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.
Since founding Step Change Studios, we have been heartened by the support from talented, dedicated artists and practitioners. 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. Following the success of Fusion, we returned to Sadler's Wells in 2019 with Fairy Tales. We were moved by the audience and media repsosne to our productions which affirmed our passion and committment to pursuing high quality, crative and ambitious dance that places diversity at its heart.
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 Accessible Film Festival in Turkey, 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 have performed and presented at a wide range of events and venues including: Royal Festival Hall, London; Manhattan Film Festival, New York; Lyric Theatre, London; Rich Dance Fest, Surrey; National Theatre River Stage, London; East London Dance Ideas Summit, Stratford Theatre; MOVEIT London; UK Design Museum, Cambridge Corn Exchange; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; May Ball, University of Cambridge. We were also the only UK organisation invited to represent inclusive dance at a major festival and conference of phyisically integrated dance in the United States in 2019, where we performed, taught and were part of an expert discussion panel.
We are available for commissions and to perform at festivals and events in the UK and internationally. We
welcome hearing from dance professionals and organisations interested in working with Step Change Studios.
Work available to tour and upcoming performances:
Forward Motion: Inernational Physically Intergrated Dance Festival and Conference, Miami, USA
Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Arts Council England.
Produed by Karen Peterson Dancers (KPD) in the U.S, Forward Motion showcases groundbreaking physically intergrated dance. Step Change Studios are invited to represent the UK in this cutting-edge event, at which we will perform highlights from our show Fairy Tales, deliver an inclusive ballroom dance workshop, and lead a panel debate exploring art and advocacy. As part of our collaboration with Forward Motion, we will also present a new piece created in the UK with dancers from KPD as part of an international cultural exchange.
Supported by Arts Council England
Following the success of our premier show Fusion in 2018, Step Change studios returned to Sadler's Wells with 'FairyTales'. This Latin
and Ballroom-inspired show brought together a diverse cast of talented artists to present dynamic, captivating dance that cuts across convention placing creativity and storytelling at its heart. For
reviews see: The Spy in the Stalls and The Upcoming
Supported by Sadler's Wells, Arts Council England & Dance Enteprise Ideas Fund
In May 2018 we presented 'Fusion', the UK's first inclusive ballroom & Latin dance showcase which featured 20 outstanding disabled and non disabled dancers. We have since toured pieces from this work and welcome further opportunities to present Fusion to new audiences.