Step into dance
Step into Dance

Step into Dance, a partnership between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dance, is the UK’s largest fully inclusive secondary school dance programme providing extra-curricular classes and performance opportunities to 200 mainstream and SEN schools across London and Essex.


The group performing today, ODIN Crew, are from Hendon School and receive weekly breakin’ classes from Step into Dance teacher Mahdi Ghali. They were recently crowned Breakin’ Crew champions at the programme’s annual Step into Battle event for street dance students.


"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications