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, Dame Darcey Bussell is the school's patron.

At First Steps we carefully guide children in nursery ballet all the way through to their Grade 8 RAD Award.

Our selected team of expert teachers in their field have successfully achieved 100% pass rate for thousands of children in recognised examinations at First Steps.

Our Classes

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

Summer term

16th April - 15th July
Half term 27th May - 1st June

Summer school

11th - 16th August

18th - 23rd August

9.30am - 3,30pm daily £49 per day!


Our teachers can develop childrens' skills in a variety of dance types, from ballet to street

We nurture and encourage our first pupils with care and attention.