Upstage Theatre

Training the *stars* of tomorrow

Who are we?

'Step In Time School of Dance' was created by Pauline Bryan over 40 years ago.  The school stemmed from the prestigious 'Joyce Pearman Dance Studios' and went onto run a Monday Night Dance School at Pype Hayes Church.  The School expanded and started an after school dance club at Bromford Infant School which later became 'Hodge Hill Primary School'.  Twenty years on from here the school has gone from strength to strength and has joined up with 'Upstage Theatre' to offer both Theatre and Ballroom branches of Dance Training.  'Upstage Theatre' began 5 years ago by starting a Musical Theatre Class in Hodge Hill.  It then ran a series of successful workshops at 'Heathlands Primary School' and then opened its doors on the Bromford offering a Musical Theatre Class, and as they say - the rest is History!!! 'Upstage Theatre' is now partners with 'Step In Time School of Dance.'


1970 - Step In Time School of Dance (At Joyce Pearmans Dance Studios - Orphanage Road (Now Hollywood Guest House)

1985 - Step In Time School of Dance, Mondays (At Pype Hayes Church)

 1990 - Step In Time School of Dance, Tuesdays (At Bromford Infants School)

2003 - Step In Time School of Dance introduces GDP and Musical Theatre Classes of a Thursday

2005 - Bromford Infants School changed its name to Hodge Hill Primary School

2007 - Upstage Theatre Joins with Step In Time School of Dance

2008 - Upstage Theatre opens and teaches at Heathlands Primary School

2009 - Upstage Theatre opens on Sundays at Firs and Bromford Community Centre

2010 - New Thursday classes at the Bromford. 

2011 - New Saturday classes in Acocks Green.