About Footsteps

Footsteps opened at the East Surrey YMCA in November 2010. We now have over 80 children and adults attending our ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre and jazz classes. Lessons are available for students ages 2 1/2 and above and currently take place on Saturday during the day and Tuesday evenings during term time.

The current timetable is below and bookings are made via the YMCA’s online booking system.

The new autumn term starts on Saturday 21st or Tuesday 17th September 2019. For further information please contact Kate or the YMCA on the numbers below.


We are now a team of four teachers, all with different skills but all with a shared purpose; to enhance our Footsteppers dance & drama experiences and provide the highest standard of training for every pupil.

Congratulations to students who took in-house assessments and I.S.T.D & R.A.D. examinations this year. The results were excellent! And a huge well done to everyone who appeared in our summer show ‘Heroes & Villains’ at Redhill’s Harlequin Theatre.

Please be aware that our timetable changes regularly, to allow for classes to be added, so do check below for the current term.

About the Instructors

Principal: Kate Winn trained in all aspects of performing arts at the Italia Conti Academy in London where she was Head Girl and graduated with Distinction. After working as a performer for a few years she began teaching in 2001. Since then, she has worked with children and adults of all ages, teaching jazz, tap, modern, singing, acting and specialising in ballet & musical theatre.

Ballet: Emily Cook trained at The Royal Academy of Dance. She teaches tap, modern, contemporary and jazz but specialises in ballet.

Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre: Ellis Franklin-Talbot also graduated of the Italia Conti Academy, having trained in all forms of dance and drama.

Teaching Assistant: Paris Devaney is a graduate of Laine Theatre Arts and a qualified dance teacher. She also trained under Kate's instruction as a child!

With combined teaching experience of over 40 years, here are a few of the prestigious Colleges our students have previously attended to train full time in all aspects of Performing Arts: 

Laine Theatre Arts, Italia Conti, Performers College, Doreen Bird, 
English National Ballet, Elmhurst Ballet School, GSA, Urdang Academy, The BRIT School.


Please check here or with the YMCA for updates each term as class times are subject to change. Below is the current summer term 2019 Timetable, which will begin again Saturday 21st September. Boys and girls are welcome to all classes.

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If you are joining us for a trial day then please wear loose, comfortable clothing and either bare feet
or ballet shoes for ballet classes and jazz shoes/boots or trainers for musical theatre, modern, tap and jazz classes. Uniforms are available to buy from Kate outside of the Redland Room on Saturdays and are compulsory once
a half-termly booking has been made.

Contact Details

Principal - Kate Winn

YMCA - Kristina Lastow
01737 779979

East Surrey YMCA, Princes Road, Redhill Surrey, RH1 6JJ


Twitter: @dance_footsteps

Please note that these are bookable courses and are charged per 12-week term. It is advised that courses are booked in advance as classes can fill up quickly.

Private dance lessons are also available upon request including wedding dance classes.