Our dance, drama and music workshops are inspired and written to coincide with the National Curriculum and allow schools to invite fun and interactive learning into the school environment.
All workshops are delivered by professionally trained dancers, musicians, actors, directors and writers working within the performance industry, with lots of experience working with young children. All workshop leaders hold an enhanced CRB check.
There are a variety of workshops available all focusing on a different aspect of the curriculum. All are suitable for Foundation Years up to A- Level.
Step Into Education workshops can be a one off booking or we can devise a programme of workshops for your school. We can also set up your very own Star Steppers dance class and/or youth theatre held at your school by one of our dance, drama artists, where students will work towards shows at the end of each term.
All workshops range from 1 hour to a full day and can be adapted in length according to your timetable. Step Into Education workshops work brilliantly as part of Arts Week and Healthy Schools Week.
On booking a workshop you will receive a detailed session plan and helpful information and resources for your chosen subject. Workshops include props, costume and music.
Step around the World
Use dance to explore different cultures and traditions around the world. Star Steppers cultural dance workshops help young people to gain an insight into the different dance techniques, styles and rhythms of our friends around the world. We offer workshops in African, Indian, Flamenco, Ceilah, Hungarian and Polish character dances.
Step into the Creative Zone
This workshop is ideal for students who are studying Dance GCSE or A- Level. Students will work in a professional and inspirational environment learning choreography as well as learning choreographic skills to help and inspire students with their own dance choreography for group and solo pieces.
Step Back in Time
Historical dance workshops are an excellent way to inspire young people to learn about the past. Breathe life into what life would have been like during the Ancient Greeks, Tudor, Victorian times and World War II
We offer workshops in Tudor Court Dance, Greek Dance, Victorian Garden Dances and Wartime Dances such as the Jive and Lindy- Hop.
Step your way to Health & Fitness
This workshop works brilliantly as part of schools healthy schools week and activity programmes. Workshops can be presented as a one off workshop or a series of workshops, such as a school dance club. Within this workshop young people will be educated on the importance of healthy living and exercise as well as being put through their paces learning fun and challenging dance routines.
This Dance workshop is aimed at Nursery and Foundation Years children. A fun and creative workshop where little ones will learn fun and creative dances as well as learning about different rhythms and moods of music. Children will use props and educational toys as well as being encouraged to explore their own imaginations and developing their own ideas.
Students will be taught detailed vocal exercises to develop the quality, tone and articulation of the voice, projection and a range of accents, while exploring the many varied uses of voice and how to control it.
Play in a Day/Week Workshop
Choose a play from our range, or select one of your own for your students to rehearse for the day/week with our professional director to create a fully costumed performance.
Our professional writer will guide your students through a variety of creative, practical and writing exercises to produce a script at the end of just one session. After the workshop, our writer edits and types up the script which is then sent to your school for you to use as you wish. One option is to then book our Play in a Day or Play in a Week workshop to put on a production of your school’s very own play.
Theatre History Workshop
Using practical drama games, exercises and activities, our professional actor will take your students on a journey from the first forms of drama in ancient Greece through to Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s West End and modern day theatre practices.
Students will work as a member of Shakespeare’s acting company, experiencing the thrills and trials of Shakespeare’s life. They will look at the social and historical context of the period, before creating a character within the company, attend meetings about the loss of income due to the plague, work on sections of text in rehearsal and perform at the Globe theatre in front of the monarch.
Students will be led by our professional comedian to create their own comedic characters, stand-up routines and sketches, while learning the different genres of comedy. The art of comedy is a serious business.
Physical Theatre Workshop
A high energy movement workshop, exploring the physical use of body and face, working as an ensemble group, creating characters and looking at the use of body language, spatial awareness, co-ordination, balance and trust in theatre devising.
Acting Skills Workshop
General acting skills covered include voice, characterisation, improvisation, partner work, group work, team-building, physical theatre, mime, use of props, staging, and all the tools an actor needs to perform as role.
The group will be guided by our professional director through a series of exercises to generate and develop ideas around an identified topic. These ideas will then be worked on in smaller groups to devise several pieces of drama created by the students and then performed to each other, so the whole group can come together at the end and analyse the dramatic conventions of each piece.
Text Analysis Workshop
This is a bespoke workshop, which we will devise around any text you are working on with your students. It might be a set text, or in preparation for a project or exam. The workshop is a practical exploration of the text, with close analysis of specific sections through drama exercises and bringing the text to life.