What do people think about our work?
Here are some quotes, testimonials and feedback from the people we work with. We now have 18 pages of testimonials so we can’t show them all, but we do change them occasionally, so keep checking back to see some new ones. Some of these are from a long time ago because we like variety!
Please do leave your own comments. We like to receive feedback, good or bad, there’s always room for improvement!
“The training session was fun and active as well as provided a good variety of ideas which has given me more ideas to use with the babies and different ways to keep them engaged and motivated.” Head Practitioner of Baby Room, Murial Green Nursery School, July 2016
“I am emailing to again thank you and your staff for a most professional and enjoyable 3 days at our All4Fun project.
As I said last year we work with children and young people from difficult backgrounds who experience a range of difficulties and issues. The workshops you provided were engaging and fun and the children were full of confidence which is what we want to achieve.
I feel it is necessary to express what great staff you have and please extend our thanks to them on the staff and children’s behalf. Jane Longley, Centre Co-ordinator, Querns Community Centre, August 2016
“We would just like to say how enjoyable the cheerleading and street dance was and how interactive and professional Sophie and Shanice were. The first week of our project was very successful and we enjoyed working with your company and wouldn’t hesitate to book you again in the future.”
Jane Longley, Querns Community Centre Co-ordinator, August 2015
“Every time I look out the door they are all joining in and smiling. No one is on their own looking out of place.” The Chef at Miers Court Primary School upon peeking through the door during class, April 2016
“The Right Step Dance Company has worked well in every year group of our school. The children have been very enthusiastic and can’t wait for it to be their turn to work with Rebecca and her team and they have loved watching the other classes perform. The teachers have also benefitted from the experience of working with dance professionals and have been delighted by how engaged all the children have been.”
Headteacher, Miers Court Primary School, May 2015
“Even if you start with the hump you finish with a smile!”
Doff and Mary, Participants at Montgomery Court, Monty’s Movers, April 2015
‘With the sports funding directed towards primary schools I felt that an area that we could improve on would be dance. It is a very popular form of sport within our school and we have managed to get every child participating from Reception through to Year 6 with a variety of taster sessions as well as after school clubs.
Our school headteacher and I have been very impressed with the Right Step Dance Company and as such have secured their services for 2014/15.
Mainly focusing on Street Dance this year, we have also had Bollywood and Interpretative Dance. Next year we will try a few more dance forms.
We would like to thank Rebecca, Natalie, Georgia and Stephanie for all their hard work and the school are now looking forward to seeing the choreographed dance routines for this year’s School Production of the Jungle Book. ‘
Mr D Harrison, PE Coordinator at Singlewell Primary School, Gravesend, June 2014
‘We were holding feathers to pretend we were show birds. I liked it because there were lots of colours in the room.’
Chloe about Brazilian Dance, Balfour Infants School, June 2014
‘This session is really good for Alfred as he is so stiff, he tries to eat by himself but too stiff to lift his fork up to his mouth but I’ve just seen him lift his arms up!’
Carer, Fort Horstead Care Home, May 2014
‘It’s really improved my health. It gives us something to talk about for the rest of the day and the music is nice to hear and remember.’
June, a member of The Foord Fillies social dance group
‘We have worked with The Right Step on two separate commissions. On each occasion the company have produced work fulfilling the brief exactly and appealing to our audiences as well as the various communities they have engaged with during the development and creative process. The Right Step as a company are easy to work with yet extremely professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.’
Dawn Archer, Fuse Medway Festival, July 2013
‘The dance evening went really well. The children loved it and parents seemed to be enjoying themselves too. Natalie was lovely with them all and they certainly enjoyed all her activities, especially the one with her stretchy giant elastic band!’
Elizabeth Poynter, organiser of the Twydall Infants Dance Evening for the Friends of Twydall School, April 2013
‘All teachers thoroughly enjoyed the CPD session, particularly the water themed piece. I am confident that they will use this cross curricular approach to dance and are more confident in delivering dance lessons to our pupils.’
Mr Mc Kenna, St John’s Primary School after An Introduction to Dance: A Cross-curricular Approach
‘Each year the Rotary Club of Medway organise a holiday to provide lifetime memories for 6 families from Demelza and Chyps Childrens Hospices. To finance the trip the Rotary Club needs to raise thousands of £’s which is where hundreds of Santa’s comes in. However, it wouldn’t be right for Santa to go jogging round the centre of Rochester without a warm up, because we all know that you shouldn’t take exercise without some preliminary stretching, which is where The Right Step came in to play.
In spite of the rain and the miserable weather on the day, Rebecca brought a smiling personality that infected all the budding Santa’s and inspired them to enjoy the event in a very spirited way. I’ve no doubt this is the kind of enthusiasm she brings to her dance students and gets them to give of their best while getting the benefits that come from this most enjoyable and healthy of activities. Rebecca certainly got our Santa’s doing the ‘Right Steps’ and with each one hopefully helped raise thousands of £’s for charity.’
Rotarian David Hatcher who founded the Rotary Childrens Hospice Holiday Scheme, November 2012
‘Many of our teachers have increased in confidence since the course, and especially are more willing to let the children ‘shape the dance’. There has been a definite increase in creative dance, allowing more cross-curricular links to be made. I would say that the children enjoy it more as there is no right or wrong way to do it.’
Lisa Crowfoot, Godinton Primary, September 2012 (1 year since their Dance: A Cross-curricular Approach CPD day)