About us:

Our Mission:

Steps For The Future is devoted to developing human potential. Our mission is to help all people create innovated solutions and make informed choices which will improve and enrich their lives. We motivate and encourage all our members to achieve their personal and professional fulfilment. We believe that together we bring out the best in each of us, enriching us all.

Maggie, singing!!!! at one of our outdoor performances,  she just gave it all she had!

Where Did We Start?

Steps For The Future started in 2007. It was originally a dance class on a Friday morning, but the enthusiasm and talent of the students encouraged us to "Go For It" and so we created 'Steps For The Future - The Performing Arts Academy for Adults with Differences'.

We cannot state our PHILOSOPHY any better than the great man himself, Carl Rogers, who pioneered the 'Person Centred Approach' when working with all people. We hope these quotes show the Steps For The Future approach to all who we come into contact with. The 'Person Centred Approach' gives dignity and respect to all.

"You know that I don't believe that anyone has ever taught anything to anyone. I question that efficacy of teaching. The only thing that I know is that anyone who wants to learn, will learn."
Carl Rogers

"Empathy - to lay aside your own views and values in order to enter another's world without prejudice."
Carl Rogers

"When I have been listened to, and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world and go on."
Carl Rogers

"Can Steps for the Future change a person? No! Only that person can change that person."
Steps for the Future


Respect for all in our community

Where are we now?

In August 2016 Steps moved into their own premises on Nottingham Road - a major breakthrough for the Charity! A couple of pictures of the new office are shown below:

We now have two Performing Arts classes, Dance on Mondays (10am - 3pm) and Music on Fridays from (10am - 3pm) both at the Alice Street Community Centre. 

We also run a Health & Wellbeing club (10am - 12 noon). 

Steps perform regularly in public and have been seen at many areas of Derby including at the Assembly Rooms, Derby Theatre, Deda dance centre, Derby Cathedral and the Derby Market place). More information on the performances page.

Steps for the Future relies a lot on the help from others.
For details of those individuals and organisations who have helped or continue to support us please see our FRIENDSHIPS page. 

Steps For The Future is a registered charity in the UK (1144198).