About Us

The Next Step to brighter stars, making their dreams a reality!

Mary Corpe was born in the UK. She started performing at the age of 3 and made her first professional debut in Musical Theatre at the age of 7. She performed in many musicals until the age of 13 when she attended the prestigious Arts Educational school for Dance and Drama.

Mary completed her training and landed her first job in a regular tv series called Top of the Pops. She went on to perform in film and tv for 14 years. Mary has 30 years of experience in teaching children dance and drama and a passion to empower and help others reach their dreams.

For the past 4 years Mary has taught all over the Langeberg most notably working as a volunteer at Dance for All classes.

The Next Step are available for weddings, parties and various social functions.

 

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Our Vision

To prepare talented dancers from underprivileged rural backgrounds for entry into a dance / theater school, once they have completed high school and ultimately for a career in the Performing Arts.

This preparation does not only involve dancing, but also speech and drama, literature and poetry. Through dance classes and other activities, the students learn a wide range of life skills, most importantly self discipline and self confidence.

Our Mission

Is to raise sufficient funds to enable the youth in The Next Step Dance Company to reach their full potential, both in dance and academic fields.

Funding

To date most of the funding received by The Next Step Dance Company has come from private individuals. This is hardly surprising as the excellence and commitment displayed by these talented dancers never fails to impress. Our hope is to raise sufficient funds to enable the girls in The Next Step Dance Company to reach their full potential, both in dance and academic fields.

“Adopt a Dancer” or Sponsor these hard-working young ladies in any way possible to you.

All donations received will go directly to the Dance Company fund.

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