Photo: Brian Slater
Our Dance Partnership & Access Programme offers a variety of opportunities for primary schools including: primarySTEPS; INSIGHT events and Museum visits.
primarySTEPS is a national junior school programme which aims to provide Year 3 (7-8 yrs) class groups with a positive introduction to ballet; and initial creative ballet training for selected children, who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Our centres are:
In partnership with Bispham High School for Performing Arts, The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training, and five local primary schools: Anchorsholme Primary, Bispham Endowed Primary, Devonshire Primary, Layton Primary and Revoe Primary.
In partnership with King Edward VI School, DanceEast, and six local primary schools: Guildhall Feoffment Primary, Hardwick Primary, Howard Primary, Sexton’s Manor Primary, Tollgate Primary and Westgate Primary.
In partnership with Dagenham Park CE School, Trinity Laban, and five local primary schools: Beam Primary, Godwin Primary, John Perry Primary, Marsh Green Primary and William Ford Junior.
In partnership with The Manor Academy, Dance 4, and five local primary schools: Leas Park Junior, Peafield Lane Primary, Northfield Primary, Robin Hood Primary and St Edmunds CE Primary.
In partnership with Churchfields Academy, Swindon Dance and six local primary schools: Drove Primary, King William Street Primary, Lainesmead Primary, Lawn Primary, Mountford Manor Primary and Oak Tree Primary.
primarySTEPS focuses around a cluster of five or six primary schools in one area. Each school receives:
Up to 26 Year 3 pupils from participating schools, who have not previously had an opportunity to study ballet, are invited to attend regular introductory creative ballet classes. For a nominal weekly fee, pupils receive:
Marsh Green Primary School student
Year 3 primary school teacher
Year 3 parent from Westgate School, Suffolk
primarySTEPS graduate from Marsh Green Primary School, Dagenham