“These are the NICEST people I have ever met. Everyone wants to be friends and encourages each other. I have never seen a dynamic like this before. I come out of every class feeling excited and confident. Soraya, Claire, Andrea and LaurieAnn clearly care about their students. I am so lucky that I found The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance.”
— BAILEY L.
“Love Soraya’s studio! Fun class, open to everyone, non-competitive, steps are challenging and choreography is unique. A breath of fresh air. I look forward to it every week!”
— CLAIRE G.
“The teachers at the Studio made it so easy and fun to start dancing again! They are patient and kind, giving constructive feedback while still being encouraging. I highly recommend anyone interested in Irish dance to take classes here.”
— KASEY F.
“I’m so glad I found this school. I was nervous coming in as an adult beginner with no dance background, but I have always felt comfortable in Soraya’s class. The other students are also there for fun and are super supportive (we sometimes clap for each other). Soraya is an amazing teacher and always wants me to leave class feeling good about the step we are working on. This class is great if you want to dance for exercise/fun!!!”
— HEATHER G.
“The dancers are terrific. We were most impressed by their wonderful performance at our annual heritage festival.”
— CATHERINE MARSHALL, PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WESTCHESTER
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the dance company’s performance. We are appreciative of them coming to entertain our residents.”
— SHERI GOTTLIEB, DIRECTOR OF RECREATION, CABRINI OF WESTCHESTER
“Before I started with this studio, I never dreamed of all that I would learn and the amazing people I would meet. I am extremely grateful to have Irish dance and all of my classmates in my life.”
“The classes are relaxed and fun - but are still amazing cardio.”
“All the instructors are talented, attentive and thoughtful.”
“All the instructors are really patient and helpful. They are willing to spend as much time on a step as you need to.”
“Soraya and LaurieAnn have created a positive atmosphere. I never feel judged, and both of them have always encouraged me and focused on my accomplishments. I love that it’s about having fun and that my teachers are always there to give me tips to progress. I also like that there isn’t a competitive vibe and that it is about going at your own pace!”
“Andrea’s enthusiasm is contagious and uplifting.”
“Claire’s positive attitude and can-do spirit always help me work harder in class.”
“Andrea is always very patient and is a true leader.”
“Both Soraya and LaurieAnn are always greeting me with a smile and constantly encouraging me... I would refer anyone who has danced and wants to start again or wants to begin at an older age to try out The New York Studio of Irish Step Dance!”
— ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK FROM OUR ANNUAL SURVEY