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Free classes aim to get youngsters dancing

PUBLISHED: 12:50 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:25 28 October 2016

Step Together 2015

Step Together 2015

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Step into Dance will run in London throughout November and December

Free dance classes are to be offered to pupils as part of a new initiative to improve fitness levels, build confidence and boost self-esteem.

Marlborough School in Sidcup will partner with St Thomas More school in Greenwich for a session of inclusive street dance led by the Royal Academy of Dance and the Jack Petchey Foundation.

The initiative, Step into Dance, is the largest of its kind in the UK and will run throughout November and December at schools across the capital.

It is intended to provide focus, creative experience, live performance opportunities and a chance for young dancers to further learn and develop.

Step into Dance artistic and programme director Sue Goodman said: “When a special educational needs and a mainstream school dance together something quite transformative happens. Both sets of dancers discover a way of relating to each other which is quite exceptional.

“Whatever the difficulties, they seem to overcome them. We need more of these types of workshops. They make the world a better place.”


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