Staff

At Stepping It Out we ensure that all members of staff and visiting coaches are fully qualified professionals with a full CRB check.
 
To enquire about private lessons or demonstrations, or if you have any other query we can be contacted via the usual Email: steppingitout@gmail.com and will do our best to help.
Principal:  Gillian Wood
 
'I love to dance and to teach dancing - any kind of dance - but Tango Argentino is my absolute passion!  Perhaps because it combines the qualities of both Ballet and Ballroom with the passion of Latin - I get everything in one fix!
 
Originally classically trained, I performed in Canada and Europe before starting to teach.  I 'found' Ballroom late in my career and struggled with the differences in technique, but luckily I enjoy a challenge and now feel as though I've been doing it forever.
 
A good day is seeing people leave a class with a smile on their face - brilliant!'
 
Ballroom & Latin: 
Fellow & Examiner Ballroom ADA
Fellow & Examiner Latin ADA
Associate member IDTA
Sequence:
Licenciate member ADA
Freestyle:
Associate ISTD
Ballet:
Associate ISTD / ARAD
Modern:
 
Associate ISTD
Tap:
Associate ISTD


Guest Ballroom & Latin Coach: Leslie Marr
 

Les has been dancing, in various styles, since the age of three and is currently working in Hong Kong.

He entered the world of Ballroom and Latin American dancing in

1989 as a medalist and went on to become a successful competitor, during which time he was a member of the England squad for 3 years.  Five time British National Finalist, his many titles include Winner of the England Open Championship in 2002.

His experience as a competitor makes Les well placed to coach future rising stars - a role which takes him to Hong Kong and the Far East frequently, where he gives master classes and trains up and coming competitors.

Les takes Group Classes and is available for private lessons by arrangement, for Juniors and Adults.

Ballroom & Latin: 
Fellow & Examiner Ballroom ADA
Fellow & Examiner Latin ADA
Associate member IDTA
Sequence:
Licenciate member ADA
Leslie is also a British Dance Council Approved Adjudicator. 
Streetdance Teacher:  Georgina Gibbard
 
Georgina teaches in a variety of educational and performance establishments, covering a broad range of age groups.
 
In addition she is Creative Director of Little Thespians Theatre School, instructing 4 - 17yr olds in both dance and drama.
 
Her experience also includes the position of Choreographer and Production Manager for Big Dark Blue Productions at Home and Abroad.
 
We are very pleased to have her as a member of our staff.
 
Freestyle:
Associate IDTA
Theatre Craft:
Associate IDTA
ATCL Theatre Arts:
 
            Teaching Diploma
 
Modern:
    Pre-Associate IDTA
Tap:
    Pre - Associate IDTA