Step into Dance offers talented and committed young dancers the opportunity to get involved with one of the Step Companies. Dancers gain a wealth of experiences enabling them to refine and progress in their chosen styles as well as expand their skills and knowledge of other dance styles. Each Company is led by accomplished professionals dancers and choreographers, each renowned in their own area.
Training takes place at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, London each Sunday during term time with additional full day rehearsals leading up to performances.
The Step Companies have evolved extensively over the last ten years. Company dancers are offered at least 3 opportunities to perform each year leading to a feature length performance which previously has been presented in prestigious dance venues including Sadler’s Wells, Royal Festival Hall and The Place. Previous choreographers have included: Tim Casson, Sarah Blanc, Lee Griffiths.
We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to receive high quality dance training in prestigious studios at an affordable rate. Step into Dance offers subsidised dance training to young people - our rates are one third of the price of equivalent training, we are also pleased to offer a means tested bursary. This is made possible by the generous funding we receive from the Jack Petchey Foundation.
Previous Step Company dancers have gone on to train at various universities, conservatoires and colleges such as London Contemporary Dance School, Bird College, BRIT school and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.