Our artistic director, Courtney Daniels, a former NFL cheerleader, Division 1 college dance team coach, experienced choreographer, reputable high school performing arts department chair/director and dance instructor for over 30 years has led our second-to-none staff of accredited educators, professional dancers and true master teachers for over 16 seasons. Our students train and network with professional dancers from Broadway, Philadelphia Ballet, Philadanco, the Eagles Cheerleaders, Sixers dancers and dancers who have appeared on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance."
At Next Stage we understand that every child has a voice. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable space for those voices to be heard through the expression of movement. Research shows that artistic expression is invaluable to the developing child. At Next Stage our mission is to nurture and cultivate our students' stories and talents through dance.
From the most dedicated student who one day dreams of a career in dance, to our recreational students looking to move and forge lasting friendships, we are committed to providing a fun experience in which all students of all ages and abilities can learn and feel a sense of achievement.
We have two, newly renovated locations in both Mount Laurel and Barrington.
We are, and have always been,
committed to SAFE training.
We provide sprung, floating floors in all four studios. In addition, our teachers are dance professionals who have degrees in dance and follow our established curriculum, developed over our 15 years in operation. We are proud to be one of the ONLY local studios who has a physical therapist on staff who provides workshops and training on safe training and injury prevention awareness. With two convenient locations, we offer a multitude of scheduling and commitment options.
At Next Stage students are placed at their appropriate skill and age level, regardless of the years that they have been dancing with us, and/or their participation or non-participation in our company. Students who are in our company track and students who are not, are integrated in the same classes, with the same teacher and dance with one another. We are committed to providing the most comprehensive training for our students; mind, body and soul. ALL students are given the same attention, focus and investment from our staff, regardless of the track they decide to pursue.