Step On Stage

Step on StageStep On Stage Logo is a large independent school of performing arts based in Twickenham and Hampton Hill. The school provides young people aged 3 to 21 with professional training in acting, music, musical theatre and dance. Some of the children want to pursue a career in the arts industry, but it’s also a great place for them to enjoy doing something they love, learning life skills such as confidence and self-esteem along the way.

Step On StageStep On Stage was founded in 2005 and now offers classes to over 300 students a week. Its success rests not only on its first class training, but also its fun and nurturing environment where pupils set their own goals and are then helped to achieve them. The teachers love what they do, and this passion is instilled in the children that they work with. As an independent school, Step On Stage is also not tied to set schemes of work so benefits from the flexibility of being able to tailor lesson plans to the children.

There are a wide variety of classes on offer:

  • – Acting classes offer the chance to explore script work, improvisation, directing, characterisation, mask work, physical theatre, prop and costume design, stage management, and more.
  • – Dance classes include ballet (including baby ballet), tap, modern, jazz, commercial, street dance, hip hop and contemporary.
  • – Music lessons include singing and music theory classes as well as individual piano lessons. Students learn to read music, and develop key musical and performance skills.
  • – Musical Theatre classes offer students the chance to explore singing, dancing and acting in a wide variety of genres and musical styles.
  • – Playwriting workshops explore ways in which to create characters, plot, structure and how to write, edit and set out a play.
  • – During the school holidays, Step On Stage offers a wide range of exciting workshops and summer schools.
  • – Step On Stage offers a range of examinations (including GCSEs, ABRSM, LAMDA, ISTD and Trinity), as well as coaching for performing arts festivals, auditions and scholarships.

Step On StageStep On Stage uses professional venues such as the Hampton Hill Theatre, Normansfield Theatre, Bush Theatre and Richmond Theatre for their performances, which gives the children fantastic experience. There are also regular theatre visits and workshops with big names such as the BBC and National Theatre, and they participate in festivals such as the Shakespeare For Schools Festival and National Theatre Connections Festival.

Step On StageStep On Stage classes take place at Holy Trinity Church on Twickenham Green, Movers & Shakers in St Margarets, All Hallows in Twickenham, the Hampton Hill Theatre, and St James’ Church in Hampton Hill. Private lessons take place in Twickenham, Hampton Hill, and Sunbury. For more information, take a look at their website, or you can contact Emma on 07973 900196 or by emailing

Step On Stage has won the National Marketing Award at the Shakespeare For Schools Festival; it has won Best Young Performer, Best Young Actor and Actress, and Best Youth Production in the Swan Awards with ArtsRichmond; and also Young Performer of the Year at the Richmond Drama Festival.


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