Thank you for your interest in Footsteps Family
Dance Center!

At Footsteps it is our mission to help parents raise
their children according to the Biblical principles,
using dance as a teaching tool for life lessons.

Through dance, kids can learn

social skills





personal goal-setting


many other things that make the
kind of adults we hope our students will become!

And the best part is....

It all happens while they're


and getting some great

We invite you to tiptoe through our website.
If you have any questions at all, even silly ones,
please feel free to give us a call at


or email us at


or stop by for a personal visit at our studio at

80 Dillmont Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
(Near Lazelle & 23 in the
Park Place Shopping Center)

Business Hours

Monday-Thursday 4:00-8:30
Friday 4:00-7:30
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Available by email 24/7
at info@footstepsfamilydance.com
Visit our "Downloads" page
and click on
"This Month's Special Offer"
to get your
$10 off coupon!*
New students only. Not valid with any other offer.
Directions to the Studio
"I love that our instructor (Miss Sarah) is so patient and so creative with the youngest girls... it is a
difficult age, and she manages them so well. I enjoy seeing the best of my daughter brought out in her
love of dance."

--Catherine Schobert, mom of Claire, age 5

"Call after call [to other studios] led to frustration when the local studios closer to home would refer to
'the girls' even after being told we were looking for a studio for our son. After hearing an ad on The
River for FFDC, Owen looked at me expectantly and asked me if this could be the place that God was
leading us. Oh, from the mouth of babes. So, while he was in preschool, I called and spoke with Miss
Sharon who spoke fondly of the children and families and spoke of modesty and a God-centered studio.
After our first visit, we knew God called us to come to FFDC and have not regretted the decision. We
love that our son is a dancer and that he is treated with as much respect at the girls in the class. We
love that he is not going to be exposed to inappropriate lyrics, dance moves or body parts as he would
be in some of the secular studios. FFDC has been a great fit for our dancer!!"

--Kim Lunsford, mom of Owen, age 7

"When Addie was old enough to consider dance class, I began asking other mothers for their opinions
of the local dance studios. Footsteps received the most glowing reviews! The modest costumes, the
family atmosphere, and even the Father Daughter Dude Dance were all mentioned again and again, and
that pretty much sold us. I attended the Open House and was even more impressed by what I saw and
heard from the staff...and I enrolled Addie on the spot! We've been very happy with our decision. Addie
truly loves her dance class, and we're proud to be part of the FFDC family!"

--Jennifer Kearns, mom of Addie, age 5

"I checked out several studios near our home, but none of them had the commitment to modesty and
age appropriate costumes that we felt were necessary. We finally found Footsteps and gave it a try. We
felt right at home, right away. Chloe has now started her fifth year in dance and we couldn't be more
pleased with our choice of studio. There is a family attitude and a dedication to pleasing the Lord that I
don't think we could find anywhere else."

--Jamie Cribbs, mom of Chloe, age 8

"I just wanted to personally thank you for a great year. Mackenzie learned not only some great dance
moves, but more importantly some great life lessons. I have had folks tell me that they see a change in
her confidence just from dancing.  You ladies do such a nice job of keeping it all in perspective and
that is platinum in my book."

--Robyn Beal, mom of Mackenzie, age 10

"This is just a note to say 'Thank you' and 'Bravo' for last night's recital. I thoroughly enjoyed the
production. The music was awesome. The costuming--lovely as usual. I also like that you try to choose
costumes that are beautiful and appropriate to each routine, but that the outfits are modest. God is
blessing you, & through you, He's blessing many."

--Lynn Schultz, grandma of Cassidy, age 8

"I can't thank you enough for your hard work & dedication to running a top-notch studio. You are
appreciated. Thanks for loving my girl!"

--Alisha Sheely, mom of Brooke, age 9
For detailed driving directions, you can also check our
"About Us" page under "Where we dance."

Our address is
80 Dillmont Drive
Columbus, OH 43235

In the Park Place Shopping Center
at the corner of
Lazelle Rd and SR 23
How Footsteps Makes Parents' Dreams Come True:
Cute, conservative costumes

Creative, age-appropriate

Unique incentives to encourage &
measure progress

Passionate, compassionate

Reasonable, competitive prices for
both tuition and costumes

Christian-owned &

Early publication of events, dates,
& times

Well-organized, fast-moving shows

Parents may observe all classes
through our 1-way viewing
What our Families Say About Footsteps
Great communication

Homey, comfortable facility

Recreational students valued as
much as competition company

High-quality training in technique
and artistry

We listen to parents' opinions &

Friendly, helpful office staff

We pray for our students and their

Parents are included in their kids'
dance education
your convenience!

