Steppin Out was launched for children in Berkshire to develop and encourage their love of performing arts.
With the support of talented teachers we have classes in Drama, Street Dance, Jazz, Tap, Singing, Musical Theatre, an adult choir, Pop Singing and termly specialist workshops with leading industry experts. These have included Stage Fighting and Combat, Les Miserables, Shrek, Legally Blonde, Costume Making, Mamma Mia, acting for TV, Outreach projects from Read College and PPA and a workshop with Carl Tracy from Nickelodeon, to name some of our favourites!
Some of our Steppin Out students are currently performing professionally in the West End runs of Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Chitty Bang Bang and Matilda. We have also had children appear at Her Majesty's Theatre in London,the NSPCC advert, the DFS advert for christmas,the Great Western TV advert, for Sky TV, Microsoft and Ballooniville for Cbeebies, also our talented students are regular performers at The Hexagon Theatre and South Hill Park Theatre professional productions and pantomimes.2016 saw a trip to Disneyland Paris to perform on Disneys biggest stage and half time entertainment at the Sarcens V Harlequins Rugby!
We are consistently asked by local colleges to perform in their student final year films and many of our students have taken part in these.
This year is no exception with children performing at The May Fayre in Wokingham, The Woodley Carnival, The Ascot Races and filming for one of our patrons Matthew Stirling. This is for Matthew's one man show to be screened at the Fortune Theatre in London's West End and will be filmed at Beaconsfield Model Village.
We offer 1-2-1 coaching for students who excel or perhaps just need some extra help. We also offer an optional theatre trip several times a year, and an annual shownand summer school in a proper theatre for all students.