Come and dance with us!

Booking for 2022-23 academic year now open

Support your students’ physical and mental wellbeing and expand their knowledge of dance with our high-quality classes, delivered directly into your school.

The Step into Dance programme offers weekly dance classes delivered by professional dancers who provide their expertise in a variety of different dance styles. These sessions will enable your students to master specific dance techniques, gain a broader knowledge of dance and build confidence in and through movement.

What you get from the Step into Dance programme

  • Heavily subsidised dance classes delivered weekly at your school by a Step into Dance Practitioner
  • Performance opportunities for participating students
  • Annual leadership opportunities for participating students
  • An introductory meeting with Step into Dance practitioner and member of SiD staff
  • Direct invitations for students to join our Ambassador and Companies programme.

“Students enjoy working on and developing their dance. They are very enthusiastic and consider these sessions their favourite lesson.” – Mulberry School for Girls

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Who can take part?

All Step into Dance classes are fully inclusive. They are open to students aged 11 -18 (25 for our SEND students) in non-fee paying schools across London and Essex.
Group sizes should be a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 30 depending on the size of the space and any restrictions in place at your school.

Benefits for students

Increased confidence Building on team work/ social skills
Becoming more resilient Have the opportunity to be creative
Improves mental well-being An opportunity to make new friends
Opportunity to work towards performances Physical understanding and improvements to fitness
Understanding of dance genres

Packages and Pricing

Thanks to the generous support and funding from our Partners, the Jack Petchey Foundation, we are able to offer heavily subsidised programmes to young people at up to 78% of the actual cost of running the programme.  Please see below for details of our offers.

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Package How Used Cost to School
66 Hours 2 hours per week over 33-week year. Both hours must be used on the same day, and should run consecutively with the same practitioner. £611 | 78% off the actual cost of running the programme
49.5 Hours 1.5 hours over 33 week year. £588 | 72% off the actual cost of running the programme
33 Hours 1 hour per week over a 33 week year. £490 | 66% off the actual cost of running the programme
20 Hours To be used as required in no less than 1 hour classes. £347 | 60% off the actual cost of running the programme.
6 Hours To be used as required in no less than 1 hour classes. £175 | 32% off the actual cost of running the programme.

If you are unsure which option is best for your school, please contact stepintodance@rad.org.uk

Please note: requests for sessions to start at short notice may not be accommodated. Please ensure you book your package with plenty of time before the desired start date.

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Term Dates

Autumn Term

Monday 12 September 2022 –Friday 9 December 2022
[Half Term: 24-28 October 2022]
12 weeks of teaching

Spring Term

Monday 9 January 2023 – Friday 24 March 2023
[Half Term: 13-17 February 2023]
10 weeks of teaching

Summer Term

Monday 24 April 2023-Friday 14 July 2023
[Half Term: 29 May-2 June 2023]
11 weeks of teaching

New to Dance?

Looking to introduce Dance at your school? Why not try our new 12 hour programme designed to ignite a passion for dance. Booking for this programme will open September 2022. Sign up here to register your interest in this programme.

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Package How Used Cost to School
12 Hours Introductory sessions for new schools to the programme to develop an understanding of dance. £250 | 52% off the actual cost of running the programme.

Our 12 week programme has been developed to give schools and students the opportunity to benefit from an introductory dance package that is delivered by a Step into Dance practitioner, and supported by an accompanying resource.

The programme will introduce students to basic dance skills and technique, and give them the opportunity to work creatively. Along with improved co-ordination, this will help to build confidence and communication skills, and foster a desire to engage with dance beyond the initial 12 week programme.

Students will be encouraged to share their work throughout the sessions, and engage in discussions around the creative process. All aspects of the programme will be scaffolded and guided by the practitioner, making the classes accessible to all levels and abilities, making this an excellent CPD opportunity for the class teacher. The accompanying resource supports the practical delivery of the sessions with detailed information of the course contents, including creative tasks and a table of the elements of dance.

Step Into Dance is a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, an organisation that empowers young people and widens their opportunities through grant giving and achievement recognition.