On Tuesday 30 April, over 100 students will take to the stage at Theatre Peckham. This special performance will mark one of the ‘Step Around Town’ events, an eclectic evening of dance organised by Step into Dance, the UK’S largest inclusive secondary school programme. The performance will feature school groups taking part in the Step into Dance programme, pieces created by students who took part in a choreographic residency at the Royal Academy of Dance, as well as guest appearances from local dance groups from Bacon’s College, Dunraven School and Kingsdale Foundation.
Over the coming weeks, Step into Dance will be bringing these events to seven London boroughs, working with 70 schools and over 1,000 young dancers. Step into Dance, a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, enables young people to develop their passion, skills and understanding of dance. Working with mainstream and SEN schools across London and Essex, Step into Dance reaches around 6,000 students annually through a diverse and inclusive programme of weekly classes, workshops and performance opportunities, aiming to reach those that might not otherwise connect with dance.
The next Step Around Town event will be held at Ravenswood School, in Bromley on 29 April at 7pm, and the show will last for approximately one hour.
For a full list of the Step into Dance Step Around Towns, as well as other summer events, visit the www.stepintodance.org.
Further information: Alice White, 0207 326 8000
Photos: Foteoni Christofilopoulou