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Our Awards

Steppin Out Class Link Award

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!

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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!


Annual Awards

We have a glittering award ceremony every year where children are awarded trophies, medals and certificates to celebrate their success.

“It was amazing getting an award for Personality this year as at Steppin Out I can be myself!”
Isabelle Lewis

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We have a fantastic childrens agency called Happy Feet that we work very closely with.

All students are given the opportunity to audition should they so wish.

Auditions are held yearly in February.

"Being part of the agency has been truly amazing and I was so lucky to perform in 'Gypsy' at The Mill in Sonning and I have had lots of auditions this year!"

Sophie Bidgood, aged 11

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Our Business Awards

In 2024 we have won the following awards:

Winner! Business Leader Of The Year at the Thames Valley Awards

Winner! Theatre School Of The Year at the Prestige Awards

And Shortlisted for the following Thames Valley Awards:

Business Of The Year

Female Entrepreneur Of The Year 

Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2023 we won:

Winner! Best Business Woman Working With Children and Families at the Best Business Woman Awards

Finalist! Best Children's Business In Berkshire at the Muddy Stiletto Awards

"As an expert in Performing Arts I can pour all of my knowledge and professional experience into my school. I have worked as a professional in theatre for over 30years.Winning an award means we can share our success with the entire school through press interviews, radio and bring even more opportunities to the next generation of future stars!"

Shelley Otway
Principal & CEO

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Term Dates


Term starts: Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January 2024

Half term: Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2024

Term Ends: Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd March 2024



Term starts: Thursday 18th, Friday 19th  and Saturday 20th April 2024

Half term: Saturday 25th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May    

Term ends: Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July 2024   

*Show dates: South Hill Park Theatre 2024

 Thursday 11th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2024 *

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