Step It Up Dance steps out to Central Belt

Step It Up Dance has 40 teachers and runs more than 100 classes a week across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Step It Up Dance has 40 teachers and runs more than 100 classes a week across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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AN “URBAN” dance company aimed at growing children’s confidence while keeping them fit has kick-started the new year by creating 20 jobs and expanding across the Central Belt.

The growth comes after Edinburgh-based Step It Up Dance, founded three years ago by Niki Hutchison, saw its turnover quadruple to £100,000 in 2014. The firm has 40 dance teachers and runs more than 100 classes a week across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Hutchison said she now plans to bring the concept to Dunfermline, Perth and Glasgow, adding: “I am absolutely delighted with how quickly the business has grown over the last year, which is why we are in a position to expand the business sooner. The classes and parties also teach kids how to express themselves in different ways, which ultimately helps build their confidence.”

Alisa Wilson, active schools co-ordinator in Edinburgh, said: “It is very important for kids to exercise regularly and this is a great fun way to do it.”

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