About Us

Serving the youth of southern Milwaukee County for more than 20 years, Next Step Dance Studio offers a variety of recreational classes for ages 18 months and up and competitive dance classes for ages 7 to 18. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and acro. Our studio at 3501 W. Ryan Road in Franklin, features three classrooms with mirrored walls and floating dance floors to protect the physical well-being of our students.

Our lobby has observation windows into the classrooms and a boutique offering dance shoes, tights, leotards and other dance apparel. Our teachers have college degrees in dance and/or professional dance experience. Our goals include helping our students to become better dancers and better people.

Thru dance, our students have the opportunity to build self-confidence and time management skills as they learn to work hard to reach their dance goals. We are very proud of the Next Step dancers, who have earned college scholarships based on both their dance skills and their academic achievements. Come dance with us!

Our Staff



Office & Social Media Staff


Office Manager


Miss Maya


Miss Katie


Miss Greta

Miss Stephanie


Miss Sonya

Miss Jacq

Miss Ellen

Miss Laura

Miss Morghan

What We Believe


At Next Step, our mission is to provide students with individual attention and learning opportunities, building self-esteem and confidence as they work on their dance skills. Our teachers appreciate the opportunity to share our love of dance with our students and believe that the dedication, work ethic, and discipline developed in the dance studio are important in all aspects of life.


Happy Parents and Dancers

My daughters (now 12 and 9) have been dancing at Next Step Dance Studio since the age of 3. The studio provides a unique experience for each of my very different dancers and delivers an education customized to their needs.

- Claudine Hoverson

Happy Parents and Dancers

My daughter is on her 9th-year at NSDS. She has grown into a wonderful young lady and the NSDS teachers have been apart of that. Her love and technique for dance continues to grow and has given her confidence in all aspects of her life. Thank you!

- Amy Miller Hajdasz

Happy Parents and Dancers

My kids love dance teacher at NSDS. They like coming here and enjoy dancing. As a parent I like the ambience and dance quality.

- Kusuma YV