Dance School Description

STEP UP School Of Dance And Performing Arts is a brand new IDTA school which was established in 2008. Our principals are Miss Natasha Hansell and Miss Hayley Massey. They have both had many years of dance experience as dancers, competitors and professionals, and have taught at well a established dance school for many years before setting up on their own and establishing STEP UP SCHOOL OF DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS. Both Natasha and Hayley started dancing at a very young age. And they both competed in many top championship competitions around the country winning many titles in Freestyle, Slow Dance, Rock n Roll and Teams. They have both taken examinations under the I.D.T.A in Freestyle, Latin, Ballet and Tap, Show, Musical theatre, Ballroom, Arco Gymnastics, Pairs, Slow Dance, as well as Natasha taking examinations under the U.K.A and B.C.A in Cheerleading. They both passed all amater and professional examinations with results above 90 percent. Both our professionals have danced on stage supporting local radio events, also supporting many charity events. They have both worked in schools and nurseries offering dance and performing arts. Natasha as also dance on many top London stage taking part in Stars In Their Eyes, Young Perfomers and Mardi Gras to name a few, working alongside many famous stars. They have both taken part in, as well as choreographing musical theatre shows and school dance show performances working on dancing, singing and acting. Both Natasha and Hayley have been nominated for the prestigious John Dilworth and Bill Tasker awards. Natasha was chosen out of 550 professionals, which was cut down to just 36 around the world and was then shortlisted to the very last 8 nominees in which she went down to London for an interview infront of the President of the I.D.TA, President Elect of the I.D.T.A and many other top professionals in the world of dance! Hayley is also an A.D.F.P adjudicator at competitions around the country, proudly representing STEP UP school of dance and performing arts. As todays performers are required to sing; act and dance if they want to have a career in performing so learn it all under one roof at our studios. We hold classes for pupils from 2 years plus to professionals. And have a class suitable for people of all ages, from beginners to those who have previous experience! We are also going to be holding Two IDTA examination year, as well as school shows and musical theatre performances. We are going to be taking our musical theatre classes to London to perform on stage at many well known theatres. We are also going to be taking part in radio tours, charity displays, freestyle, street and slow competitions all over the country and STEP UP studio competitions. As well as helping students audition for oppertunities outside the STEP UP studios. We want to make dancing fun as well as a way of keeping fit and meeting new people! We also put professionals through further professional qualification!




Dance School Website

Dance Venue Address

Studio 1: Sycamore Green Centre, Old Fram Estate, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3QE

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