Step into Dance Ambassadors

The Step into Dance Ambassador scheme provides talented and enthusiastic young people with the opportunity to learn new skills that will equip them to support a range of events, projects and performances throughout the academic year.

Ambassador Scheme 2021

We are pleased to confirm that the ambassador scheme will return in January 2021 after a period of suspension. The scheme will be open to a small group of new students from London and Essex aged 11-18 (25 for SEND) and there will also be the option for our 2020 Ambassadors to return to the programme.

Become an Ambassador

Applications to become a 2021 Ambassador are now open! We welcome applications from young people with a passion and commitment for dance. The scheme presents opportunities for young people to come together to learn and develop new skills, to meet other like-minded people and to be part of a community. Step into Dance Ambassadors will meet for regular training days to undertake workshops in transferable skills, which will be via zoom until further notice:

Sunday 7 February, 10.30am- 4.30pm: First training session
Meet and greets, icebreakers, introduction to the Ambassador Scheme

Tuesday 16 February, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Half term training session 
Workshops on dance industry roles/ routes and leadership

Wednesday 17 February, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Half term training session
Activities TBC

Thursday 18 February, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Half term training session
Activities TBC

Sunday 21 March, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Fifth training session
Activities TBC

Sunday 16 May, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Sixth training session
Activities TBC

Sunday 13 June, 10.30am- 4.30pm: Seventh training session
Activities TBC

Sunday 11 July (Date TBC) Virtual companies end of year performance
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Please note: due to the ever- changing Covid- 19 situation, these dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Apply now using our online form by Friday 22 January.


“I feel proud to have had the chance to be an Ambassador as it has really enhanced my knowledge of dance and the industry. I have also had lots of fun training with professionals and making new friends.” Ambassador 2019

“I loved representing my school and Step into Dance at many places and I’m proud of all the things I’ve learnt about the dance industry along the way and I’m so happy to have made so many friends with the same interest as me in dance.” Ambassador 2019

“The training has improved my exposure to dance and I am now more open to learning about different dance styles.” Ambassador 2018

“I have been able to get an insight of what it is like at a professional dance company.” Ambassador 2018

“It gave me an incredible amount of confidence – it sounds cliché but I feel so much more comfortable in social situations and during performances.” Ambassador 2017

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.