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About Us

Our Mission

Next Step Dance Studio of Harrison (formerly Deborah Moore Academy of Dance) was founded in 1997, in Harrison, Arkansas, and continues to thrives to this day.

With more than twenty five years of teaching experience, dance is our way of life. To give a child the gift of dance is to provide them with an experience that will enhance their entire life. It is a wonderful artistic outlet which not only cultivates creativity and harnesses talent, but teaches the value of both discipline and perseverance.

Our staff takes their role in sharing this gift very seriously, and are mindful of their own ability to build character and self esteem in the children they welcome into their classrooms.

In short, our mission is to provide a positive and productive learning environment for your child, and to build the experiences and memories that they will carry with them throughout their lives, and help to shape the person they will become.

Our Staff

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Kylie Thompson

Owner/Director

Kylie purchased DMAD this past June and is excited about bringing her love of dance to her students. Kylie has been dancing since the age of two and has worked with Deborah Moore for 13 years. Kylie attends numerous workshops and conventions yearly and has received many rewards for her talents. She received a Judges Choice Choreography Award from Spotlight Dance at Hot Springs with a Lyrical piece. She was also a member of the Deborah Moore Academy of Dance Competition team for 10 years.

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Rebecca Rinn

Instructor

Rebecca Rinn, a native of Wisconsin, has studied the art of dance since the age of two, receiving much of her education at Milwaukee Ballet School through both their pre-professional program and summer intensive. Her professional career began at the age of 13 when she was hand-selected by guest choreographer Lisa de Ribere to perform as a soloist in Milwaukee Ballet's brand new production of The Nutcracker. She also performed with Touch Dance Ensemble out of Chicago, IL under the direction of Fletcher Nickerson and studied dance education at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Additionally she has performed in productions such as The Magical World of Kirby VanBurch, Jersey Nights, Dancing Queen and is currently an equestrian performer and aerialist with Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. For the last 10 years Rebecca has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, and pom-pon and is excited to bring her expertise to Next Step Dance Studio.

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Rhonda Prouty

Coordinator

Rhonda has been with Next Step Dance Studio for 17 years. Rhonda is a former pianist at First Christain Church and entertainer at Dogpatch USA from 1980-1983; pianist, character and magic show assistant.

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Lakyn Waters

Instructor
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Ryan Oswalt

Instructor
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Madison Oswalt

Coordinator
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