Steps - What the Future Holds

Over 15 months ago, Jolly Mess and Crazy Wavy Davy decided to treat themselves to tickets to watch “Steps“ and….after listening to the album on repeat ever since, introducing their music to the children in our warm ups and utilising the megamix in finale of “Cinders in the Circus”….last night we FINALLY got there to watch.

I’ve decided to write a blog post about it because for us, it was SO MUCH MORE than “just a concert.”

The creatives involved in this spectacle need serious recognition, I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing! Mash ups of their songs to different eras of music, from renaissance to Vogue, it was SO clever how they managed to take us through the years using their back catalogue of songs with a twist. The costumes, choreography and staging blew my mind and definitely made me want to up my game, but what impressed me the most was the INCLUSIVITY! The costuming was what they wanted to wear 🤷🏻‍♀️ No gender specific costuming or choreography, partnering or props, the dancers showed diversity and strength and were amazing, an absolute JOY to watch and truly elevated the whole experience!

They had some awesome purple isis wings fashioned into amazing costumes and the intricacy that they achieved was mesmerising!! I’m going to raid the costume box and have a play around in ours tonight ;) so look out for them in our next production squad!

I’d say the whole 60s section was my favourite, but honestly I think all of it was haha! The Rich Mans Frug twist on 5,6,7,8 was INCREDIBLE and I love that the choreographer had managed to adapt this iconic routine to fit the 60s but also to propel it straight into 2021! I’ll definitely be doing the Fosse version from now on ;)

There was a moment when a wonderful

couple got engaged and Steps facilitated the proposal, and this was followed by Heartbeat which absolutely reduced me to tears. Everyone deserves love, to feel love, to feel that they can love whoever they want and to experience the joy it brings too, and I really do hope that the children from STC grow up in a world where they feel accepted to be whoever they want to be.

We had spotty Dalmation costumes and big bouncy balls for the dancers during another section and then they were dressed as those super bright spiky ball things which was brilliant too!