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Step Live Festival

24 June 2019 – Southbank Centre – Clore Ballroom

11am – 5pm


Bringing cultures, styles and people together through a celebration of dance


This year, the Step Live Festival is back, as an all-day event at the Southbank Centre’s, Clore Ballroom on 24 June.


The festival will feature appearances by Step Companies, school groups from across London and Essex as well as a performance with live music by our newly created Step Beyond Company. There will be solo commissions from young choreographers who took part in the ‘Into Dance Making’ project, and a guest appearance by this year’s Choreographer in Residence, Marso Riviere.


With an array of workshops and master classes as well as the opportunity to meet professional dancers in Chat to the Artists talks, there’s something for everyone.


In true Step into Dance fashion, the day will end with a bang, with our Mass Performance Choreography - an opportunity for a number of groups to come together for the festival finale.


How to get involved

The theme for this year’s festival is Cohesion - Bringing cultures, styles and people together through a celebration of dance. For further information about the theme and brief for performances please download the brief.  All school groups already on the Step into Dance programme can apply to perform at the Step Live Festival. Simply take part in one of the Step Around Town performances, or the Day of Dance in partnership with Rambert. 


If your group takes part in either of these events they will automatically be put forward into the selection process for Step Live Festival 2019. You will be notified about whether you’re group has been successful will be between 1 – 24 May. 


If you’re a school that’s not on the Step into Dance programme and you’d like to take part it’s not too late. Simply send us your information here and we’ll be in touch.




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