Welcome to FirstSteps School of Dance

Our school provides ballet training from Pre-School through Graded Classes to Vocational Level. We also offer Adult Classes for Beginners and those more advanced. Our syllabus includes Ballet and Character, as well as workshops and performance opportunities for all age groups. All staff are qualified Royal Academy of Dance teachers and are DBS checked. The atmosphere of our school is friendly and sympathetic to the needs of every student.



What do we do at FirstSteps School of Dance?

Learning ballet and other dance styles gives young people and adults the ability to move with poise and confidence. All students will develop ballet technique; discover a means of self-expression and foster their social skills. These are transferable skills that students can take into school and work-life. Firststeps School of Dance offers Royal Academy of Dance examinations and Class Awards which give students a goal to strive for. FirstSteps’ workshops and performances give all student’s experience and are fun to do. The high point of every term is ‘Parents Watching Day’ when we show our term’s work to family and friends.





FirstSteps School of Dance – Our Story

The school was opened in 2003, by mother and daughter, Sue and Kit Dickinson. We are a family managed school with a caring environment. Sue and Kit are from very different backgrounds. By 2002 they were both qualified RAD teachers. Sue with over 20 years of teaching experience and Kit, who is an ex -professional dancer, they decided to join forces. Our ethos is to spread the joy of dance and nurture an environment for all students to fulfil their potential – whatever that maybe.

Miss Kit and Miss Susan - Founders of FirstSteps School of Dance

Miss Kit and Miss Susan - Founders of FirstSteps School of Dance