Footsteps is a dance school founded in 1995 specialising in Teaching Ballroom,
Latin, Rock'n'Roll and Freestyle. We also teach Musical Theatre, Street
and contemporary. We also offer private tuition and exercise classes.
We encourage our pupils to maximize their potential as stage performers
through our bi-annual shows at the Haymarket Theatre. We are all qualified
teachers with the International Dance Teachers Association.
Where do we meet?
We meet at Park View Junior School, Pinkerton Road, South Ham
Our younger children have a session & normally dance according to
their age. We follow the Rosette syllabus from the IDTA Ltd with a pre-school
class and a 5-8 year old class. The 8-10 year olds follow the Star dance
syllabus, After completion of these classes they dance according to their
medal status, beginning with Bronze advancing through the grades to International
We work towards three exams a year and classes rotate so always offering
new and varied styles to keep the dancer motivated and stimulated. Dance
exams are not compulsory however they are a fantastic way of rewarding
the pupils hard work and dedication.
Footsteps offer a free trial lesson for all classes.
For the first term (15 Weeks) pupils can pay on a pay as you go basis,
£5.50 per hour or £5 for 45 minutes. This enables both pupils
and parents to be happy without spending too much money to start with.
The following term, once the pupil is happy and settled within the school
termly invoices are sent to the parents. Siblings & under 18 are offered
a 10% discount.
We try not to have too many rules and regulations. Those we do have are:
*NO chewing gum
*Comfortable clothes that you can move in - Denim can be difficult to
*Footwear - We expect appropriate footwear to be worn in classes. Naturally
in the first few weeks of joining anything comfortable is allowed but
after about six weeks we ask pupils to wear dance shoes. We regularly
have second hand sales for outgrown shoes so you need not pay a fortune.
Other parents will also let you know where the bargains are! Tutu 2 Tango
stock suitable footwear and are very helpful!
NO SMILE, NO ENTRANCE! You are entering a "Happy Zone"
After your child has been dancing for a while they may decide they would
like to 'compete'. Competitions are held at various times and locations
throughout the year, and the accolade is to dance at Blackpool in either
November (Freestyle and Rock'n'Roll) March (Street) or April (Ballroom
and Latin). Qualification for these is via a regional competition held
at various locations.
Competitions are not for the faint hearted - lots of neon lycra, bling,
make up and loud music, but are also great fun. We have had great success
at Blackpool in the Freestyle and Rock'n'Roll events in recent years and,
after a break from the Ballroom and Latin competitions we have recently
began competing again. We have two Ballroom and Latin teams in a Supadance
League one for under 12's and one for 12-16 years and these teams dance
regularly in the South. 2013 saw our juvenile team win the Southern league
If your child decides competing is for them, let us know and we will team
them up with someone. We give private tuition for our competitors, which
is paid for as you go along.
We have a bi-annual show in which
many pupils participate. We are limited to the number of people we can
have backstage at the pupils and therefore occasionally have to disappoint
some pupils. We select participants as fairly as possible but we do expect
a level of commitment from those involved and this will reflect our decisions.
We fund our shows as much as possible by fundraising events and a rehearsal
fee to try and avoid giving you a bill.