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Come see the Next Step join in Danville's Tree Lighting Parade, Friday, November 26th, Downtown Danville.

The Next Step Studios will be closed Monday, November 22 - Saturday, November 27, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving Break. We are so thankful to all our families for their support of NSDS, local businesses and the arts. 

Ballet Demonstration and Contra Costa Food Drive - Monday, December 6th and Saturday, December 11th, 2021. One parent is invited to observe your regularly scheduled ballet class. Please bring a canned food donation for the Contra Costa Food Drive. Looking forward to this festive NSDS holiday tradition. 

Next Step Safety Guidelines:

  1. Only 16 dancers will be allowed to enter the studio for class. 
  2. Students may bring one ziplock bag with bottled water and cell phone if needed.
  3. Dance shoes needed for the lesson should be placed in a separate gallon size 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. Each dancer's temperature will be taken with an infrared thermometer upon entry to the studio, then we will give each student one pump of hand sanitizer.
  6. Dancers will stand 6 feet apart at all times, whether inside or outside 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.
  7. We kindly ask all dancers to please wear a mask in class. If your dancer cannot wear a mask for health reasons, please notify your instructor. Everyone must wear a mask when arriving and leaving camp. NSDS Staff members ARE required to wear a mask at all times. 
  8. Our staff will rigorously disinfect all surfaces touched by the dancers after each class.
  9. 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.
  10. Parents are welcome to come into the studio with a mask on to speak to our office staff during office hours if necessary, however it’s best if all communications are through email or phone. 
  11. The lobbies and waiting areas at all studios will be closed. Dancers will only enter the studio when the lesson begins.
  12. 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.
  13. If possible, please send your dancer with hand sanitizer or wipes to use before and after class.
  14. 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.
  15. We are SO excited to see students back in the studio. 

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!

Dance Shoes & Class Uniforms - The Next Step has an on-line store for required dance shoes and uniforms for some classes, plus 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. Please click this Next Step Store link to order your required shoes and uniforms now if you haven't already done so.

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 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

Dance Classes are being taught in person 
• Please see our new safety guidelines in our news section 

Friday, November 26th, 2021

• Tree Lighting Parade - Downtown Danville

Monday, November 22nd, - Saturday, November 27th, 2021

• Thanksgiving Break - Classes resume Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday, December 6th, & Saturday, December 11th, 2021

• Ballet Demonstrations & Contra Costa Food Drive @ Grange Hall and Village Shopping Center

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

• Holiday Frozen Show - San Ramon Valley High School Theater

Younger Company Dance Teams plus Performance Tap, Teen Wednesday and Teen Thursday Performance Teams, Tippy Toes and Mini Pom.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 - Saturday, January 8th, 2022

• Winter Break - Classes resume Monday, January 10th, 2022

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

• Performance Teams @Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Monday, April 4th, through Saturday, April 9th, 2022

• Spring Break - Classes resume Monday, April 11th, 2022

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

• Company Team Tap Workshops @ Grange

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

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

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

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

• Company Team Tap Auditions @ Grange

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

• Company Team Audition Workshops 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

• Studio Picture Day for Recital 

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

• Company Team Auditions

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

• Dress Rehearsal for Next Step Spring Recital (tentative)

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

• Next Step Spring Recital 2022 (tenative) 

Classes continue through May 14th, 2022

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

• Performance Team Audition Workshops

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

• Performance Team Auditions

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

• Last Day of Classes

Monday, May 16th, 2022

• NEW Teams Announced - Contracts Emailed Home

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

• Mandatory Team Parent Meetings via Zoom 

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

• Company Team Registration @ Village

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

• Mini, Junior and Tap Performance Team Registration @ Village

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

• Teen Wednesday and Thursday Performance Team Registration @ Village