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Next Step Dance News

Summer Dance Camp and Workshop registration is open! Just click the registration tab to get started today!  

Disney Haunting Parade! October 4th - 6th, 2024 in Anaheim California - We have an exciting opportunity to perform in the Happy Haunting Parade in Disneyland!

Any dancer who is 8 years of age or older and has at least 2 years of dance experience is invited to dance down the streets of Disneyland! Additional benefits include a two night stay at the beautiful Grand Californian, a two day hopper pass on Friday & Saturday, attending a private party inside California Adventure, attending a VIP luncheon, a professional photo shoot with unlimited photos, Disney swag and more! All Next Step Families received an email with more information about this amazing opportunity including prices and a Welcome Packet. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact our office. 

If you would like to attend, please click the link to complete our 2024 Disneyland Dance the Magic form and join us for the ultimate magical experience!

Are you interested in auditioning for our Award-Winning Company Dance Teams or Performance Teams? Auditions are in April and May 2024. Registration for our Workshops and Auditions is required and is available on our Home Page. For more information regarding the Audition process, please feel free to contact our office. 

2024-25 Company Dance Team Members must be in town for mandatory choreography for next year's routines May 15 - June 5, 2024, as well as for our Summer Team Intensive July 11 - 26, 2024. Please note: Pre-Team choreography is during our Summer Team Intensive July 11 - 26, 2024.

2024-25 Performance Dance Team Members must be in town for Summer Dance Camp August 12-15, 2024 and mandatory choreography for next year's routines August 20-22, 2024.

Wear your recital costume to class Saturday, April 13th - Friday, April 19th, 2024 - the week before Studio Picture Day!

Studio Picture Day is Saturday, April 20th, at the Village. Please see link our 2023-24 Studio Picture Day Schedule here.

Dress Rehearsal for our Spring Recital is Sunday, April 28th at Dougherty Valley PAC. Please see the link to our 2023-24 Dress Rehearsal Schedule here. 

Our NSDS Annual Spring Recital is Sunday, May 5th, at Dougherty Valley PAC. Please see the link to our 2023-24 Spring Recital Lineup here.

Dance Shoes & Class Uniforms -  Please order now so you have these items in time for Fall classes. The Next Step has an on-line store for required dance shoes and uniforms for some classes, plus proper dance attire for all others. The service is quick, easy and convenient for parents. A shoe-sizing kit is available at our Village Office 109-A Town & Country Dr., and all items are shipped directly to your home. All classes have required dance shoes. Please click this Next Step Store link to order your required shoes and uniforms now if you haven't already done so.

For even more exciting news, please follow our Next Step Instagram account. 

Next Step Safety Guidelines: 

  1. We are counting on parents to please only send their child to the studio if they are healthy. We do realize that some students suffer from allergies annually.
  2. Dancers must remove their walking shoes and enter the studio barefoot. We will have a place for them to place their walking shoes outside the studio upon entry. 
  3. Masks are no longer required however, if your dancer feels more comfortable wearing a mask, they are welcome to do so. 
  4. The lobbies and waiting areas at all studios will be closed. Dancers will only enter the studio when the lesson begins.
  5. Please pull your dancer’s hair back in a neat and secure ponytail or bun prior to arrival.

Thank you in advance for adhering to these policies as we adapt to the changing environment and continue to provide a safe, fun place to educate your child in the art of dance!

The Next Step Dance Studio is an organization that champions equality, diversity and inclusion. Our staff chose three incredible organizations to support. Black Visions Collective, Color of Change and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Our families generously donated in June! As promised, we took the sum of those contributions, added our own donation to the total, and split it into three even amounts, then sent the donations to each organization. Thank you to all our Next Step Families for your generosity and support! 

The Next Step offers special dance classes for Down's syndrome students on the weekends - please contact our office for more information if you have a student who would like to join in the fun!

The Next Step raised $9,381.40 for C.A.S.A., Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children at our Charity Gala! Thank you to everyone for your support!














​The Next Step Dance Studio Event Calendar

Saturay, April 13th - Friday, April 19th, 2024

• Wear Your Recital Costume To Class

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

• Daddy Daughter Dance Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

• Fierce Auditions 7:15 - 8:15 pm @ Village

• Dance Rage Auditions (By Invitation Only) 8:15 - 9:15 pm @ Village 

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

•  Company Tap Team Auditions

Friday, April 19th, 2024

• Company Team Audition Workshops 

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

• Studio Picture Day - Please click this link to view our 2023-24 Studio Picture Day Schedule 

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

• Company Team Auditions

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

• Company Team Awards/Thank You Dinner

Sunday, April 28th, 2024

• Spring Recital Dress Rehearsal - Please click this link to view our 2023-24 Dress Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday, May 5th, 2024

• Spring Recital  - Classes continue through May 11th, 2024 - Please click this link to view our 2023-24 Spring Recital Lineup

Monday, May 6th, 2024

• Performance Team Audition Workshops 

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

• Performance Team Auditions

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

• Last Day of Classes

Monday, May 13th, 2024

• NEW Teams Announced (Contracts Emailed Home)

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

• Team Parent Meetings

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

• Company Team Registration for 2024-25 Season

Wednesday, May 15th - Sunday, June 5th, 2024

• Choreography (Company Team Members must be in town - Attendance Required) Please note Pre-Team Choreography is during our Team Summer Intensive: July 11-26, 2024)

Wednesday, May 22nd & Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

• Performance Team Registration for 2024-25 Season

Thursday, July 11th - Friday, July 26th, 2024

• Summer Team Intensive (Company Team Members must be in town - Attendance Required)

June, July & August 

• Summer Dance Camps & Workshops (One Week M-Th) Register Now & Save Your Spot!

Monday, August 12th - Thursday, August 15th, 2024

• Performance Team Summer Dance Camps (Performance Team Members must be in town - Attendance Required)

Tuesday, August 20th - Thursday, August 22nd, 2024

• Performance Team Choreography (Performance Team Members must be in town - Attendance Required)

Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th, 2024

• Disney Haunting Parade - Open to all dancers age 8 and older with 2 years dance experience! See our news section for more information!