Awards & Scholarships
Beginning in our second season (2016-2017) , Next Level Dance Center is proud to offer scholarships and awards to deserving students each year. Scholarships and awards are chosen by instructor recommendations.
“Values” Scholarships
We select one dancer who best exemplifies each of our values to receive a scholarship equal to tuition for one class.

2017 Sadie Bancroft
2018 Avaea Bacchetta
2019 Jaden Shea
2020 Sarah Mann, Izzi Parrott
2021 Anna Bosman, Victoria Auerbach
2022 Giuliana Gillett, Cora Shea
2023 Mallory Lauer, Alyssa Warns
2024 Meredith Lincoln, Myka White

2017 Ana Ladzinski
2018 Sofija Spasoski
2019 Natalie Albertson
2020 Camila De La Mora
2021 Camryn Holman
2022 Morgan Parker
2023 Kate Latek
2024 Kara Kales, Joe Watson

2017 Nina Franzese, Sofia Heuerman
2018 Erika Long, Anna Bosman
2019 Scarlet Thompson, Parker Rafferty
2020 Bella Akkashian
2021 Isabella Badanjek, Ceci Weber
2022 Claire Latek, Sarah Miller
2023 Chelsea Brooks, Annika Vesprini
2024 Natalie Albertson, Elena Hoang

2017 Sara Taub
2018 Alexandra Sergakis
2019 Ella Brandenberg
2020 Tyler Hill, Ella Potter
2021 Ella Stokes, Yohaan Vinoth
2022 Aly Macmartin
2023 Makenna Schulte, Aubrey Zmick
2024 Mia DiBartolomeo, Ceci Weber

2017 Sophia Potter
2018 Janie Emmert
2019 Isabella VanHemm
2020 Gianna Gottesman, Avella So
2021 Ava Andrus
2022 Marissa Gaiter
2023 Kate Lindsay
2024 Chloe Mullen-Martin, Adele Portocarrero
Most Improved Dancer Awards
We select a “Most Improved Dancer” based on the dancer’s level of commitment, determination, and overall improvement in dance ability.

Mini - Sophia Potter
Junior - Kate Lindsay
Senior - Ella Brandenberg
Tap Company - Iman Chinoy

Mini - Phoebe Barker
Junior - Skye Newberry
Senior - Tessa Said
LevelONE - Jenna Acho
Tap Company - Adison Gerken

Mini - Joanna Watson
Major - Sydney Peiser
Junior - Ariana Dubin
Senior - Lily Shaman
LevelONE - Jaden Shea
Tap Company - Tessa Said

Mini - Alexandra Wood
Junior - Avaea Bacchetta, Avella So
Preteen - Gabriella Mendoza
Teen - Joren Smolinski
Senior - Claire Latek
LevelUP - Dina Kamal
LevelONE - Raya Yulo
Tap Company - Alicia Andrus

Mini - Sloane Silver
Petite - Scarlet Thompson
Junior - Avery Bergman
Preteen - Kit Bloink
Teen - Natalie Albertson
Senior - Alexsandria Debol
LevelONE JR - Oliver Klink
LevelONE SR - Sarah Miller

MIni - Thea Vinoth
- Isabella Moon
Junior - Anna Grazhdani
Teen - Kileigh Dunn
Senior - Milana Crkovski
LevelONE JR - Mary Brush
LevelONE SR - Grace Belanger
Recreational 7 and under - Nadia Muntean
Recreational 8 and up - Kaitlyn Lynady

Mini - Ella Reaume
Petite - Audrey Janz
Junior - Alexa Galati
Preteen - Joanna Watson
Teen - Lila Simpson
Senior - Skye Newberry
LevelONE JR - Adele Portocarrero
LevelONE SR - Kaylee Stong
Recreational 7 and under - Meredith Lincoln
Recreational 8 and up - Ella Hoang

Mini - Annabelle Germain
Petite - Lily Belanger
Junior - Scarlet Thompson
Premiere Jr - Helene Yoon
Premiere Sr - Savannah Jankowski
- Mckenna Molloy
Senior - Camila De La Mora
Recreational 7 and under - Morgan Leman
Recreational 8 and up - Charlotte Fraga
Excellence in Ballet Scholarships
Dancers who exemplified respect and committed to their ballet training throughout the season are awarded this scholarship by our ballet director. The scholarship covers tuition to our ballet intensive in the following summer.

Ella Debrye
Camila De La Mora
Isabela Parrott
Jaden Shea
Joanna Watson
Alexandra Wood

Avery Bergman
Kit Bloink
Gianna Gottesman
Skye Newberry
Elise Rousseau

Dance Participation Awards
All students who attend the full dance year (September through June) receive a dance participation award the last class of the year.

National Dance Honor Society
Next Level Dance Center has been accepted as a Secondary Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. We offer the opportunity for 9th-12th grade students to be recognized for excellence in character and dance arts by meeting the requirements for induction with us to find out more).
Through the NHSDA, NXTL seeks to ensure that dance students have every opportunity to grow and succeed as dancers and people.
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Next Level Dance Center
1925 Heide Drive
Troy, MI, 48084
248 - 688- 9066

Monday: 10:00-8:00
Tuesday: 10:00-8:00
Wednesday: 10:00-8:00
Thursday: 10:00-8:00
Friday: 10:00-12:00
Saturday: 10:00-2:00
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