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Kimberly Wyatt becomes the newest Patron of Step into Dance

19 Jan 2017

 

Photography: Joseph Sinclair

American singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality Kimberly Wyatt was yesterday announced as the new patron of Step into Dance, the largest inclusive secondary school dance programme in the UK. Step into Dance provides extra-curricular classes and performance opportunities to 200 mainstream and SEN schools per year across London and Essex. Since its creation in 2007, the programme has provided high-quality dance education to over 30,000 young people. Kimberly joins fellow patrons, dancer Kirsty Swain and choreographer and dancer Kenrick “H2O” Sandy, in Step into Dance’s 10th anniversary year. She will be a source of inspiration and support for the young dancers as they prepare for a special performance to mark the occasion at Southbank Centre on 17 July.

Kimberly Wyatt was a member of the Pussycat Dolls from 2003 until 2010. Following their global success, she has demonstrated her commitment to nurturing the talent of young dancers by appearing as a judge on Sky’s Got To Dance and CBBC’s Taking The Next Step. Further to this, she continues to work closely with dancers of all abilities through her workshop tours and dance academy and through her role as an ambassador for The Youth Sport Trust. Sue Goodman, Programme & Artistic Director of Step into Dance, says “We at Step into Dance are thrilled that Kimberly has become our patron. She represents dance and entertainment at its best! I am sure that she will inspire our dancers and motivate them greatly.”

Talking about her role with Step into Dance, Kimberly says, “I am delighted to be taking on the role as patron for Step into Dance, especially in their special tenth anniversary year. Dance is my passion and it is such a privilege to be able to share this with others. It’s is a great form of exercise for not only fitness, but also health and well-being which is so important in the world we live in. I cannot wait to see what the young dancers have in store for me on the 17th of July at the Southbank Centre and look forward to seeing you all there – be you, be fearless, be authentic!”.

Please visit Step into Dance for more information.