Community – for schools

Help us decide how best to connect with our community by joining our Arts Action Group.

Step into Dance

Step into Dance is an inclusive dance programme we run in secondary schools and youth groups across London and Essex. In partnership with the Jack Petchy Foundation, we offer regular dance classes that support the development of dance for young people, reaching those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. We want the schools and youth groups closest to us to also be able to participate in the programme, so we are offering bursaries for those in Wandsworth, who are struggling financially, to participate.


RADiate provides subsidised inclusive dance classes with specialised Dance Artists, to children with additional learning needs. The project works with children and young people on the autism spectrum, those with behavioural, emotional or social difficulties, and those with learning difficulties. RADiate sessions take place in both mainstream and SEND focused Primary schools and we’re hoping to increase the amount happening in our local schools.

Community Tours

Last January, we partnered with the Nine Elms Arts Ministry to host our first community tour for four local groups. This saw a primary school class, a youth club, and a group of older people, visit our headquarters to get to get to know us. The tour started with a short presentation about the RAD, a trip around the building, and an activity where our guests designed a bag while thinking about what dance meant to them.

If you are interested in booking a community tour please email Ike Denloye, our community partnership builder.


We have partnered with DDMIX Trust, who have created a full-body dance fitness workout based on a range of dance styles with easy-to-follow steps, choreographed by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE and Nathan Clarke.

Last year we held two DDMIX dance festivals, inviting five primary school classes to come and have a taster of the exciting programme. We hope to continue hosting them, so if you would like to be put on a waiting list for the next one, please email our Community Partnership builder.

Community Dance Partners

As much as we love having our community dance with us at our headquarters, we know that it is unsuitable for everyone. We want to partner with local artists, organisations, and groups to increase accessibility to dance. We want to co-create and support local dance or movement-based pilot projects for Wandsworth residents. The project would need to explore something new through dance, working with a new demographic, and a different genre, in a new space.

If you are interested in becoming a community dance partner or would like more information, please email our community partnership builder, Ike.