Step into Dance 2017 SID 2The Royal Festival Hall was the prestigious venue for Uxbridge College students to dance in a show featuring a huge audience of around 2,000.

Step LIVE! was the end-of-year showcase for Step into Dance, a year-round programme of dance opportunities for young people from London and Essex. Step LIVE! involved young people from 70 schools, but only a small number of them, including students from Uxbridge College, took part in the public evening show at the venue on London’s Southbank.

The group of 11 College students danced to the song ‘Happy’ by C2C (feat. Derek Martin) in a piece choreographed by their teacher Ana Borges, as part of the show featuring half a dozen schools and the four official Step into Dance youth companies. The performance followed an afternoon of dance workshops for all the participants.

Chrissie Viney, Dance and Drama Lecturer at Uxbridge College, said: “The students worked with Ana over the year in Urban Dance classes, and in addition to the Step into Dance competition and show also worked on other pieces with her for college shows and assessments. We were delighted that they had the opportunity to perform on the Royal Festival Hall stage and it was the perfect send off for our second year students who are moving on to Higher Education and Apprenticeships in September.”

The dancers from the College included seven first years on the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Dance) course, and four second years on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance).

The courses enable students to complete a nationally recognised qualification and go on to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or into work.

Step into Dance is a partnership between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance providing dance opportunities to young people.

For photos from the event see


September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010