Steppin Out Singing Classes
Our Singing lessons take place in a group format where we also encourage the children if they wish to sing solos and develop individually.
Steppin Out Dance Classes
Our Dance classes improve core strength, posture, co-ordination, flexibility and musicality. We cover Street Dance, Tap and Commercial as well as Musical Theatre.
Steppin Out Drama Classes
Our Drama classes build confidence, improve self esteem, and allow new friendships to form. They help improve an array of skills including audition technique.
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A little about us!
Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow is predominantly a childrens theatre school for ages 3.5-17yrs, but what we really do is to create magical memories by giving our students fantastic opportunities within the performing arts and the confidence to pursue a career in the theatre should they wish.
With the support of an amazing team of talented teachers and a highly experienced Principal we have weekly classes in Wokingham and Woodley.
Lessons can be taken in Berkshire in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Singing, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Private Singing, Commercial, Jazz and Street Dance. We have a specialist Troupe and have lots of performing opportunities including a bi-annual show in a professional Theatre and a trip to perform at Disneyland Paris every 3 years. In 2024 we perform at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom!
Our Mission Statement & Core Values
At Steppin Out we are passionate about inspiring, developing and nurturing the future stars of tomorrow.
We offer outstanding all round training in a supportive, safe and professional environment where every child is valued as an individual!
Eva Bond, Age 11
Eva has been attending Steppin Out for 4 years now. She LOVES all disciplines but singing is her absolute passion. Her 1:1 private singing lessons with Shelley are the highlight of her week. Shelley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to these lessons, but she has also taken the time to get to know Eva as a singer in her own right, selecting songs that are perfect for her. Eva's singing has gone from strength to strength. I receive regular feedback and can even watch the lessons at the end of each term - I never knew singing was so technical! Aside from technique, Shelley also brings fun and laughter to every lesson as well; she really cares for her students and a very special bond has grown between Eva and this amazing teacher!
Oliver Benson-The Snowman 2023 and another West end show in 2024
We cannot believe we got to see our boy in the west end production of The Snowman. Thank you so much to Steppin Out for the opportunity and for training him so well. He has absolutely loved it. We are now very much looking forward to Oliver playing another lead in a West end show in 2024!
Roshan Thomson- The National tour of Chitty Bang Bang 2024
Shelley’s private one to one lessons really helped Roshan prepare for his professional auditions. She has so much experience in the industry. Her preparation and passion has given him so much confidence and self- belief. She is an honest, enthusiastic and fun teacher!
Chloe Chambers, Age 5
Steppin Out is brilliant. I love all of the dancing and the amazing teachers! The shows are my favourite. I have made lots of friends and love watching the older troupes in all their performances. I cant wait for summer school too!
Harry started at Steppin Out 3 years ago. A friend recommended the school so we went for a trial and he came out with a beaming smile!
It's the one thing he looks forward to all week and comes home buzzing. Steppin Out teaches the children discipline, a love of performing and most importantly the opportunity to have so much fun.
Isabelle joined Steppin Out 7 years ago! She has gone from strength to strength, and a lot of that is down to the hard work from the dedicated, supportive, and just generally wonderful teachers. Aside from the amazing opportunities the school has provided Isabelle, what I really love is the confidence it has given her. It’s a tough world for children to grow up in today, and finding something that gives children self belief and a chance to shine and be themselves without fear, is priceless. Steppin Out is more than just a performing arts school, it’s a family.
My daughter has attended classes with Steppin Out since September 2018. She loves it and has grown so much in confidence and ability during this time. Steppin Out has given her so many performing opportunities which has seen her perform in carnivals, fayres, shows and at Disneyland Paris. She has made some amazing friendships and learnt many transferable skills. Thank you to Shelley and her amazing team for all they do and the skills they share.
Harley Coles - Gypsy- The Mill 2023
Shelley told me about an audition for a professional production of Gypsy. She gave me lots of words of encouragement and was so supportive through various 121s. I was absolutely thrilled to get in! I had the most amazing time and made some wonderful friends. I am so grateful that Steppin Out gave me this opportunity and it is one that I will remember always.
Liberty Petty-Italia Conti Musical Theatre course
I attended Steppin Out for 13 years. I loved how creative each week. Termly we had specialist workshops with industry professionals which was so exciting. Steppin Out became a family to me very quickly and I fondly remember getting excited on Saturday to go to my lessons with my friends I made for life. The singing lessons were my favourite . I can’t thank the school enough for giving me the confidence to make me the performer I am today. Under Shelley's careful and kind audition prep I was thrilled to then go onto a full time 2 years performing arts course. Now I am following my dream of Musical Theatre at the prestigious Italia Conti. It is lovely to go back to the place where it all started and pass on fresh industry knowledge to the next generation when I can!
Elizabeth Young, Age 15
I Started Ballet at Steppin Out last year after being in step 4 for many years .I didn’t realise how much I was going to enjoy it, it is so much fun and I loved getting my award. I also love being part of troupe and I have private singing lessons too which I also love so much. Thank you Shelley for all you do!
Mia Stone, Age 11
I’ve been at Steppin Out for 5 years and I saw the amazing tap performance they did at out at the annual show and I immediately wanted to try Tap. I love it! It’s my favourite part of being in Steppin Out. Ellie is an amazing teacher and I’ve learnt so much.
Ruby Lott, Age 16
I have attended Steppin Out classes for the last 10 years, building incredible friendships and creating truly amazing performances together. This is all credit to Shelley and her inspirational leadership and her team.
Being a member of troupe has been amazing. Thank you for providing a safe, fun environment where I have been able to express myself. The classes are the highlight of my week.
The Toley Family
We are so grateful to Steppin Out. We ALL love everything about the school. You’ve touched our hearts in so many ways. We really appreciate all that you do and your dedication and spirit. Seeing Anoushka perform at Disney was so fun, magical and we had the most incredible time. It was the icing on the cake after the most amazing 3 years seeing her perform at the awards night recently. What a year! You are very special person Shelley. Thank you!
Sophie Bidgood- Gypsy-The Mill 2023
Sophie had the fantastic experience of playing Baby Louise in Gypsy at The Mill, Sonning. Steppin Out gave her the confidence to audition and the skills to succeed, Shelley was brilliant at giving advice and guiding Sophie and us (as parents) through the process - Sophie had the time of her life!
Darcie Butchart, Age 9
Steppin Out is a huge part of my daughters life, her confidence has grown so much. I can’t recommend the school enough!!
Emma Lainsbury- Lead in "Greatest Days" The Musical
Steppin Out has given me all the tools to survive in an ever changing industry. I am so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I had there and all the school stands for. I love going back to teach!
Josh Wenstrom- BA Hons Acting
Since leaving Steppin Out I I have gone on to study BA(Hons) Acting at the University of Chichester. I can definitely say that the school played a huge part in my decision to pursue a career in the arts, as it was the place where my confidence grew. I will always fondly remember my time there and will be grateful for the experience I gained.
Freya Griffiths - Les Miserables West End
I loved everything about my experience in Les Misérables in London's West end and I will always be grateful for the training at Steppin’ Out and support.