About Next Step Dance

Michelle Stafford, Rita Allen and Russell Spearman opened Next Step Dance in August of 2008. There was no business plan, prospective, or financial proposal, just a desire to create a home for all dancers. Their goal was to provide professional training to both the experienced, talented dancer and to the new, beginner dancer. With this in mind, they have created a state of the art studio ….. a place to call home.


Mission Statement

NEXT STEP DANCE’S mission is to make available activities that allow students to achieve social, mental and physical skills to compete in a business environment or a private life.  Students will be educated and trained in a variety of venues that promote physical fitness, artistic expression, and competition in a safe, healthy environment.  Our teachers will be highly trained, experienced professional men and women with integrity, skill and responsibility.  Our students will be provided a state-of-the-art curriculum within cost parameter expectations.  We will scrupulously avoid any action that might be incompatible with the public interest and the best interest of our students.

Our Commitments

We are committed to provide only the best in instructors, training, and atmosphere for our students. Our main objective is to help produce young men and women who can go to the next level in their chosen field.  We believe the training in discipline, team work, and dedication they receive from us will help them to achieve success in the dance world or private sector.

Important Dates

  • Company Auditions 2024
  • Last Day of 2023-24 Fall/Spring Season
  • 2024 End of the Year Revue
  • Studio Closed – Session Break
  • Summer Session


  • 2024 End of the Year Revue
  • Streetz Nationals – Intermix Company


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