New inclusive Latin & Ballroom classes launch on Saturday 10th June

The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London SW1 3BU
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
07976 363861
10th June 2017
The launch class is free, thereafter classes are £9 per class.

Step Change Studios’ new inclusive Latin & Ballroom classes will launch on Saturday 10th June from 3.30-4.30pm at The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London SW1 3BU.

The launch class is free, thereafter classes are £9 per class.

Participants can register via:

As well as its new classes, Step Change Studios provides dance opportunities in social care, healthcare, education and community settings. This can range from chair-based dance for people with limited mobility to more physically active dance programmes. These dance sessions can culminate in performance opportunities and other social dance events.

For more about Step Change Studios visit:
To arrange an interview with Step Change Studios or for images please contact:
Rashmi Becker, Founder, 07976 363861 ;



  •  Around 10.7 million people watch the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing
  • There are 11.2 million disabled people in the UK (that’s 1 in 5 of us)
  • Wheelchair Latin and Ballroom dance is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and disabled and non-disabled couples compete together around the world.

Why is it so hard for disabled people to find opportunities to participate in Ballroom dance?

This is about to change with the launch on new inclusive dance classes by Step Change Studios – London’s first ever dedicated inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance company. The classes are for all ages, abilities and needs and will provide an inclusive space in the beautiful main hall of The Abbey Centre in the heart of London for disabled and non-disabled people to dance together. There will also be some lovely opportunities for participants who would like to perform, to show-off what they’ve learned.

Established by Rashmi Becker, who has a background in disability advocacy and is guardian to her disabled brother, and Nuno Sabroso, a respected and seasoned dance professional who was top two in the world para dance rankings, Step Change Studios provides opportunities for everyone, from beginners wanting to dance for fun and wellbeing, to more dancers wanting to perform or even compete.

In terms of what to expect, Rashmi said: “we will introduce the different Latin and Ballroom dances, taking the class through the different steps and sequences, building the group’s confidence and skills, while ensuring everyone is enjoying their experience and able to go and grow at their own pace. For participants that would like to perform or even develop to compete, we will provide opportunities and pathways to progress. 

Rashmi added: “Step Change Studios is a response to the ongoing calls for dedicated, regular opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance together. We are excited to be launching our brand new inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes in partnership with The Abbey Centre on 10th June. The launch class will be free so that anyone who wants to give it a try – can just come along. We’re confident they’ll want to come back!”


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