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

Instructor: Ashli Horrell

  • 2017 - 2018: NDA Instructor

  • 2017 - Present: University of Oregon Dance Team

  • Present: Instructor @ Dance House, Napa Valley, CA

  • Present: Instructor @ Next Step Dance, Springfield, OR

  • Present: Instructor @ All That Dance, Eugene, OR

  • Present: JV Coach, Sheldon High School Dance Team

Instructor: Hannah Darco

  • Present: Assistant Coach, Sheldon High School Dance Team


EMAIL: nextstepdance@comcast.net                 

PHONE: 541.337.3367

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hall B, 2095 Yolanda Ave. Springfield, OR 97477

MAILING ADDRESS: 1136 S. 40th Ct. Springfield, OR 97478