Step into Dance

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Step Into Dance

Step into Dance, a partnership between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance, is the UK's largest fully inclusive secondary school dance programme, providing extra-curricular classes and performance opportunities to 200 mainstream and SEN schools per year across London and Essex. Since its creation in 2007, the programme has provided high-quality dance education to over 50,000 young people.

Our mission statement:

VISION: Our vision is a world where young dancers have the energy, the commitment, the team spirit and thoughtfulness to be positive and creative members of society. A world in which differences are celebrated and all are equally valued.  
OUR MISSION: Our mission is to nurture self-confidence, self-belief, self-discipline and respect for others through the medium of high quality dance teaching and performance, so that all young people are able to realise their creative potential.
OUR VALUES: Step into Dance is inspired by the values of its funder, Sir Jack Petchey CBE, who epitomises the saying ‘If you think you can, you can!’ 

The Jack Petchey Foundation

Established in 1999, the Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people in London and Essex. The major focus of their work is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme operating in almost 2,000 schools and youth organisations. Other major programmes include a focus on public speaking, youth arts, sports and personal development.
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The Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is the world's leading dance education provider. It promotes the understanding and practice of dance by training teachers and students, and by providing examinations to reward achievement. The RAD have approximately 14,000 members in 85 countries, of which over 8,000 are registered teachers. Although classical ballet is at its heart, the RAD offer classes in a diverse range of dance forms.
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Step into Dance follows the Health & Safety and Safeguarding procedures established by the Royal Academy of Dance.

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