Dance academy

Dance Academy moves to new premises in Huthwaite

Step Up, which has hundreds of pupils from across the district, has moved to the former Huthwaite Leisure Center on New Street.

It opened its doors for the first time to students, before an open day on Saturday, from 4.30 p.m.

The academy, which bought the center after it closed six years ago, is run by Tiffannie McKenzie and her team, and is moving from Crastor Street, Sutton.

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Tiffannie with her staff and students at the new academy.

She said: “It’s been months of hard work from my friends and family, I couldn’t have done it without them.

“We have renovated our new building from the ground up – new dance floors, new studios, a new sewing room and much more.

“I’ve been dreaming about it since I started dancing at the age of seven and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.

“Our children deserve the best and that’s what we’ll give them.”

After a preview for students, Step Up is hosting an open house on Saturday, June 25 starting at 4:30 p.m., where current members and anyone interested in joining can check out the facilities.

Tiffannie said: “Our amazing energetic students and their parents love it. Why not come this Saturday and see for yourself?

One person impressed is councilor Jason Zadrozny, head of Ashfield council, who hailed the academy after a first glimpse of the transformed venue.

He said: “I’m so happy that it’s going back to being a real community place. They breathed life into a historic building.

“Tiffannie and her team are inspiring role models. I was thrilled to be invited to preview and the results are amazing.

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