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Step Into Dance

Step into Dance is a fully inclusive, open access dance programme funded by The Jack Petchey Foundation and led by the Royal Academy of Dance.

Step Into Dance

Step Into Dance

The programme offers weekly dance classes to secondary schools in selected London boroughs. The programme aims to widen participation in dance for secondary school students aged between 11 and 16 years old.

The programme aims:
  • To provide a fully inclusive and sustainable dance programme.
  • To engage both students and in-school teachers in the benefits of dance.
  • To provide students with many performing and further training opportunities.
Aimed at 11-16 year olds, the programme runs over the full academic year. Schools pay a small commitment fee and in return have up to 2 hours of free dance classes for their students in a genre of their choosing. These are offered on an extra-curricular basis, unless otherwise requested.

Hear Yann talk personally about his experiences as part of Step into Dance.



Step Into Dance performers

"The programme has transformed dance within our school! We have weekly high quality dance classes which are open to all students. The classes have really helped to improve the PE staff’s subject knowledge and raise the profile of dance in the school.