Welcome to Next Generation Dance Studio! We are very excited to hear that you are interested in our dance program. More information can be found below.
2020 Dance Recital has been moved to August 22nd!
2020-2021 Dance Classes will begin on September 7th, 2020!
45-60 minutes $40/month
60-90 minutes $65/month
2nd Class add $36/month
3rd Class add $32/month
4th Class add $28/month
Family Plan is $160/month and includes all weekly classes and siblings.
(Additional costs for Performance Troupe Group and Small Group classes)
Between Friends Art Center Gift Shop has an entire section of the store dedicated to dance wear and shoes. We constantly keep ourselves stocked with Leotards, Tights (in Black, Suntan, and Ballet Pink), Costumes, Tap Shoes, Ballet Slippers, Jazz Shoes, and fun accessories in Adult and Youth sizes.
If we are out of a size you are looking for simply let us know, and we can order it for you!
Ariel began dancing at the age of three at Studio One for Dancers in Oakland, ME. Here, she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and gymnastics. She began attending the Maine Dance Teacher’s workshops as an assistant teacher in 2005 and now attends the workshops throughout the year as an active member and Board Member. Ariel has also attended workshops all over the world taught by the likes of Sonya Tayeh (SYTYCD), Gregg Russell (Emmy nominated tap choreographer), Chris Jacobsen (Co-Founder of The Dance Sessions), Rhee Gold, and Gina Hatch (Rockette and Disney dancer.)
After high school, Ariel attended the University of Maine in Orono. She choreographed and danced in many Showcases and participated multiple times in the American Collegiate Dance Festival across New England. She also danced in Robinson Ballet’s 2012 Spring Show and was a part of The Federation Dance Company in London, England 2010-11. Ariel has performed in the Waterville Opera House Musical productions of Joseph, the US Premier of Fame Forever and also acted as dance captain in Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, and the Little Mermaid. She recently choreographed their production of Wizard of Oz. In the summer she is also a dance instructor for the Maine Arts Camp held at Colby College. Ariel has taught dance classes in England, Ireland and across the state of Maine. This will be her ninth year teaching at Next Generation Dance Studio, Sixth year as Artistic Director and first year as owner of Between Friends.
At the age of three, Erin began dance at the Young Americans Dance Center in Waterville, ME. Throughout her fifteen years dancing there she took tap, clogging, lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop classes. She also helped assist classes as she advanced. Erin graduated from the University of Maine in Orono where she minored in dance. She had had the opportunity to participate in the tap, hip-hop, and dance clubs at the University, as well as assist a jazz class. She was a member of the American Collegiate Dance Association and traveled to schools throughout New England to participate in the annual festival. Erin is excited to return to Next Generation Dance Studio for her fifth year teaching!