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First Steps Academy is a school where girls and boys of all ages come to learn to express themselves through the medium of dance and share their positive experiences.
It was established in 1992 by the principal Camilla Hitchcock LRAD ARAD a licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance. The internationally acclaimed ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE is the schools patron.

First steps is at the heart of the Chelsea and Fulham community and we cater to the local French students of the area. It is a living vibrant place where young children are given the chance to realise their potential and develop their personality through dance. At First Steps we lovingly guide nursery ballet children all the way through to their Grade 8 RAD Award.

We take pride in teaching students good posture and confidence and to believe in their own ability. Our carefully selected team of expert teachers have successfully achieved 100% pass rate for thousand's of children in recognised examinations.




"Learning to walk sets you free.
Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all:
to express with your whole self the person you are."

- Melissa Hayden