"I had a wonderful time at SWS! Everyone was so welcoming, the students work hard and even the faculty are eager to learn new things. The Directors truly care about all of their students' progress and it shows!"
Mandy Moore Guest Instructor
So You Think You Can Dance Choreographer
"It has been a long time since I have felt this kind of energy in the classroom!"
Twitch Guest Instructor
So you Think You Can Dance Finalist
"My daughter came to Mandy and Sasha with no self confidence and a shaky outlook on her continued education in dance after leaving one studio. After the first class, Mandy came and spoke to me and had all positive comments about what she saw and the one that struck me was, "I can’t wait to see her in 4 years". I also have to note that the lack of self confidence was recognized by Mandy and Sasha right away and they started to correct it. Well, this is now the beginning of her 4th year at SWS and I am so impressed with what I see; a beautiful , confident young lady who’s style is maturing and becoming her own and technique/performance that has continued to improve with each year. The team spirit is incredible and all the extra’s like workshops, get together's and studio parties bond these girls and boys for a lifetime. A big thank you to you Mandy and Sasha for your dedication, discipline and most of all love and caring. My daughter Steps with style". xo
"Mandy and Sasha not only taught me how to dance, but they taught me how to lead a successful life."
SWS Triple Threat Graduate
"Step with Style has been an amazing experience for my daughter. We came from a very small studio and over the course of the 5 years we were there I began to notice very little technical advancement. You can imagine how disheartening it was to realize as a parent that the thousands of dollars invested into your child’s dancing was not providing any growth whatsoever.
I had heard much discussion about this studio Step With Style within dance circles. Although the feedback I was hearing contained both positive and negative, I decided to ignore the rumors and go check it out for myself. Three years later, I am so glad that I did. Step With Style has brought my daughter so much closer to the dancer she wants to be. She has come leaps and bounds in a very short amount of time. The SWS faculty have been such a positive influence for my daughter and the program is outstanding. They give kids of all levels the positive push they need to excel and grow. Step With Style not only teaches dance skills with precision and excellence, our family noticed right away that it also nurtures a team atmosphere with strong moral foundations and respect.
If you want your child to learn the steps, you should really want them to Step With Style."
"There is something extremely special about Step With Style. I was instantly impressed by the level of passion, dedication, commitment to the WORK. The level of "study" exhibited in the students remarkable and transformative. After only week the application of technical and artistic concepts were evident in their work. What is most moving and inspirational is the sense of family and community and love that binds the school together. The joy of dance and learning palpable. Step With Style is my Home away from home."
Ballet Master for Alvin Ailey & Guest Instructor
"Sasha and Mandy you both truly do inspire and motivate the students! I know personally my daughter is so glad to be part of the SWS team. She has improved in her own technique but more importantly has a good understanding of her own goals for growth and improvement. The open dialogue and problem solving approach that SWS creates is one of our families favorite things about Step with Style. Lessons like this provide life long learning that is just so wonderful. Thank you for teaching the students so much more than dance!"
"I am positive that training at SWS gave me the confidence and courage to pursue my dreams!"
Kate Campbell Professional Dancer
SWS’s First Graduate of the Triple Threat Program
"As a parent involved with Step with Style I would like to thank Mandy and Sasha for their dedication to the young people they teach and for their incredible talent. My son, Patrick Derry is currently pursuing his dreams as a dancer and triple threat performer and his success is largely due to the exceptional, skilled teaching he was privileged to receive at Step with Style. Shortly after my son attended a summer camp with SWS to try and decide whether or not he would join their studio, his comment was that he had learned more in one week of camp with SWS than he had learned in many years elsewhere. There really is no comparison! If your child wants to dance for fun, its an exceptional studio for fun and learning but if you have a child who wants to succeed in the world of dance and performing arts then Step with Style is the very best place to be! Exceptional teaching, dedication, technical excellence and a team atmosphere that promotes kindness between students, parents, teachers and other studios. I highly recommend Step with Style as the studio to help your dancer make their dreams a reality! "
"I was so pleased with the atmosphere in this studio! So professional, so hardworking so awesome! Thanks for having me!"
So You Think You Can Dance Finalist
"I travel from Scarborough 4 times a week to bring her to dance classes, this is our second year at SWS and my daughter is only six years old she was asked to be on a competitive team which in a few short months has grown so much and become such a great dancer with so much confidence in herself. All the staff at SWS are well trained professionals and allow opportunities for the kids to grow and become anything they can be. People ask me everyday... Why on earth do you travel so far to take her to dance"? My answer "You will see and you cannot imagine what the future has in store. Thanks to all of you who make that magic happen everyday"!!!!
"This was a show like nothing else I’ve seen in our theatre. Fabulous lighting and effects, wonderful choreography and superb dancing! Congratulations"
Manager of Oshawa Little Theatre
re The SWS Recital Performance.
"I truly love this dance studio. Everything about Step with Style is clear, honest, and rewarding. The instructors-owners Mandy and Sasha sit with you and your child and make a plan on how to reach your child goals, what ever they maybe. Then they put this plan into action and that's where the true magic begins. They are the gift that keeps on giving. They trained my daughter Sadie to be the best she could be with over whelming results. Today my daughter is a professional dancer for the Royal Caribbean cruise lines because of her dedication and commitment to Step with Style and Mandy and Sasha's complete dedication and commitment to her. That's the way they do it, you put in and they put in. Mandy and Sasha see them through mile stones over the years and when the kids graduate, they remain SWS kids forever! We are so proud to call SWS our home. Thank-you for all the years you have given us and for all the years ahead that we will share together. For so many years we called Mandy and Sasha our dance teachers today, we call them our friends. We love you"!
Sadie Brooker's mama xoxo
"SWS has a very talented, hard-working, and passionate team of both dancers and instructors. Mandy and Sasha are completely committed to the studio and their dancers. They produce exceptional dancers who have received various professional jobs after graduating from the Triple Threat program. I would highly recommend SWS to anyone looking to dance competitively or looking to take a recreational class. "
Longtime SWS Supporter
"Mandy and Sasha not only provide the guidance and the training that my girls need to become better dancers, they have also helped to encourage them to become stronger individuals in both body &spirit".
"I had the pleasure of dancing under the amazing instructors at Step with Style. The owners and instructors made me feel at home and encouraged creativity in such a positive atmosphere! They all gave me the opportunity to achieve my goals as a dancer. Mandy and Sasha continuously go above and beyond everybody's expectations, and entertain every audience member, at every show they produce. Nothing could make me more proud than to say, I was once a member of Step With Style"!
"SWS has a fantastic learning environment! The teachers show respect and really try to challenge the students. They push you to be your best! It's hard work, but it's such a rewarding experience. You learn more than just dance at SWS. The dedication of the teachers really teaches you respect, good sportsmanship, and great work ethics. It's such a nurturing environment and you really learn & grow"!
Sarah Kelly Jackson
"The excitement and dedication our faculty and dancers share is outstanding!"