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Where dreams of Dance take flight

Welcome to FOOTsteps
School of Dance

Sparkling since 2004, we provide Fun and Friendly classes for all ages and abilities. Join us for ISTD Exams, Shows, Carnivals or just for Enjoyment.


Fun, Friendly Dance School

About us

From 2004, we have grown as a family to bring over 50 classes to Okehampton. Teaching to all ages, we offer tuition in Modern, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Ballroom/Latin, Jazz, Acrobatic Arts & Zumba. We pride ourselves on creating happy, lifelong memories whilst nurturing self-confidence and high standards in technique and performance. With hard work and dedication, many of our pupils enter I.S.T.D exams with great success. It gives us great joy to encourage and support students in gaining acredited qualifications.

Every two years we stage a fully costumed theatre show, giving every pupil the opportunity to perform on the stage and showcase our talented dancers. Over the summer, our favourite week is Summer School Week! Often based on a popular movies or musicals we offer fun, safe and activity packed sessions, to feed energetic and active minds. When it is carnival time, you will always see FOOTsteps dancing in the streets and we love to support other local events.

Our Classes

Acrobatic Arts

The art of dance and the skills of the acrobat. It combines many classic dance elements with physical conditioning that allows complex acrobatic moves.


The joy and wonder of classical ballet inspires pupils of all ages. Come and learn this beautiful genre and develop qualities such as grace, balance, poise and strength.

Modern & Jazz

A mixture of stage, jazz & street dance following the ISTD syllabus. Capturing the feeling and energy of current music trends, pupils develop rhythm, co-ordination, fitness and a sense of performance.


One of the most enjoyable forms of dance. The steps are taught slowly, and by developing good rhythm and a relaxed style, we aim to transform feet into well tuned and toned musical instruments.

Pre School

For any budding dancer ages 3-5yrs, come along and ignite that spark with Ballet based exercises and steps, mime and acting. The emphasis is on Fun but we also begin to develop technique and structure.

Ballroom / Latin

A fun way to keep fit, develop co-ordination & balance and meet friends. Over each term, we focus on 1 Ballroom and 1 Latin style so that by week 6, you will be able to take a basic dance routine onto the dance floor.


Inspired by Latin and international rhythms, Zumba is the ultimate party workout for adults. This is a follow-along style class, with a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous experience required. These classes operate via a pay as you go scheme.

Musical Theatre

Have fun and make friends learning all the skills of a Theatre performer – Confidence, Communication and Creativity. Act out your favourite characters from popular musicals with Song and Dance.

Jumping Beans

A dance class for under 5s and their parents. Designed to help physical development, co-ordination, concentration, creativity and self expression in a dance format.


Our classes run on Monday-Friday across three venues in Okehampton.

term Dates

Our dancing year totals 36 weeks and we follow the academic school year.  


Payment is in advance, mainly in blocks of 6 weeks, following the school terms. Fees should preferably be paid for via BACS.

We offer a discount for two or more classes taken by family members or an individual.  An administrative charge will be added to any fees still outstanding at week 3 of each term. 



There is a Dancer
inside us all

If you're interested in wanting to learn to dance, drop us a line to find out more about our dance school.