Step into Dance

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Step Companies

Step into Dance offers talented and committed young dancers the opportunity to undertake high quality training as part of the Step Companies. Company dancers gain a wealth of experiences enabling them to 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. 


The Companies work towards several performance opportunities throughout the year at various high profile events in prestigious theatres; in particular, collaborating with an acclaimed choreographer to create a feature length piece. The Step Companies provide a supportive and friendly environment where like-minded young people come together to grow and develop as dancers. 


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. 


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 means-tested bursaries and concessions. 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, Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre, Performers College, BRIT school and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.