unlimited energy. This class has activities designed to help toddlers learn sharing and cooperation along with helping them develop small and large motor skills. Both classes are a six week session beginning October 2017. Each class requires adult participation. (Mommy & Me class do not participate in our annual dance recital.)