About Makin' Steps

Established in 1984 Makin’ Steps Performing Arts school offers a diverse range of dance classes in Harlow as well as other performance skills classes such as acting & singing. We believe that our teachers can, through their vast experience and I.S.T.D and LAMDA recognised teaching methods offer the best Dance, Singing and Acting Lesson in the Essex Area.

Our extensive range of classes include hip hop/street dance, ballet, tiny tots’ ballet, modern, tap, singing, musical theatre and melody bear, making it the biggest school in the area offering this range of classes. Lessons start from as little as £5.25 a class which guarantees you first class tuition at an amazing value for money too! Whether you want to get fit, try a new hobby, make new friends or have been inspired by all the dancing shows on TV like “Got To Dance” – our team of professional, fully qualified, insured and CRB registered teachers are here to make sure you have a fun, safe and enjoyable experience! Makin’ Steps tutors are experienced, fully qualified and CRB registered professionals who are experts in their teaching fields.



Our principle teachers have worked alongside top artists such as Kylie Minogue & Robbie Williams on TV shows such as MTV & The Brits Awards as well as choreographing for TV shows such as Top Of The Pops and Strictly Come Dancing. This experience and knowledge combined with qualifications from one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards is what sets Makin’ Steps a part from many other local schools. Proof of the high standard you will receive at Makin ’Steps is shown by the fact that many of the school’s pupils have furthered their training at professional London based colleges such as Performers, London Studio Centre and Colin’s Performing Arts, with past and present pupils engaging in professional contracts all over the world.

These have included lead roles in West End musicals, dancing in Pop videos and a vast array of corporate events. Makin’ Steps also holds regular productions and class showcases and performs at many events throughout the year, giving its pupils the perfect platform to showcase the skills they have learnt at the school. Recently events have included “5212 -The Queens Diamond Jubilee Show, Harlow councils “Chairman’s Ball” at the Civic Centre and a performance at the Olympic torch relay event. The school also provides performers for many professional contracts all over the world.

These engagements have included work for clients including – Channel 4, Nike, Rebook, Panasonic, The Dubai Shopping Festival and BMW to name but a few.

As well as our regular classes – students have the unique opportunity to take workshops with leading choreographers and dancers from all over the world. These include Marty Kudleka (Choreographer for Justin Timberlake), Kenny Wormald (Footloose 2011), Nick Bass (Dancer for Michael Jackson – this is it tour) and many more.

Pictures from previous workshops with international choreographers


There is simply NO OTHER SCHOOL in the area that can offer the high standard of training over such a broad range of classes, together with amazing performance opportunities and value for money that you will receive at Makin’ Steps.

If its dance, singing or acting training you want, then your search is over!

Call Makin’ Steps on  01279 304937 and unleash your talent today!


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Potter Street Community Centre
96 Potter Street
CM17 9AQ

01279 304937
07972 346862