Steps Performing Arts opened in September 2014 at Sherwood Park Primary and Bedonwell Junior School offering performing arts after school clubs to hundreds of children. The dance school itself was then opened in September 2015.
The dance school was set up by performing arts industry professional Hannah Barrett. Hannah has worked professionally for many years before moving into full time teaching and opening her own performing arts school. She trained in all aspects of dance including Ballet, Jazz, contemporary, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, tap and modern.
Hannah first trained professionally in dance at the Miskin Theatre Company before gaining a place at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts where she trained further in dance and musical theatre. Some of Hannah's credits include dancer on P & O Australia Cruise lines, Qdos Pantomine with Craig Revel Horwood, Music Videos, dancer at the Olympics closing ceremony 2012.
Hannah has been teaching children aged 4-18 years for over 10 years. Her professional experience and training helps her provide teaching of a high standard for the students, as well as a fun environment where they can build their confidence.
Teachers at Steps Performing Arts are fully trained in dance and musical theatre as well as having DDI qualifications in ISTD and NATD teaching qualifications. Tumble Dance coach Bradley Barrett is a qualified gymnastics coach who has been coaching for the past 15 years, training children from a recreational level to regional and national level. Tumble Dance coach Elaine Brady has been a qualified gymnastics coach for over 25 years and has many coaching qualifications in mens and women artistics and trampolining.
In class the students work on technique as well as dance/musical theatre routines. At the end of the term they put on a performance for parents and friends so that everyone can see the product of their hard work and how much they improve each term. We also hold annual performances in professional theatres so that the students can experience performing on stage in front of a large audience!
Classes consist of Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Street dance, Tumble dance (gymnastics and dance combo class), Lyrical/Contemporary and Jazz technique. If your child loves dance, musical theatre or gymnastics then do contact for a free trial. If your child is looking for great training, to build their confidence or simply meet new friends Steps Performing Arts is the place for them!