Step Beyond Studios offer excellent classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Established in 1995 our studios are based in Torbay and Silverdale. Originally named Marian McDermott School of Dance, management remains the same with Marian McDermott as Principal and Head of the school.
Our school has been developed to follow the philosophy that dance can be enjoyed and experienced by all, within a positive and encouraging environment. Our tutors respect and enjoy working with dancers of all ages and abilities. The teaching approach focuses on acknowledging individual achievements within a fun, supportive, challenging and innovative programme.
The students work within a carefully structured syllabus. Step Beyond Studios has a policy of not entering students into exams. These are not necessary for students to be able to successfully pursue dance as a career and we are proud that former students have confidently entered full time tertiary dance training and have gone on to have successful careers in dance.
To further extend our most talented and dedicated students we have our very own youth dance company "One Step Beyond".
Photo at right by Hannah Cebalo