Step It Up Dance steps out to Central Belt

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.

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

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.”

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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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