OUR ETHOS

Engaging

Non-competitive

No pressure

FELLOWSHIP N.A.T.D

Freestyle/Disco

Street

 

WHERE WE ARE

Classes in Islip/Thrapston

Classes in Kettering

Northants

2731

N.A.T.D Exams Taken

150

Weekly Pupils

23

Years Established

14

Classes Each Week

FOUNDED IN 2000

Step N Grooves Dance School, based originally in Islip, near Thrapston, Northamptonshire was founded by Mrs Steph Newman back in September 2000.  The school prides itself on being completely original.

Step N Grooves offers its pupils the chance to learn modern (N.A.T.D) Freestyle Disco and Street dance, participate in our many performances and exams but most importantly of all, to become part of the Step N Grooves family.

We currently run classes for ages 4 years to adult in Islip / Thrapston – Northamptonshire with classes in Kettering coming Aug 2023.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

We are quite different to conventional dance school set ups; we have a unique ethos amid the modern dance world.

Steph, founder of Step N Grooves (Fellowship teacher & NATD examiner) grew up in competitive dance and always felt that it wasn’t quite the right avenue for her. She resolved to build a school with an alternative focus – with zero pressure. Step N Grooves provides a quality, solid dance foundation focusing on confidence, technique and rhythm, whilst just having fun. We choreograph challenging routines for our dancers, never underestimating them. This has proven central to its success – our dancers really thrive.

Within a Step N Grooves lesson, routines and skills practise are often complimented by our dance games and conditioning exercises. This style of teaching indirectly allows the dancers to grow, practise and improve on certain techniques, but more importantly gives them a chance to have a giggle. We encourage pupils to enter for N.A.T.D Freestyle Syllabus, Street Syllabus & Graded Freestyle Syllabus exams – but these aren’t compulsory at all! We work towards an annual show weekend in December where we come together as a team, celebrating how children and adults, all ages, all abilities can join with a shared love and talent to have a great time and perform with serious style and heaps of passion.

meet the STep n Grooves team

Steph, Katie & Frances

See ‘Our Team page for more info on our teachers

Mrs Steph Newman
The Boss

Miss Katie March
Street Boss

Mrs Frances Heather
Assistant Boss

OUR AGE GROUPS

Very Smalls (Ages 4 – 7)

Smalls (Ages 7 – 9)

Middles (Ages 10 – 13)

Bigs (Ages 12/13+ Entry on trial)

Extra Bigs (Adult dance)

Pure Street (Ages 4+)

PLEASE ENQUIRE REGARDING SPACES RATHER THAN JUST TURNING UP. WE DO HAVE WAITING LISTS IN PLACE FOR MANY OF OUR CLASSES & DON’T WISH TO DISAPPOINT BY TURNING PEOPLE AWAY AT CLASS. 

EVENTS

STEP N GROOVES PHOTOS

EXAM PRESENTATION DAY 2023

END OF YEAR SHOW 2022

RUSHDEN LAKES DISPLAY

Two phenomenal pop up displays at Rushden Lakes raising a whopping £230 for YoungMinds in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

END OF YEAR SHOW 2021