the next stage dance &
drama academy

About Us

The Next Stage provides a friendly and comfortable environment that focuses on confidence building, the nurturing of performance skills and the development of mentoring relationships with students of all ages. Our staff consists of accredited educators, professional ballerinas from the PA Ballet, members of Philadanco, Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and dancers who have appeared on FOX's"So You Think You Can Dance." Being an educator for the past thirteen years and a certified school psychologist, our director, Ms. Courtney Daniels, thoroughly trains the Next Stage staff to utilize teaching methodology that is based off of child development principles and successful educational learning strategies. As a result, our staff is able to offer our students safe and efficient training that results in expert skill development and confidence building. In addition, Ms. Daniels, an experienced choreographer and reputable high school performing arts department chair/director, emphasizes the importance of commitment and discipline in the study of dance; however, understands the value of offering cooperative and flexible training options to allow our older students a well-rounded high school experience.

The Next Stage provides our students with a wealth of performance opportunities. All students are invited to perform in our annual Spring Showcase; a fun, family event enjoyed by all ages. Our performance company has had the honor of performing at the Orange Bowl in Miami with a select group of dancers from all over the country. In addition, over the years our dancers have appeared at many other local events and recently ranked first overall at “StarboundNational Talent Competition” in 2012. Students ages 12 and up are encouraged to participate in our annual dance festival, Project Dance, cosponsored with Paul VI High School.

Visit us at the NEXT STAGE and see for yourself how, in an area inundated with dance studios on every corner, our studio stands out. Don’t you think it’s time to Step into the Next Stage?

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