Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance provides a safe, friendly and lively environment where young people can:

– Gain self-confidence and develop new skills in all aspects of performing arts.
– Work along side qualified teachers and experienced professionals from the performing arts industry, including headliners, actors, dancers, singers and stage managers.
– Learn important social skills and discover new ways to interact and communicate with their friends.
– Improve posture, encourage physical growth and development, as well as promoting a healthier lifestyle.
– Train at top international level.

Steppin’ Out provides a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn in a fun and stimulating environment.

History Of Steppin’ Out Academy Of Performance

Steppin’ Out was founded in 1991 by Principal Angela Taylor (nee Harris). Originally based at Hamworthy Liberal Hall, the school moved to St Michael’s Church Hall, then in 1995 to Carter Community Sports College, Hamworthy, Poole.
Due to demand Steppin’ Out opened a branch in Bournemouth, and Sturminster Marshall Village Hall.
In 2014 the main Poole Academy moved to its own purpose built studios at Unit 3 (first floor) 446 Blandford Road. The facilities are the best in the South offering three dance studios withsprung floors, mirrors and barres, girls and boys changing rooms, along with a lovely reception area containing a dance shop and cafe.


Greg joined Steppin’ Out age 9 and later graduated from Arts Educational, London in 2013, and was cast in Mr. Selfridge in 2014. He also had a 2014 guest-starring role in an episode of Law & Order: UK..
He is skilled as a ballet, jazz, street and tap dancer, and is also skilled as a high baritone singer. Greg can currently be seen as Charlie in ‘Class’, the new Doctor Who spinoff series for BBC3.

What Training The Academy Offers

  • I.S.T.D Ballet:

    Recognised by all the top dance colleges. A syllabi to stretch the pupil and challenge independent learning. Learn more…

  • I.S.T.D. Modern:

    A West End style of dance with links to contemporary & street jazz. Learn more…

  • I.S.T.D. Tap:

    Exciting tap grades to produce the top standard. Learn more…

  • Acrobatic Arts Program:

    From Canada this program offers a professional curriculum endorsed by the Cirque du Soleil. Learn more…

  • Jazz:

    Free jazz classes to advance the students and prepare them for audition techniques. Learn more…

  • Commercial & Street:

    includes hip hop, locking and break dance. Learn more…

  • Elite Dancer Program:

    From age 8 years of age. Learn more…

  • Theatre Stars:

    Group lessons for our younger members to prepare for the world of cabaret and musical theatre. Class encompasses dance, drama & vocal production. Got a question…?

  • MTC Squad:

    Group lessons tfor our more senior and experienced members to prepare for the world of cabaret and musical theatre. Class encompasses dance, drama & vocal production. Learn more…

  • Teacher training at DDI & DDE level:

    Separate details available. Learn more…

  • Opportunities to perform:

    Students have the chance to perform in shows, demonstrations and displays. Got a question…?

  • Competition & Festival Work:

    Allowing more experience and giving the pupil’s confidence & audition skills. Got a question…?