12 July 2022 14:00 & 19:30

Step Live Festival 2022

Young dancers from across London are preparing to take to one of London’s most prestigious stages for Step Live Festival, an annual celebration of dance.

Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

All of the students involved in the performance are part of Step into Dance, a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, which celebrates 15 years of widening access to dance this year. The dancers have been preparing all year for the chance to mark this anniversary in style, after a forced break from performances due to the pandemic.

Step Live Festival takes place on Tuesday 12 July at Cadogan Hall. There will be two performances, one at 14:00 and one at 19:30. Each show will feature different schools from the Step into Dance programme.


Key Information

Time Fee
14:00 & 19:30 £10

Schools performing on the day

Dancers from the selected 28 groups, representing 15 different boroughs will present a varied programme of dance. Audiences will get a taste of hip hop, contemporary, commercial styles and afro across each of the performances.

14:00 19:30
Acland Burghley School Ark Walworth Academy
The Grey Coat Hospital Charles Darwin School
Harris Girls Academy Bromley KS3 City & Islington College
Harris Girls Academy Bromley KS4 Coombe Wood School
Harris Academy Tottenham (TBC) Copthall School
Highams Park School Friern Barnet School
King Henry School Garratt Park School
Kingsford Community School Hornsey School for Girls
Orchard Park High Kingsdale Foundation School
Ravens Wood School Lady Margaret School
St Thomas More RC Comprehensive Step into Dance Contemporary Company
Swiss Cottage School Step into Dance Hip Hop Company in Association with Zoonation
Uxbridge College Praxis Performing Arts St Marylebone School
Woodcote High School Townley Grammar School

Hollie Mellor, teacher in charge of dance at Lady Margaret School said: “Our students are honoured to have been asked to perform at Step Live and are getting more and more excited about the event. They have been working incredibly hard to perfect their routine and are looking forward to sharing it with another live audience.”