Summer Program Registration Open NOW! DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2019

1626 Capital Circle Northeast, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, United States

(850) 815-1462


Classes forming now! 

Contact us below to sign up!

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Classes forming now! 

Contact us below to sign up!

About Us

About Our Studio

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We love the Arts. Singing, Dancing, Acting, all together or separately, it is powerful. The Arts have the ability to encourage our youth to think differently about themselves, to push through obstacles, and emerge as strong and confident leaders. We encourage our youth to grow closer and stronger in our community through community involvement. We have our youth working with community and family members building sets, learning to design and work sound and lights, making costumes, painting props/sets for performances and other activities. These are treasured moments spent together, that otherwise would have slipped away. So, what makes The Next Step different? Under-served youth and adults have a voice through our performing arts program. They bring their background and identity to a world-class art-making process. The performances break down ethnic, gender, and age stereotypes about who can inspire, create, perform, and contribute to the further development of the performing arts. On stage, and in front of an audience, our young artists know who they are and what they have to say matters.

Meet Millie!

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Choreographer, Director and Educator, with over 35 years’ experience, and offering dynamic contributions and solid achievements in the arts. Focused on delivering successful results in the creative, educational and business field.  When it comes to the arts, creating magic, both during the process and in the final product is most important. Millie is passionate about the work she does with children. She is a mentor, trusted advisor, motivator and possesses peerless detailed knowledge and skills pertaining to success in the field of performing arts.


●Knowledge of American Theatre

●Dance knowledge and technique

●Acting and Directing

●Music Theatre

●Show Choir choreography

●Educational development

●Creative designs

●Dramatic Arts.


Millie was very instrumental in developing the Performing Arts curriculum for Leon High School (LHS):

  ●Lead instructor of the LHS’s 

Musical Theatre Program

●Co-sponsor, LHS International 

Thespian society

●Choreographer for all LHS vocal ensembles, choirs and show choirs

●Developer, choreographer and 

director of LHS Dance Program

 (130 average students annually)

●LHS Dance team Creator,

 Director and Choreographer

●Director and Choreographer

 LHS Musicals (35 years)

●LHS Cheerleader Director, 

Faculty sponsor and Choreographer

●“The Grand Reunion” LHS 100 year celebration, Special Event Coordinator and Entertainment Director

●Director and Coordinator of 

LHS Black History celebrations

●Choregrapher of LHS Senior Awards 

and Banquet celebrations.


Millie Seckel prior owner and chief proprietor of “The Center Stage Musical Dance Productions”, a premiere performing arts studio for young adults and children. 


She also Created, Directed and choreographed the Amos P. Godby High School Dance Team, Choreographer for Bowl Games of America, Gator Bowl Halftime shows, Directed and Choreographed for The Leaf Theatre in Quincy Florida.


“I have enjoyed my 30+ years as a professional performer, but my real joy comes in the work I do helping the young and the young at heart make their magic in the spotlight when they take The Next Step.”  Millie Seckel


Professional Affiliations; Member of the Florida Association for Theatre Educators (FATE), Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified International Wedding & Event Planner

Our Values

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We Believe That:


•  Art defines us

• Performing Arts education provides unique cooperative learning opportunities that include problem solving, project based learning, critical thinking, goal setting,

 and time management.


• The audition and interview process

 is fundamental to our success.


• Arts enrich all human endeavors by bridging differences among people.


• That student’s deserve contemporary technical and performance based 

hands on training.


• That an environment that promotes student learning and encourages 

the creative process is physically, intellectually, and emotionally safe.


• That student’s progress should be monitored to ensure their personal and educational success.


• That good teaching practice recognizes and addresses the various ways by which students learn.


• That leadership, citizenship, and ethics are a part of every student’s 

learning experience.


• That creative freedom and rigorous discipline are fundamental to

 student success


• We believe in the uniqueness of each individual and encourage 

his or her greatest potential.


• We are dedicated to technical proficiency, creativity and

 high quality results


• We nurture a spirit of belonging and foster understanding among 

diverse communities.


• We take good care of our precious Gems entrusted to us.

Class Schedule

Mondays

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Mondays

9:00 - 10:00 am Zumba (High school/Adult)  

3:30 - 4:30 Ballet 1st- 4th grade  

4:30 - 5:30 Ballet Pre K-Kinder 

5:30 - 6:30 Ballet 5th- 8th grade 

6:30 - 7:30 Ballet High school/Adult

Tuesdays

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Tuesdays

3:45 - 5:15  Musical Theatre 1st-5th grade 

4:45 - 5:45  Hip Hop 6th- 8th grade  

6:30-7:30   Dancical (High school/Adult) 

Wednesdays

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Wednesdays

3:30 - 4:30 Jazz/Tap 1st-5th grade  

4:30 - 5:30 Jazz/Tap 6th-8th grade  

5:30 - 6:30 Zumba (High school/Adult)  

6:30 - 7:30 Jazz/Tap  High school 

Thursdays

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Thursdays

3:45 - 4:45 Hip Hop 1st - 5th Grade 

4:45 - 6:45 Musical Theatre 6th-8th Grade

6:30- 7:30  Zumba

Fridays

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Fridays

3:30 - 4:30 Lyrical Dance High School

4:30 - 5:30 Lyrical Dance Middle School

5:30 - 6:30 Dance for Dudes Middle-High 

6:30 -7:30 Zumba

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The Next Step Performing Arts Studio

1626 Capital Circle Northeast, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, United States

850-815-1462

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