New Term

New TermWe are back for our new term which starts from 1st September and we are enrolling for classes in Street Dance, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Singing, Acting & Musical Theatre.

We are very excited to be back and ready for a new term of exciting classes and new projects that we have in store.

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, ballettiny tots’ balletmoderntapsinging,acting/voice technique, and pas de deux, making it the biggest school in the area offering this range of classes.Lessons start from as little as £4.25 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.

Twist and Pulse at Makin' Steps

Twist and Pulse at Makin' Steps

BGT stars set pulses racing with dance workshops


BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalists Twist & Pulse took a special workshop of students at performing arts school Makin’ Steps on Tuesday. Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) and Glen Murphy (Pulse) took two workshops at Potters Street Community Centre, one for younger students and the other for an older group. The ages of those who took part ranged from seven to 27. Around 70 of the school’s pupils took part in the workshops.

Twist and Pulse at Makin' Steps

As well as the classes they were also given a dance demonstration by the boys.Twist & Pulse said after the workshop: “We really enjoyed teaching at Makin’ Steps and were taken back by the high standard of all the pupils. “We loved the enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism they showed. The pupils street dance technique was very strong.” Margaret Wright, owner of the school, said: “I am so proud of the students tonight. They worked really hard and really nailed the choreography set by Twist & Pulse.

“The boys were great with the students, signing exclusive Twist & Pulse T-shirts and giving a question and answer section at the end of the evening.

“Twist & Pulse are the latest of a long list of amazing dancers and choreographers we have had at Makin’ Steps. Everyone from Justin Timberlake’s choreographer to dancers for Michael Jackson & Step Up revolutions lead man Misha Gabriel have been down to show our pupils their talents.” After the workshops the students had time to get some pictures with the boys.

Margaret added: “We are very pleased with how the event went and look forward to many more to celebrate our 30th anniversary year. “We will be holding more workshops in the near future so be sure to check out our website for more information.”

Twist & Pulse were runners up on the fourth series of the ITV talent show in 2010. They narrowly missed walking away the winners in the live final to Spelbound.

In 2012 the boys returned toBritain’s Got Talent with their own dance troupe – Twist and Pulse Dance Company – and reached the live semi-finals. Also that year the boys presented and performed at every date of the 70-day Olympic torch relay tour.

Twist and Pulse at Makin' Steps


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Potter Street Community Centre
96 Potter Street
CM17 9AQ

01279 304937
07972 346862