Our artistic director, Courtney Daniels, a former NFL cheerleader, Division 1 college dance team coach, experienced choreographer and reputable high school performing arts department chair/director, has been teaching dance for over 27 years.
Our staff consists of accredited educators and professional dancers. Our staff has included professional dancers from PA Ballet, Philadanco, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, 76ers and Wings and dancers who have appeared on FOX's"So You Think You Can Dance."
Since 2008, The Next Stage has provided a friendly and comfortable environment that focuses on confidence building, the nurturing of performance skills and the development of teacher-student mentoring. Being a professional educator for over eighteen years and a certified school psychologist, our director, Ms. Courtney Daniels, has assembled a curriculum that utilizes teaching methodologies based in child development principles and successful educational learning strategies. As a result, our staff provides safe and efficient training that results in expert skill development and confidence building.
At The 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 The Next Stage we are committed to nurturing and cultivating 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.