From one young lady to four separate companies, we still stick to our community dance roots and put the people we work with first.

Founded in 2010

With one dance teacher and run from Rebecca Ashton's living room, The Right Step was a Prince's Trust supported business.

2011 - Dancing Feet

The Right Step grew in popularity quickly, more dance teachers joined the team and there were performances and events such as the one held by MOPP and CVS Medway.

2012 - Changes In The Current

The Right Step's first Fuse Medway Festival commission was devised and performed by members of the community about and on The River Medway.

2012 - Dancing Santas

We led the first dance warm up for The Santa Fun Run, the start of a Christmas tradition for the team.

2013 - Keep on Dancing

The First Active Armchairs training was funded by Age Concern Chatham, our second Fuse Festival commission was The Sirens of Cetham, we celebrated The Right Step's third anniversary with a party and Georgia joined the team as Adult Dance Co-ordinator. Suddenly the number of regular sessions run rose dramatically.

2013 - Famous Feet

The Right Step was proud to feature in many newspaper articles including when Princess Anne spoke to Rebecca at Medway Park's opening, an article about The Prince's Trust and enterprising Youth and a brilliant article about Active Armchairs at Durland House.

2014 - Reaching Out

Clare became our Social Media Guru, our office moved to Sun Pier House, we took part in the first ever Rats Bay Shindig, collaboration with Richard Squarecube and Sun Pier House led to Croquis Events, Rebecca and Sophie presented a cheque to Children In Need and Active Armchairs training was funded by Medway Council.

2015 - Footprints

Our 5th Anniversary and by January 2015, The Right Step had given over 5000 older people the chance to dance and, to reach even more people, One to One was introduced.

2016 - The Dancing Team

Our team is at the heart of what we do. In 2016 Rebecca launched TRS Franchise to expand the team and we were awarded our first Healthy Business Award, something that helps the office team do the best for the TRS Teachers. The team turned out in force for The Rats Bay Shindig, SMILE and The Santa Fun Run.

2016 - Seated Dance

Active Armchairs got a fabulous new look, a purple colour scheme and new logo, all facilitators became Dementia Friends, Active Armchairs Training was funded by The Right Step and Level Two was introduced.

2017 - Excellence In Dance

With Hale Place Care Home, we were featured in a BBC Documentary, the first TRS Tiny Dancer was born, Becca G replaced Steph as Schools Dance Co-ordinator and we raised awareness at events like SMILE and Forum Care Awareness Day.

2018 - First Position

The first franchise, TRS South Kent was launched by Georgie and The Right Step helped organise the first Dance in The Dockyard at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

2019 - Enhance Dance

The Enhance Research project, run in partnership with The University of Kent, gave us scientific proof that Active Armchairs has positive effects on physical and mental health, is a meaningful activity and meets criteria set by the CQC for high quality activity provision in care homes.

2020 - 10 Years of Prancing!

The Right Step celebrated 10 years of working with people at any age, for any ability.

2020 - Still Travelling

The second franchise, TRS East Kent, was launched by Jess. Probably the most difficult time to launch a franchise, a month before the pandemic hit, Jess worked hard to bring joy to participants in the most difficult of times.

2020 - Dancing Through Difficulty

2020 was a year like no other, but The Right Step continued to use dance to bring joy. The team joined together to write blogs and create videos for Everybody Moving, a free online resource. The Enhance Project spread positivity as the report was printed and Mindful Moving gave an outlet to those who needed to express and communicate without words.

2021 and Beyond

So what does the future hold? We are going to continue to bring dance to people at any age, for any ability. We will continue to strive for excellence. Organisations will continue to come to us for well planned dance lessons. We'll launch new things and improve the things we've always done. We'll rise to and enjoy the challenges set by the organisations we work with. We will continue to love dance and share our passion.
Sq Byron Lodge Active Armchairs props Christmas
SQ Changes in the Current Rochester dance
SQ Enhance Active Armchairs Rebecca Ashton
SQ Greenvale Infants Dance Educating cross curricular
SQ Palace Wood Primary Dance Cheer
SQ Selfie Neuro Arts Festival Right Step Active Armchairs
SQ St Andrews Ballet Rebecca Ashton
SQ TRS Training school staff dance