Footsteps opened at the Reigate & Redhill YMCA in November 2010 and had a flying start. We now have over 100 children and adults attending our ballet, tap, musical theatre and jazz classes. Lessons are available for students ages 2 1/2 and above and currently take place on Saturday day time and Tuesday evenings during term time.
The timetable is below and booking forms are available to download at the bottom of the
page or from the YMCA reception. As classes are getting full, we advise that you pre-book
the courses each term.
The first half of the new Spring Term starts on Saturday 3rd or Tuesday 6th January 2015.
For further information please contact Kate or the YMCA on the numbers below.
Our annual Summer show 'Decades Of Dance' was held on Sunday 6th July at the Paul Rispoli Theatre at Reigate College. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
We look forward to welcoming several new students at the start of our Spring Term 2015 & will be working hard towards further examinations & assessments.
About the Instructors
- 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. She has since worked with Children and Adults of all ages teaching jazz, tap, modern, singing, acting and specialising
in ballet & musical theatre.
- Ellis Franklin-Talbot recently completed her teacher training at the Italia Conti Arts Centre in all aspects of Dance and graduated with Distinction.
- Lauren Elsey graduated as a Dance Teacher and Performer from Performers College in 2009
With combined teaching experience of over 20 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 Spring Term 2015 Timetable, which will begin again Saturday 3rd January. Boys and girls are welcome to all classes. All lessons currently take place in the Redland, Smiths & Brewers Rooms at the YMCA.
9.00 - 9.30 AM LITTLE STEPS BALLET (From Age 2 1/2)
9.30 - 10.00 AM NEXT STEPS BALLET (From Age 3 1/2)
9.30 - 10.00 AM GRADE 1 BALLET (From Age 6)
10.00 - 10.30 AM PRIMARY + BALLET (From Age 5)
10.00 - 10.30 AM PRIMARY BALLET (From Age 5)
10.00 - 10.30 AM PRE - PRIMARY TAP (From Age 3 1/2)
10.30 - 11.00 AM PRIMARY TAP (From Age 5)
10.30 - 11.10 AM LOWER JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE (From Age 6)
11.00 - 11.30 AM PRE - PRIMARY BALLET (From Age 4 1/2)
11.10 - 11.40 PM PRIMARY +MUSICAL THEATRE (From Age 5)
11.10 - 11.50 PM GRADE 1 + BALLET (From Age 7)
11.30 - 12.00 PM PRE - PRIMARY MUSICAL THEATRE (From Age 3 1/2)
12.00 - 12.30 PM PRIMARY + TAP (From Age 6)
12.00 - 12.45 PM GRADE 3 BALLET (From Age 9)
12.45 - 1.15 PM GRADE 1 TAP (From Age 8)
1.15 - 1.45 PM GRADE 3 TAP (From Age 11)
1.30 - 2.30 PM UPPER JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE (From Age 9)
2.30 - 3.30 PM INTERMEDIATE/ADULT JAZZ (From Age 13)
3.30 - 4.30 PM INTERMEDIATE/ADULT BALLET (From Age 13)
7.30 - 8.35 PM ADULT TAP (Ages 15 +)
8.15 - 9.35 PM SENIOR BALLET (Ages 15 +)
Please note that Senior Ballet is for experienced dance students Grade 7 Level and above.
If you are joining us for a trial day then please come wearing loose, comfortable clothing & either bare feet or ballet shoes for ballet classes & jazz shoes/boots or trainers for musical theatre, tap & jazz classes. Uniforms are available to buy from Kate outside of the Redland Room on Saturdays and are compulsory once a termly booking has been made.
Principal - Kate Winn
YMCA - Kristina Lastow
Redhill & Reigate YMCA, Princes Road, Redhill Surrey, RH1 6JJ
Please note that these are bookable courses and are charged per six week half term. It is advised that courses are booked in advance as classes can get full.
Please note that private dance lessons are also available upon request