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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


Finalist! Business Leader of the Year at The Great British Awards

Nominated! Steve Franks Shining Star Award for Excellence and Innovation at the National Children's Activity Awards

Shortlisted! Business Of The Year - Thames Valley Awards

Shortlisted! Female Entrepreneur Of The Year - Thames Valley Awards

Shortlisted! Lifetime Achievement Award - Thames Valley Awards

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 30 years. 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

Summer 2024:

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

Half Term: Thursday 30th, Friday 31st May and Saturday 1 June   

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


Autumn 2024:

Term Starts: Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2024

Half Term: Thursday 31st October, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November

Term Ends: Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2024

*Show dates: The Harriet Walter Theatre, Reddam house, Wokingham 

Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st May 2026


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