About Us

Our Story

Twenty eight years ago, Emmarie and Julie met in a toddler ballet and tap combo class at a local dance studio in Whittier. It was not long for their families to become friends and their little sisters, Jack and Alanna, to become best friends as well. A shared love for dance and each other has kept the these four forever connected and celebrating all of life's accomplishments every step of the way. 

It is a dream that Uptown School of Dance has become a reality and our hope is that young dancers will be brought together to share a passion for dance and friendship just like our own! Thanks for all the continued love and support!