Step Around Town 2024

Please note: registration is now closed.

A series of uplifting and energetic evenings of dance, based in different boroughs across London.

Step Around Town events are our regional performance opportunities for groups on our programme. These events offer groups the chance to demonstrate the skills and dance techniques they have been working on throughout their Step into Dance sessions. Young people have the chance to mix with other like-minded dancers, be exposed to new dance styles and perform to their friends and families.

These performances are a chance to see the array of work from Schools and Youth Organisations on the Step into Dance programme, as well as appearances by our Youth Company, SYNC.

This year, for the first time, we will be hosting two Relaxed Step Around Town events, designed to cater specifically to the needs of our SEND groups who may find it difficult to participate in our after school performances. These events will be relaxed sharing events for our SEND groups to share what they have been working on with their family and friends as part of our run of Step Around Town events. These sharings will differ from the evening Step Around Town events in the way that they will run during the school day, be much shorter and have been specifically curated to cater to students with additional needs. Of course, all of our events remain inclusive and we continue to encourage and welcome our SEND groups to attend all of our events, including the alternative Step Around Towns which take place in the evening in several boroughs across London

When and Where?

Date Event Location
Tuesday 16 April Relaxed Sharing Step Around Town (SEND) Royal Academy of Dance headquarters (SW11 3JZ)
Monday 22 April Relaxed Sharing Step Around Town (SEND) Royal Academy of Dance headquarters (SW11 3JZ)
Monday 22 April Step Around Town Wandsworth Royal Academy of Dance headquarters (SW11 3JD)
Wednesday 24 April Step Around Town Barnet St Mary’s and St John’s CE School (NW4 1AB)
Thursday 25 April Step Around Town Croydon Coombe Wood School (CR2 7HY)
Tuesday 30 April Step Around Town Newham St Angela’s Ursuline School (E7 8HU)
Thursday 2 May Step Around Town Southwark Bacons College (SE16 6AT)
Thursday 9 May Step Around Town Bexleyheath Townley Grammar School (DA6 7AB)

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 and 12 hour packages are still eligible to participate at a cost of £35. Your school will be invoiced for this upon confirmation of signing up for the event.
  • Partner Schools who cancel out of events and/or performances with less than 2 weeks’ notice will incur a £50 penalty fee. If the penalty fee is not paid within the terms and condition of the invoice, Step reserve the right to deduct an equivalent number of hours from the package purchased by the Partner School.
  • Schools that participate in Step Around Town will be considered for selection to perform at Step Live Festival. If you would like to be considered for Step Live but are unable to make any of our Step Around Town or Day of Dance events, please contact epatterson@rad.org.uk to discuss an alternative option.
  • Closing date for all registrations – Friday 1 March 2024.

Information for Audience Members

To keep the event as accessible as possible, we won’t be charging a set price for tickets and instead encourage audience members to give what you can in the form of a donation. 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

 

 

Step Around Town 2024 Gallery

Image Credit: Williamson’s Photography

 

Step into Dance is a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation.