Senior Competition Students were chosen to Perform in the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade again this year.   They wore yellow with the Spirit of America dance team.

The #NSDELITE Competition Teams take home top honors at every competition. During a recent competition season, NSD took home "Studio Sportsmanship Award" at every competition.  This is only given to one dance studio for the entire weekend. 

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 taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, ABT, and Steps on Broadway.

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 2023 were held in May.  Our next auditions will be held in June 2023.  Start training now!

Like Next Step Dance on Facebook and Instagram @thenextstepnc to see pictures and videos from past competitions and conventions. 


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