About Us

     Next Generation Dance, formerly known as Carol Young School of Dance, has served the community for over 60 years.  Although you can still find Carol tapping her way into the classroom to instruct the young dancers, her daughters, Paula Carlyle and Sharon Hundley, are now co-owners of the new and improved Next Generation Dance.  We are a studio that specializes in tap, jazz, acro, lyrical/contemporary, ballet and hip-hop.  All classes are taught by professionally trained teachers who love passing along their techniques to the next generation.   
     Paula brings to the studio many years of professional dance training, vast performances, and teaching experience.  Some of her performances include Radio City Rockettes, Starlight Express, Walt Disney World, tours on the Queen Elizabeth II and many shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She has worked with such stars as Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, Gregory Hines, Nell Carter, Ben Stein, Carol Lawrence, and director Adam Shankman.  Paula's choreography can be seen on cruise ships both here in the United States and internationally. She has received many choreography awards for her work here at Next Generation Dance.                                                                                                                             

    Sharon has worn many hats here at NGD: dancer, teacher, Classroom Director, and now Business Manager.  Her expertise is evident in our acro program.  Sharon has trained extensively in power tumbling and earned a gold medal in the USTA World Championships.  Her daughter, Amelia, is also a part of the acro program.  Amelia is a member of the USA National Gymnastic Team and helped the team win a gold medal at this year's Pan American Games.  They are very excited to be a part of the NGD family again and can't wait to share their love and passion for dance with the community.
     Next Generation Dance currently offers classes for competitive and non-competitive dancers of all ages.  We want all students from beginner to the most advanced dancer to feel like NGD is their home away from home.  Performance opportunities are available for all students.
     We are proud to have many students who have gone on to perform professionally, choreograph, and teach.   You can find several of our students performing locally at King's Island throughout the year.  Many other students are currently training in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and at top conservatory and university programs throughout the country.  Several of our teachers were former students now sharing their extensive knowledge and training with NGD.  If you would like to be part of our award winning studio, please contact us.  We would love to have you be a part of the NGD family! 


Carol Young, Paula Carlyle, Sharon Hundley, Johanna McClain, Kayla Rice, Amelia Hundley, Hannah Rose, Carrie Proffitt-Boyle, Sara Allen,  Hannah Marcum, Debbie Martin, Deja Miller, DeDe Coomer, Julianne DeClerk, Emily Mays