Located in Frisco, Tx. Next Step Dance was founded by Award Winning Choreographer and Director Michelle Stafford in 2008. Our goal at Next Step Dance is to be an integral part of helping produce young dancers strong in mind, body and spirit.
If you have been looking for a great activity for your children that is not only physical, but is a WHOLE body experience (mind, body and soul) - then Next Step Dance is the perfect fit.
We have classes that cover all dance disciplines! We have Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and the list goes on. We have an extensive schedule of classes that fits almost all schedules. AND - if you need a class that does not fit into your busy schedule - we have individual taught lessons as well.
In addition - if you would like an adult class for YOU - we have wonderful Hip Hop, Ballet and Yoga classes available (child care is offered as well).
SUMMER 2013 SCHEDULE!
Summer 2013 starts July 1st - but you can register now! No registration fees.
For pricing click here
Next Step Dance Performing Arts studio alone has been awarded over $500,000 in colleges scholarships in the past two years including two four-year full ride scholarships.
This amazing organization is changing lives.
Please consider a 2013 donation or a monthly donation - something as little as $5-$10 a month makes a big difference in our dancers' lives.
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NYC Dance Alliance Foundation
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Deborah Abrams teaches Adult Yoga for all levels on Mondays at 8:30 AM and
Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM
Dayna Meixell teaches Adult Ballet on
Wednesdays at 10 AM
We now offer childcare during our morning adult classes. Just contact the studio a week in advance to schedule. The cost is $5 per child per session.
Nick Gomez and Montana Michniak dance at the NYCDA Bright Nights Shining Stars Gala
Joe Lanteri MC's the Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala
Recipient of the NYCDAF
AMBASSADOR FOR THE ARTS AWARD
Bright Lights Shining Stars was a Star-Studded evening of song and dance to Benefit the NYC Dance Alliance College Scholarship Foundation. Montana Michniak and & Nick Gomez were guest performers at the star-studded event. The foundation is dedicated to promoting education and investing in the next gerneration of professional artists, by offering scholarships for secondary and college education. Iconic, Mikhail Baryshnikov was awarded the "Ambassador For the Arts" Award. We were all humbled by the incredible support and ongoing generious gifts from the NYCDAF. It demostrates that we collectively recogonize the need to both promote and invest in the educations of young artists.
From Left to Right: Barb Michniak, Montana Michniak, Joe Lanteri, Nick Gomez and Reilly Johannsen
During our visit to NYC, Reilly Johannsen & Montana Michniak also auditioned for College Scholarship monies through NYCDAF. We are proud to announce that Reilly Johannsen was awarded $5000 to use at the college of her choice and Montana Michniak was awarded $10,000 to use towards the college of her choice.
Quote from Montana Michniak about this life-changing experience::
"NYC was a very refreshing experience. Seeing old friends, rehearsing for hours, and dancing my heart out. Each time I dance I feel so blessed for every opportunity that it's brough into my life. My dreams are quickly becoming reality as the summer's rewards continue to unravel. I owe my heart, respect, life and thanks to this amazing art form. It is truly mind opening and has been life changing. Thank you so very much to everyone who has participated in my dream thus far in my life."
New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) Nationals continues to be an experience of a lifetime for our dancers. The incredible opportunities and unique experiences from Broadway show auditions, TV show auditions, college auditions, college scholarships, Ailey Workshop, Radio City auditions, master classes, Outstanding Dancer Program.
The National Championship includes the best dancers from across the United States, Canada and abroad. We are so very proud of each and every one of your dancers.
Examples of some exciting things that happened:
Our Mini's group dance "Cooties" made it to the final Mini/Junior Gala.
Our Mini Tap Trio won 4th overall in the finals.
Our Junior Jazz & Tap Trios won 1st & 4th overall.
Our Junior Jazz Line Dance "No Can Do" made it to final Mini Jr Gala
Our Teen Lyrical Duet won 2nd overall in the finals.
Teen Tap Trio won 7th overall in the finals.
Our Senior Tap Trio won first overall in the finals &
our Senior Lyrical Trio won 3rd overall in the finals.
We had several dancers from every age group make it to the top 15 and above in the Outstanding Dancer Program.
Including: Tea Devereaux, Paisley Norburg, Jayce Appleton, Rebecca Troyak, Montana Michniak & Nick Gomez.
It boiled down to a little over 100 OD's in each age group. All this doesn't include the Choreography Awards, Costume & Showmanship Awards.
The four hour college scholarship audition offered to all dancers who just completed their Junior and Senior Year in high school; included University of the Arts, Point Park University, Marymount University & Mercyhurst College.
We are proud to announce that Nick Gomez was offered $10,000 per year for 4 years of college scholarship money from Point Park University and University of the Arts.
Montana Michniak was offered $10,000 per year for 4 years to Marymount Manhattan, University of the Arts & Mercyhurst. Montana was also awarded a 4 year full ride College Scholarship to Point Park University.
This doesn't include the NYCDA College Scholarship offers that each of them will be able to audition for at the "Bright Lights Shining Stars" Gala on September 5, 2012.
So far the talley for college scholarships not including what might happen on September 5, 2012 for the past two years for our students adds up to over $400,000. Not including Cody Berkeley's 4 year full ride in 2011 and Montana Michniak's 4 year full ride this year.
Way to go NSD!!!!!
Montana Michniak hugs Joe Lanteri from NYCDA after receiving a full 4-year ride scholarship to Point Park University
NYCDA Scholarship Foundation has made such a difference to many of our NSD dancers. Please consider giving to this most worthy of causes to help out talented dancers reach their dreams.
Next Step Dance has once again raised a significant amount for the NYCDA Scholarship Program. NSD came in 2nd this year with our donations and more are coming in daily. Please consider a monthly donation - something as little as $5-$10 a month makes a big difference in our dancers' lives.
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the Showtime International 2011 National Champions!
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