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Next Step Dance News!

As we safely go back to teaching dance IN the studio beginning June 1st, we will be implementing new studio policies, as listed below. If you have any questions regarding these new policies, please let us know.

Next Step Safety Guidelines:

  1. Only 12 dancers and two instructors will be allowed to enter the studio at once.
  2. Students may bring one ziplock bag with bottled water, a snack and cell phone if needed.
  3. Dance shoes needed for class that day should be placed in a separate ziplock bag.
  4. 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.  
  5. We have purchased infrared thermometers however, they have been on back-order for quite some time. Once they arrive, we will be taking each dancer's temperature upon entry.
  6. Dancers may leave a towel outside of the studio with their walking shoes for longer camps/workshops. During breaks they may sit 6 feet apart on their towel outside. They will be supervised outside by their instructor.
  7. Dancers will stand 6 feet apart inside the dance studio and will not be allowed to touch each other. We will have floor markings placed around the studio so students know where to dance.
  8. Dancers ages 3-12 are not required to wear a mask according to the County Health Department, however they may do so if they prefer. We are currently waiting to hear from the County regarding dancers 12+. We'll be sure to keep you all updated on what they tell us. 
  9. Our staff will rigorously disinfect all surfaces touched by the dancers after each class/summer camp.
  10. 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 this time of year.
  11. Parents are welcome to come in to the studio to speak to our office staff during office hours if necessary, however it’s best if all communications are through email or phone. 
  12. The lobbies and waiting areas at all studios will be closed. Dancers will only enter the studio when class begins.
  13. Dancers will not be able to wait at the studio in between classes for the month of June. We will reassess this once we see what the County's laws are.
  14. Please pull your dancer’s hair back in a neat and secure ponytail or bun prior to arrival, so that they are not fussing with their hair and inadvertently touching their face/head with their hands.
  15. If possible, please send your dancer with hand sanitizer or wipes to use before and after class. 
  16. The studio will do our best to provide hand sanitizer, supplies permitting, but would appreciate your help in making sure everyone is practicing top notch hand hygiene.
  17. Although dancers and small children are not required to wear a mask, we ask that all parents/caregivers wear masks during drop off/pick up, or any necessary office visits.
  18. We are SO excited to see students back in the studio. If your dancer's class contains more than 12 students, we will organize a rotation (half via Zoom half in person).

Thank you in advance for adhering to these new policies as we begin to move forward in a positive direction with our new normal.

Beginning June 1st, dancers will be allowed to return to classes in the studio!! Registration for Summer Dance Camps is going on now! We are very excited to get into the studio with our students. Class sizes will be limited to 12 and the new guidelines listed above will be in effect for those participating in our Summer Dance Camps. Please check your email regularly for updates. We can't wait to see you in person! 

The Next Step's Studio Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal and Recital have been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These events are to be re-scheduled at a later date if we are able to do so safely. Dance Classes will continue via Zoom through May 30th in order to provide students with 4 weeks of dance classes in the month of May. Stay tuned for more information and stay safe and healthy.

Wear your Recital Costume next week for our last week of classes: Monday May 25th - Saturday, May 30th. 

Families will NOT be charged for Fall Classes in June as normal. We realize these are stressful and uncertain times for families. Our families will be charged August 1st for September classes, in order to save your dancer's spot. You will not pay a fall registration fee and you can change your class schedule at any time. 

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!

Dance Shoes & Class Uniforms - The Next Step has an on-line store for required dance shoes, uniforms for some classes and suggested dance apparel 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. Click the Dress Code link to see if your class has a uniform. Click the shop link to order your required shoes and uniforms now if you haven't already done so.













​The Next Step Dance Studio Event Calendar

Saturday, May 2, 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19 NEW Date TBD
• Dress Rehearsal Spring Recital 

Sunday, May 3, 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19 New Date TBD
• Spring Recital 

Monday, May 18 - Saturday, May 23, 2020
• Recital Costume Curbside Pick-up See Your Email for Details & Pre-Recorded Zoom Class

Monday, May 25, 2020
• The Next Step is OPEN! Wear Your Recital Costume

Monday, May 25 - Saturday May 30, 2020
• Wear Your Recital Costume Last Week Of Classes

Saturday, May 30, 2020
• Dance Classes have been extended through May 30th 

June, July & August 
• Summer Dance Camps - Registration is going on now!