Founded in 2008, Next Step Dance Studio of Staten Island, NY is dedicated to providing quality dance instruction to children of all ages (2 through 99!), boys and girls. We offer 3 beautifully air conditioned rooms, one with a professional Marley dance floor. Our staff is knowledgeable and professionally trained, some of which are also teachers for the NYC public school system. Our award winning competition team competes in competitions such as Starpower, Starbound, Dance Xplosion, and other valued competitions. We take great pride in our students and are very proud of those who have gone off to college with confidence in themselves in whatever they wish to accomplish! Current students have auditioned and been accepted to La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts, Mark Twain Middle School for Gifted & Talented and the Rutgers Jr. Knights Dance Team.
Next Step Dance Studio is directed by Linda Dolan. Linda grew up as a dancer in the competition world, and won many awards as part of a prestigious competition team. After graduation, she went on to train in Manhattan’s Broadway Dance Center and continued on in their Work Study Program. She has been teaching for over 10 years and has experience with all ages and class levels. She believes that dance is for everyone and that with proper technical training, anyone can improve and work towards their goals at his/her own pace. We offer many programs of study, and urge you to explore our site and find the one that is the right fit for you and your schedule.