Step into Dance

Step into Dance is an inclusive dance programme in the UK, which delivers regular dance classes within secondary schools and youth groups across London and Essex.

Step into Dance is a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, a charity set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and celebrate young people. Since 1999, the Foundation has invested over £170 million in programmes and partnerships that have directly benefitted almost 1.2m young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.

About & Contact

Find out all about Step into Dance, and our contact details.
What we do

Get Involved

Find out how to join our programme.
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Take a look at all available Step into Dance events.
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More about our Leadership Programme and the nomination process.
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Step Youth Dance Company

Find out about our Step into Dance Youth Company: SYꞤC
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Past Projects & Events

Take a look at our Step into Dance projects. Have a look through our photo gallery at our past projects and events.
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Case Studies

Hear from those on the Step into Dance programme!
Case Studies

We are a diverse dance community

Along with our partners at the RAD, we feel that it is important to come forward, to speak out against racism and racial inequality, and to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
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