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

Summer School Dates 2021

July 26th - July 30th 9.30am - 3.30pm
2nd August - 6th August 10.30am - 3.30pm

Autumn Term 2021

Monday September 6th - Saturday December 11th
Half Term: 25th Oct - 31st Oct


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