from a Footsteps Parent
"My daughter has been a member of Footsteps Performing Arts since she was four years old. She is now nearly ten and is fully dedicated and passionate in her love of Footsteps.
Under the care and teaching of Miss Tori, my daughter has grown and developed in so many ways. She has been taught the passion and discipline of dancing and been rewarded with success in shows, competitions and in performing in Disneyland, Paris. Along every step of her journey, Miss Tori has always encouraged all the girls to give their best in all ways.
Miss Tori always ensures that the girls are well mannered and caring towards all those around them. This attitude of valuing and caring for all means that Footsteps is so much more than a dance school to my daughter. It is a place of belonging, where all the dance teachers and pupils share close relationships, are happy, secure and in an environment where they can thrive and excel. A highlight of this is when my daughter was invited to dance at Miss Tori's wedding.
In conclusion, Miss Tori has been such a positive role model in my daughter's social and emotional development, as well as training her to achieve a high level of dance expertise. I cannot speak highly enough of her dedication, passion, commitment and care."
from a Head of Year
Mr M Navin
"Miss Tori instantly engaged with the children and developed a good relationship with the whole class from the outset.
She made the experience thoroughly enjoyable for all the children (and staff), her enthusiasm was highly contagious and even the most reluctant dancers participated with vigour. I even witnessed one of my less confident boys teaching the dance steps to one of his friends at breakfast club!
Miss Tori's positive attitude and encouragement gave everyone an immense sense of achievement.
I would highly recommend her as an exceptional dance teacher."
from a KS2 English and Drama Teacher
Mrs A Amstrong
"Miss Tori is a fantastic dance teacher who motivates her class with a personal sparkle and evident expertise; my six year old daughter cannot wait to put on her shiny Footsteps t-shirt and dance to what is a very high standard of choreography (not sure I could remember all those moves as well!).
When I watched a class recently, my feet were soon tapping along to the latest pop tracks andn I was heartened to see many happy smiling faces. As well as her fun, purposeful teaching style, Miss Tori has excellent class control and it is clear that the chidlren want to do their best for her and her special pack of star stickers!
I recommend you give her classes a go!"
Testimonial from a EYFS SENCO
Mrs A Burn
"Footsteps has been coming to the setting for nine months. Dance is the children's favourite time of the week. Dance is where all children are equal. As SENCO, I was amazed at how the children with additional needs accessed dance and joined in with the routines, whilst the class met every area of the EYFS."