Parents Testimonials


Parents Testimonials
My 3 daughters have attended ballet, cheerleading and street jazz classes at Step Up for 3 years now. They absolutely love the classes and the teachers/ staff are fantastic. These classes have helped with their confidence, ability and given them all the love of performing. From my youngest daughter who at 3 years old gets very excited to go to each class and constantly talks of her dance teacher; to my two older daughters who count the days to the next annual performance because they “love it so much.” I strongly recommend Step Up as being the best dance academy in Dubai.
Vikki Aitken, – Mum of Tia, Emmie & Kaia Aitken
My three girls have been taught by Ms. Vicky since their beginning in ballet. We followed her from the previous school to StepUp although this meant driving further from our home. Vicky’s passion and experience along with the great team of teachers and friendly environment makes it well worth the extra distance. Maria completed Grade 7 ballet, Laura grade 4 and Giulia Grade 2 with great results. They’ve also attended Musical Theatre and SUA classes and have truly enjoyed every lesson. My girls are extremely excited and happy every time they go to dance at Stepup Academy and as a parent I appreciate the professional teaching and the opportunities offered to my children. A 100% satisfaction feedback from us! Thank you Step Up!!
Michela Rescia Iorini, – Mum of Maria, Laura & Giulia Iorini
Our daughter Hannah has been at StepUp Academy for 3 years now. She started with Kinderdance where her self-confidence and her love for dancing just grew. She has now enrolled in the RAD Ballet Classes starting from Pre Primary into Primary and now into Grade 1. Each and every class she has enrolled in I have seen how the dance teachers take care in their approach with the students, to help build their confidence and to motivate and encourage them in a loving and caring manner. The teachers have a personnel connection with every child which is great as it shows your child is not just a number in a class room. We as parents are able to watch her lessons on the TV’s in the waiting area and share in her joy when she leaves class, where we can tell her, “yes we saw you, you were amazing” the joy in your child’s face when she knows you saw her and you able to share in her joy and excitement. Thank You StepUp for that! The team at StepUp Academy is really amazing from when you walk in the door there is always a friendly person with a smile to greet you, to all the dance teachers that are always smiling and bringing so much joy and growing the love Hannah has for dancing, thank you, she loves her classes. Last but not least to Ms Vicky who Manages the Academy, her door is always open and no matter how busy she is with lessons or arranging things she always has the time to smile, greet and chat before dancing off to the next class. Ms Vicky and her team go way beyond what any of us see, the long hours and nights when it comes to End of Year shows and Camps, the extra lessons when it comes to RAD Ballet exams. I would like to thank all the past, present and future teachers at StepUp for the positive impact you all have had and are going to have in our daughter’s life. To Ms Vicky thank you for everything you do and always remember you are appreciated!!
Samantha Wolhuter, – Mum of Hannah Wolhuter
We have been with Step-Up Academy since 2014 where our daughter has attended both musical theatre and street jazz classes. She thoroughly enjoys the attentive tuition from the instructors as well as the elements of fun, enjoyment and team-work brought to each class. From a parent’s perspective, we have found the staff of Step-Up Academy professional, courteous and accomplished in their specific areas of expertise with a willingness to exceed our expectations. These factors coupled with the satisfaction we get from seeing the progress our daughter makes year-on-year speaks volumes for the way in which Step-Up Academy go about their business. We wouldn’t have any hesitation recommending Step-Up Academy to anyone considering enrolling their children in classes for dance or other forms of the arts.
Katherine Smith, – Mum of Julia Smith
Finding Step up Academy in Motor City, has been one of the best parts of my daughter’s life in Dubai. Offering the full range of dance disciplines, what began as entry into a Year 4 ballet class, quickly moved into an opportunity to learn tap and modern dance through the direction of the wonderful Miss Emily. With the exceptional teaching of Miss Christina, movement through the RAD ballet grades on to the Inter-foundation course and pointe work, has meant Step up has been integral to my daughter’s chance to see what dancing is all about. At the heart of any successful organisation is a talented principal, and Miss Vicky who is always at the academy, has a pure and genuine interest in the growth and development of all her dancers. I feel very privileged to have found such a great dance school for my daughter. Not only are the four fully equipped dance studios perfect venues for young dancers to begin their journey into the world of dance, but the discipline, integral to dance, is instilled by all the teachers which is why this successful academy continues to grow from strength to strength.