Step Around Town 2023

An series of uplifting and energetic evenings of dance based in different borough across London.

The performances are a chance to see the array of work from schools on the Step into Dance programme, as well as appearances by guest performers and our Youth Company, SYNC.

You can read more about how the events went here.

Dance Teacher, Highams Park School said: “Our students had a wonderful time at Step Around Town, Haringey 2023 and it was so lovely to be a part of. It was greatly inspiring for our students who participated, and wonderful as staff members to see our students in a really supportive environment where they were able to perform and meet like minded students. We hope to be part of it again in the future. Thank you so much again.”

Mayor of Wandsworth, April 2023 said: “Enjoyed my first visit to the Royal Academy of Dance in Battersea to attend the young dancers’ performance of Step Around Town, Wandsworth. Classical, street and freestyle dance. Energetic, elegant, rhythmic and exuberant. Thank you”

Photos from 2023:

Photos from 20, 25 & 26 April and 4 May by Foteini Christofilopoulou and from 10 & 11 May by Roswitha Chesher.

When and Where?

Six events took place across five different London boroughs.

Date Event Location
Thursday 20 April 2023 Step Around Town Wandsworth Royal Academy of Dance HQ (SW11 3JD)
Tuesday 25 April 2023 Step Around Town Wandsworth Royal Academy of Dance HQ (SW11 3JD)
Wednesday 26 April 2023 Step Around Town Haringey Harris Academy Tottenham (N17 9LN)
Thursday 4 May 2023 Step Around Town Croydon Riddlesdown Collegiate (CR8 1EX)
Wednesday 10 May 2023 Step Around Town Southwark Bacons College (SE16 6AT)
Thursday 11 May 2023 Step Around Town Lewisham Forest Hill School (SE23 2XN)

Information for Schools

Schools on our 20, 33, 49.5 and 66 hour packages can participate in Step Around Town at no extra cost. You will still need to register for your preferred event in order to attend.

Schools on our 6 or 12 hour packages will be invoiced an additional £30 to perform.

Schools that participate in Step Around Town will be considered for selection to perform at Step Live Festival.

Information for audience members

To keep the event as accessible as possible we won’t be charging a set price for tickets. We welcome donations on the door from those who can afford to contribute. Tickets for Step Around Town cannot be purchased in advance, so please ensure you arrive promptly to secure a seat. Doors will open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

“One of the best things I’ve seen. It was fantastic” – Audience Member, Haringey 2023

All of the dancers tonight were so good… amazing!“- Audience Member, Bromley 2022

“Tonight we have seen not only brilliant choreography, but also the talents we have seen displayed by the young people, absolutely phenomenal. I’ve been blown away, I’ve enjoyed it tremendously.”– Mayor of Barnet, 2022

“I would like to thank the children that took part in the performance. Congratulations, you were all wonderful and should be proud of yourselves! You are all absolute stars, well done to you all.”– Mayor of Bromley, 2022