About Us

Next Step Dance Studio was founded in 1996 by Miss Terri Sinani.  In 2023, sisters – Stacy Tuschl & Jamie Cook, took over ownership of Next Step Dance Studio.  Stacy & Jamie come to this venture with a deep passion for the arts and a commitment to maintaining the high standards of excellence that Miss Terri Sinani has established over the years.  We believe that a dance studio should be more than just a place to learn dance; it should be a hub for building lasting friendships and a strong sense of community.  We are so excited to continue this journey with all of the Next Step families.

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 Team

Management & Office Staff:

Jamie - Owner

Stacy - Owner

Jacq - Dance Manager

Anna - Office Manager

Elizabeth - Admin Staff

Najwa - Front Desk


Miss Stephanie

Miss Sonya

Miss Ellen

Miss Kristina

Miss Morghan

Miss Maya

Miss Laura