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

The Ambassador Scheme was suspended in March 2020 with the closures necessitated by the COVID 19 pandemic. It is currently being reviewed in light of the current conditions and we will announce the program structure as soon as possible. Any new Ambassador Scheme will be open to new students from participating schools as well as Ambassadors from 2020.


“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

Arts Award

Step into Dance is an accredited Arts Award Centre.

We offer Arts Award at both Bronze and Silver levels, a nationally recognised qualification enabling young people to demonstrate their passion for an art form of their choice.

Step into Dance Ambassadors have successfully worked towards Bronze Arts Award in 2018 and 2019.

The Step into Dance Ambassadors 2019-21 will work towards either Bronze or Silver Arts Award through training and workshops which will be embedded into the Ambassador scheme and supported by our Arts Award Adviser.

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.