Come and dance with us!
Support young people’s physical and mental wellbeing and expand their knowledge of dance with our high-quality classes, delivered directly in your setting.
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 young people 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/ youth setting by a Step into Dance Practitioner
- Performance opportunities for young people participating
- Annual leadership opportunities for young people participating
- An opportunity for School Teachers/ Youth Leaders to learn new skills from observing the sessions
- An introductory meeting with Step into Dance practitioner and member of SiD staff
- Direct invitations for young people to join our Leadership Programme and Youth Company
Hear from some of our participating schools:
“I’ve worked with SiD for 8 years now, and it’s been a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in this art form, for an affordable price. I’d recommend it to anyone – great opportunities for the students and a lovely performance at Cadogan Hall if they are successful in getting through to Step Live! All schools support each other, and it gives students a chance to showcase their talent – what’s not to love?”
– Head of Dance, Charles Darwin School.
“Students enjoy working on and developing their dance. They are very enthusiastic and consider these sessions their favourite lesson.”
– Mulberry School for Girls
Who can take part?
All Step into Dance classes are fully inclusive. They are open to young people aged 11 -18 (25 for our SEND students) in non-fee paying schools/youth groups across London and Essex. No previous dance experience is required. For 2023-24, we have expanded our provision to reach more young people and are now able to work with youth groups and organisations.
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/youth group.
Benefits for young people
|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 80% of the actual cost of running the programme. Please see below for details of our offers.
|Package||How Used||Cost to You|
|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.||£623 | 80% off the actual cost of running the programme|
|66 Hours||2 hours per week over 33-week year. Hours used non consecutively.||£800 | 76% off the actual cost of running the programme.|
|49.5 Hours||1.5 hours over 33 week year.||£600 | 75% off the actual cost of running the programme|
|33 Hours||1 hour per week over a 33 week year.||£500 | 70% off the actual cost of running the programme|
|20 Hours||To be used as required in no less than 1 hour classes.||£354 | 68% off the actual cost of running the programme.|
|Step INTRO Dance (12 Hours)||Introductory sessions for new schools to the programme to develop an understanding of dance.||£255 | 58% off the actual cost of running the programme.|
|6 Hours||To be used as required in no less than 1 hour classes.||£179 | 40% off the actual cost of running the programme.|
Partial bursaries are available for schools/youth groups to reduce the barriers of participation.
New to Dance?
Looking to introduce Dance at your school? Why not try our Step INTRO Dance programme. This 12 hour programme is designed to ignite a passion for dance. Booking for this programme is now open. Use our online booking form to sign up for this offer.
Our Step INTRO Dance 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.
|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.|
If you are unsure which option is best for your school, please contact email@example.com
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.
Monday 11 September – Friday 15 December 2023
[Half Term: 23-27 October 2023]
13 weeks of teaching
Monday 15 January – Friday 22 March 2024
[Half Term: 12-16 February 2024]
9 weeks of teaching
Monday 22 April – Friday 12 July 2024
[Half Term: 27 – 31 May 2024]
11 weeks of teaching
Please note: the Step into Dance school year has started, but you can still book onto your chosen package. We will then be in touch to discuss how we can adapt the dates to suit your school year.
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.