Dedicated. Positive. Passionate.

Next Step Dance ~ Springfield, OR


Our Philosophy

The mission of Next Step Dance is to provide excellent dance education in a caring environment, which encourages the growth and development of the individual while developing the character qualities to last a lifetime.


Next Step Dance is the practice location for dancers within the Sheldon Colleens Inc. program.  Sheldon Colleens Inc. is a non-profit that provides dance team opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school aged dancers.


Next Step Dance is owned and operated by Hillary McClintick.  Hillary offers weekly classes in Hall B at the Emerald Square Dance Center in Springfield, OR.  Private lessons are offered at her home studio, and she regularly travels to work with teams for instruction and choreography.


Don’t just do it; Do it right!


Above all, dancing should be fun! You dance because it is part of who you are; you dance because you love it!  Next Step Dance believes in the value of hard work.


Work Hard ~ Have Fun!


Training your body requires focused practice and persistence. Attention to detail is important when training your muscles as a dancer. Always giving your best effort while maintaining a positive and focused attitude will produce the results you seek.

Owner & Instructor


Hillary McClintick

Hillary McClintick has been teaching and choreographing since 1995.  She has had the pleasure of coaching and choreographing for many middle school, high school, and collegiate dance teams throughout Oregon since 1999.  Hillary desires to help young dancers find the confidence to believe in themselves and work hard to achieve their goals.

  • 1999-2003: Instructor, NDA & NCA Dance and Cheer Camps

  • 2003 – Present: Instructor, Thunderbird Dance Camp

  • 2004 – Present: Head Coach, Sheldon Colleens

  • 2007 – Present: Next Step Dance choreography, training, and instruction

  • 2010 – Present: Sheldon Colleens Inc. Junior and Middle School Teams

  • 2018 – Present: University of Oregon Dance Team Coach



Sophie Wollmuth


Step 1 Technique

Step 1 Jazz

​Sophie Wollmuth has been dancing for the past 15 years and teaching since 2018. She was trained in Hillsboro, Oregon and is currently a part of the University of Oregon Dance team. Sophie is very excited to work with students at Next Step Dance and be a part of their dance training!

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Sadie Schreiter


Step 3 Turns

Step 3 Jazz

Sadie Schreiter has been dancing for 11 years. She grew up in Portland, OR and has been a part of the dance team community since 2010.  Sadie is a senior at the University of Oregon where is a captain on the University of Oregon Dance team and majoring in Public Relations.  As a previous substitute, Sadie is excited for the opportunity to now work with the dancers weekly.

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Jianna Rice


Pom 2

Contemporary 1 & 2

I trained as a competitive gymnast for 11 years before discovering my love for dance. I am now a senior on the Sheldon Colleen’s dance team. I am honored and delighted to have the opportunity to share all I’ve learned, and to grow along side the talented, young dancers at Next Step!

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Elleot Gordon


Hip Hop 1

Jazz 2

First Steps Dance 

Little Steps Jazz & Funk

Elleot Gordon danced on the Irish Middle School Dance Team and then the Sheldon High School dance team for all four years of high school. Elleot was the team captain her senior year and led her team to two championship wins in both Novelty and Kick. She is studying Social Science at Lane before transferring to the University of Oregon. Elleot is very excited to train with students at Next Step and be part of the Next Step Dance Family!

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Alyssa Marstall


Little Steps Jazz

Step 1 Pom

Alyssa started studio dancing at the age of 3 and hasn't stopped! She both danced and cheered at the Varsity level throughout high school at South Albany High School in Albany, Oregon.  Alyssa attends the University of Oregon is on the University of Oregon Dance Team.  She has been instructing and choreographing for multiple different studios and middle school dance and cheer teams since 2018.

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Sofia Torgerson



Sofia Torgerson has been dancing since she was three years old at New Vision Dance Center. A 2021 graduate, Sophia has joined the University of Oregon Competitive Dance Team.  She has been teaching young dancers since 2019 in various styles.  Sofia is looking forward to seeing the students learn and grow throughout each season and express their love of dance!


Samantha Curtiss



Samantha Curtiss is a senior at Sheldon High School and an active member of the Sheldon Colleens Dance Team. She is excited to invest in our young dancers helping them grow and develop at Next Step!