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.

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

Our carefully selected team of expert teachers have successfully achieved 100% pass rate for thousand's of children in recognised examinations.

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

First Steps Term Dates 2021

Autumn Term 2021
<Monday September 6th - Saturday December 11th
Half Term: All pupils 25th Oct - 29th Oct.

Saturday ballet pupIls No class 23rd October. Saturday musical Theatre and Tappers No class 30th October.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December "Alice in Wonderland" School show for all Tappers. street jazz. Drama and musical Theatre groups.


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