Steppin' Out Academy Dorset

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance, Dorset 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 Academy Dorset provides a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn in a fun and stimulating environment.

History of Steppin’ Out Academy Dorset

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) 446a Blandford Road. The facilities are the best in the South offering three dance studios with sprung floors, air conditioning, mirrors and barres, girls and boys changing rooms, along with a lovely reception area containing a dance shop and cafe. In 2021 two additional dance studios were added along with a costume department.

Steppin' Out Academy Dorset


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, and appeared in the Dr Who series ‘Class’. He can currently be seen alongside Al Pacino in the first and second season of Amazon’s ‘Hunters’
He is skilled as a ballet, jazz, street and tap dancer, and is also skilled as a high baritone singer.

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… You can learn more about ISTD HERE.

  • 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…

  • Commercial & Street:

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

  • Acrobatic Arts Program:

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

  • iD Contemporary

    A unique syllabus exploring all styles including Horton & Cunningham focus on floor based work and improvisation

  • Elite Dancer Program:

    From age 5 years of age. Learn more…

  • Junior MTC:

    Group lessons for our juniors to prepare for the world of cabaret and musical theatre. Class encompasses dance, drama & vocal production.

  • Senior MTC:

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

  • Jazz:

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

  • Teacher training at DDE level:

    Separate details available. Learn more…