Welcome to

Step Up & Dance

Bringing Exciting

Active Dance Workshops

For children of

All ages and abilities

To Primary and

Secondary Schools

Dance Workshops For Primary and Secondary Schools in East Devon

A chance for children of all ages and abilities within primary and secondary schools to learn dance

Educational Workshops

All of my educational dance workshops are designed to work alongside the school curriculum to help enhance and develop learning.

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Musical Workshops

This genre of dance is lively, energetic and a show stopper every time which will delight and amaze students of all ages and abilities.

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Literacy Workshops

Children love to identify with characters and so through expression and dance break barriers and build confidence in a fun safe environment.

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I have worked within the performing arts
industry for the last 15 years

 
I have always been passionate about working with young people and since settling back in Devon 3 years ago have set up my own dance company ‘Step Up & Dance’ with my main aim to develop dance workshops for children of all ages and abilities within primary and secondary schools. I firmly believe that dance can be enjoyed and beneficial to all improving physical and mental wellbeing as well as developing confidence and belief in young people through the medium of dance.

I am constantly developing new material for my workshops, shows and displays that I believe my students will enjoy and I will continue to get youngsters active and share my love for the performing arts.

The Beacon C of E VA Primary School

The Beacon C of E VA Primary School

I first had the pleasure of working with the Beacon Primary school just over two years ago when I accepted the role of teaching assistant, which initially I thought would work hand in hand with my evening dance classes. This soon developed into a dance teacher role...

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“Having Katie teach dance in school is brilliant. She delivers lessons that are a fantastic and fun approach to the curriculum. It’s great to see the children, even the shy ones, really joining in and developing their movement and performance skills.”

 
Amanda Pow, PE co-ordinator, The Beacon CE Primary School.

“Katie came to our school to deliver Street Dance sessions to our pupils across KS1 and KS2. All of our children had a great time, finding the sessions fun, very active and purposeful.

 
The sessions culminated in a short performance in front of family and friends. The children relished the opportunity to show off their skills.

 
I believe these sessions offered an opportunity for both boys and girls of all abilities to enjoy working and performing together as a group.”

 
Jacky Pinder-White, P.E. Co-ordination, Drakes Primary School

Dance for Schools

Street Dance

Come and learn the dance craze of the moment! Get fit and try out those new moves to some classic tunes, you will work up a sweat but leave with a smile on your face.

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Slap Stick

Have some fun clowning around with this dance style. Understand the rules of slap stick; learn comic timing and how to create your own comic routines... Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Workshops available please contact me for further information. "Katie’s...

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Contemporary

Tell a story and a make a connection through dance movement using a variety of different practitioner techniques. Actions speak louder than words and through this style of dance break barriers. This style is suited to older students looking for a deeper understanding...

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Musical Theatre

Step in to the heart of the musicals and learn the latest routines to hit the Westend stage experience the classic greats and have your moment under the spot light. Be a triple threat and learn singing, dance and drama with Exe Dance Arts Stage School. Classes run...

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National Dance

Come and have some fun and immense yourself into the culture of National dance from the Highlands of Scotland to the proud Greeks. There are plenty of destinations to choose from suitable for all ages and abilities. Greek dancing, Bollywood, Scottish, Irish, Morris,...

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Tap Dance

Tap is all about creating a conversation with your feet, tapping out all the different rhythms within a piece of music. Come along and have some fun Monday nights and gets those toes tapping alongside some well-known tunes. Littleham Community Hall Monday nights Exe...

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