Beginning in 2011, FineSteps began humbly in the village of Gotherington. The first class, KidSteps, began to show children the importance of co-ordination, discipline and respect for others; Important benchmarks for girls and boys to learn as they interact. – Ms. FineSteps saw a clear void in the marketplace for her gifts to teach, but also ENTERTAIN and was determined to make a difference to the lives of the children she taught.
With a hesitant crowd (why do children need to learn ballroom dancing after all? Come see and we’ll show you!) FineSteps got off to a slow start, until the Gotherington classes (and particularly the parents) embraced the school with an unparalleled passion that even today makes us feel so proud of what’s been created.
At the same time our signature FineSteps class and SoloSteps began at another location. The response to the classes was explosive, even shocking to Ms. FineSteps and in no time at all the school had grown from 3 to 10 to 30, even having to move to larger locations to account for the students.
As the classes grew so too did the demand for others classes. KidSteps split into LilSteps (for 3 years and up) to support the growing age difference and quality of dance and our Signature class split into NextSteps (advanced dancing) and on and on it went. Sequence Steps, Practice Steps, not to mention our monthly Social Steps and our annual Noël! As classes expanded so too did the locations, now serving half a dozen locations with multiple classes at each. Serving Gotherington, Warden Hill, Hatherley, Bishops Cleeve and Brockworth with now hundreds of students – fondly named “FineSteppers!”
So what’s the secret to FineSteps. Why has this dance company exploded in size and success?
The answer is simple. ENERGY. Our FineSteppers don’t just come to dance. They come to enjoy the vibrant energy caused by our loyal, dedicated and passionate patrons. It’s a family and the moment you enter FineSteps you’ll feel it.
Now, once again, FineSteps is expanding. Training amazing staff members, equally passionate about the FineSteps standard.
It’s clear that FineSteps is setting the standard in Ballroom, Latin and Freestyle dancing – so come and see what everyone is talking about. Your first class with FineSteps is free so you’ve got no excuses to not come and check out FineSteps.
Let’s Dance with Passion!