Step into Dance offers talented and committed young dancers the opportunity to get involved with one of the Step Companies. Renowned professional choreographers lead each company and dancers gain a wealth of experience, enabling them to refine and progress in their chosen styles and to expand their skills in others.
If Covid restrictions allow, training takes place at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea each Sunday. If restrictions are in place and the companies are unable to meet in person, an online alternative is offered.
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.
The Step Companies
Step Street: 10:00–12:00
An exciting company opening up the rich and diverse art form of street dance and offering weekly training in its techniques and principles. Dancers will build the strength and skills needed to bring street dance to the stage in exciting new and diverse ways, and master the technique in order to compete in our annual dance battle, or online alternatives.
Step Contemporary: 10:30–12:30
Focusing on contemporary dance techniques this company offers all dancers the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in a range of techniques, including floor-based work, release, and the principles of Cunningham technique. Throughout the year dancers will explore how these skills can be applied to create a new choreographic work.
Previous Step Company dancers have gone on to train at universities, conservatoires and colleges such as London Contemporary Dance School, TBird College, the BRIT school and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.