Through our links with partners and supporters, Step Change Studios offers regular opportunities to perform. We create new, innovative dance pieces that showcase inclusive dance, from community dance to world-class professional talent.
In setting up Step Change Studios, we have been heartened by the input from talented, dedicated artists and practitioners who have provided advice and support. We were delighted to be awarded a grant from the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund and Arts Council England to develop Fusion, the UK's first inclusive ballroom dance showcase supported by Sadler's Wells, which took place in May 2018. We are now developing new work to perform in the UK and internationally, including a new production for June 2019 in partnership with Sadler's Wells entitled 'Fairy Tales', supported by Arts Council England.
Step Change Studios has also been recognised for its work with film. In 2019, the short documentary 'Breaking Ballroom' about our inclusive dance practice was chosen for the official selection in a number of international film festivals including the Manhattan Film Festival in New York and the Courage Film Festival in Berlin. The film shares the story of how Step Change Studios came to be established and eloquent, humorous, moving insight from dancers we work with.
We collaborate with a talented breadth of disabled and non-disabled artists and are available for commissions, and to perform at festivals and events in the UK and internationally. We also welcome hearing from other dance professionals and organisations interested in inclusive dance collaborations.
We have performed and presented at a wide range of events and venues including:
- Royal Festival Hall
- Sadler's Wells
- Manhattan Film Festival, New York
- Lyric Theatre, London
- National Theatre Summer Stage, London
- East London Dance Ideas Summit, Stratford Theatre
- MOVEIT London, The UK's biggest Dance Event
- Design Museum, London
- Liberty Festival, London
- Big Dance Bus
- Cambridge Corn Exchange
- TogetherFest, Arts Depot London
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Copper Box
- Parallel London
- Westminster Tea Dance, Grosvenor House Hotel, London
- May Ball, University of Cambridge