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Young people become the face for dance programme!

Step into Dance young ambassador scheme off to a flying start!

Sunday 2nd March saw the launch of the Step into Dance young ambassador scheme at the Royal Academy of Dance.

27 young people were nominated by their school teachers to take part in the scheme that opened with a special training day to help them to develop valuable social and professional skills.

The new representative faces of London’s all-inclusive community dance programme will act as hosts at their local Borough Events, reach out to their local MPs and meet and greet VIPs at Step Live! on Saturday 5th July at Salder’s Wells theatre.

The training day included a session in the art of public speaking with Michael Ronayne from the Speaker’s Trust, a letter writing work shop and role plays. There was also a dance class where the ambassadors learnt the Step into Dance 2014 flash mob routine to be performed at events throughout the spring.

On hand to offer their support were Trudy Kilcullen from the Jack Petchey Foundation and Melanie Murphy, the Director of Marketing Communications and Membership at the Royal Academy of Dance.

14 year old Jack Milverton has been attending Step into Dance classes at his school for two years and now studies dance at GCSE as a result of being involved in the programme. The Ravens Wood pupil said, “It’s great to be selected as an Ambassador, and it makes me feel important!”

Step into Dance Artistic Director Sue Goodman said, “It was really enjoyable and made more so by seeing the young people grow in confidence. We are already looking forward to the next Ambassador’s Day!”

Click here to find out more about Step into Dance and the range of opportunities it offers!


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Nicola and Paula

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Ambassadors were given a bag of Step into Dance and Jack Petchey goodies!