Congratulations to our choreography award winning instructors during the 2023 Competition Season!

​We are ready for the 2024 Competition Season now.


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Our dedicated dancers and innovative choreographers work hard throughout the season to bring only the best routines to the stage and we are proud to be one of the most well-rounded and competitive studios in our area.

Over the years our teachers have been awarded multiple choreography awards and our routines are consistently recognized by the judges with diamond, platinum, high gold and special awards. NSD consistently places in the top five for overalls, along with many students winning scholarship's.

In addition to competing, our teams perform within the community, further their dance education through workshops and conventions, and participate in service projects throughout the year. We also foster a positive environment within the studio with team building events and opportunities for mentorship.   We have performed at Disney, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and appeared at multiple sporting events, local parades, & community events along with local and regional television appearances.    Students have taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, ABT, Steps on Broadway, and the Rockette Experience.

Our unique competition company structure makes competitive dance at Next Step a rewarding and positive experience for the dancers and their parents. Contact us today  at (704) 786-STEP for more information on becoming a part of our outstanding competition team. Competition Auditions for 2025 will be held the week of June 17th.  If you are new to the area or just missed tryouts email us for an in-class audition at

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