See Online Registration page for details.
FAQ About Footsteps

Q: How much do your classes cost?
A: Check our Tuition, Attire, & Policies page, under How Much We Charge!

Q: What is your dress code?
A: Check our Tuition, Attire, & Policies page, under What We Wear to Class!

Q: What do your costumes look like?
A: See for yourself on our Photos page!

Q: How do I register?
A: Check our Tuition, Attire, & Policies page, under How to Register, or get started
on our Online Registration page!

Q: I have other questions. How can I get in touch with someone?
A: Call us at 614-883-5599 (please leave a voicemail) or email us at
footstepsfamilydance@yahoo.com. Come see us in person at one of our Open
Houses! See blue box above for details.
Family Dance Center
Breaking News at Footsteps

We are still accepting new registrations--it's not too
late to join the FFDC family! Deadline to register & be
guaranteed costume delivery in time for Picture Week
is December 10.

Dance History/Costume Measuring Week: Nov 3-8
Kiddos in all classes will be learning how the dance they are learning today became what it is with special
activities for Dance History Week. Videos, coloring pages, books, handouts, & more will teach our dancers about
influential dancers, choreographic works, and eras in ways that are so fun that the kids don't realize they're
learniing! After class, the dancers will visit the office where our staff will record their measurements that'll be used
in sizing their Spring Concert costumes, which get ordered next month. Please plan to stay an extra 15 minutes to
get measured! More info is coming soon about our annual Spring Concert.

Gobbles & Gratefuls Week: Nov 19-25
We have so many blessings to be thankful to God for, and we will be encouraging our dancers to cultivate grateful
hearts in preparation for Thanksgiving. For Gobbles & Gratefuls Week, each dancer will pick a
Thanksgiving-themed rubber ducky out of a bucket, & the number on the bottom of it determines which bin their
Thanksgiving-themed prize comes from. But before they get their prize, they have to share something they're
thankful for! We'll also be selling Turkey Bun Kits for $3 each for those who'd like to celebrate the holiday with a
sense of humor.

New Ballet Ball Conditioning Class Starts Nov 6!
We're so excited to offer a new workout class designed to develop the muscle memory needed for ballet! It is
based on Progressive Ballet Technique and uses large exercise balls. Whether you're a ballet dancer of at least
Amber level or are an adult looking for a no-impact strength-building workout, feel free to drop in on Thursdays
5:45-6:30 for just $5/class (will be added to your account if you're already a Footstepper) whenever you get the
chance--no weekly commitment required! Comfy workout clothes, ponytail, & ballet shoes or bare feet required;
we have the exercise balls. For a glimpse into what we'll be doing, check out this

And Our Spring Concert Theme Is....
In honor of all God has brought us through & grown us into over our first 10 years in business, we've titled this
year's annual recital "Celebrating a Decade of Dance!" Preparations are starting already, believe it or not! For
more info about this big event, please visit our
Performances & News pages. To see which show your dancer's
class is assigned to, please refer to our
Schedules page. It's gonna be another amazing production!

Frog Hop Dancewear Shop November Sale
The weather is really cooling down now, so it's time to bust out the knitwear! This month we're offering 10% off
form-fitting wrap sweaters and shrugs that are permissible in ballet class, as well as legwarmers in a variety of
colors, sizes, & patterns to suit dancers of every genre. Prices vary. Check out our selection today! Makes for great
Christmas gifts....

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 26-29
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov 26-29 as we offer our thanks to the Lord for his abundant
blessings & mercy! Enjoy the time off with your families!

Fall Dance Festival--Bringing the Columbus Dance Community
Together on Nov 1-2
We are proud to present our 7th annual Fall Dance Festival in collaboration with Powell Dance Academy, the
weekend of Nov 1-2. This weekend intensive brings together dancers and instructors from the central-Ohio area
to foster a unified dance community, as well as to expose attendees to a variety of dance & teaching styles. This
year's lineup includes classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, modern, & more! Open to
competitive-level dancers ages 5-19, boys & girls. For details & registration info, check out our
News page.

More Happenings & Details on our News Page!
to take a virtual video tour of our beautiful new
facility, guided by dancers in our accelerated
Company Program. This video was a team
project created at our annual Company
Sleepover in winter 2013. Enjoy--we sure had
fun putting it together for you!
Morning Genesis 3 canceled for Monday, Nov 17 due to
hazardous driving conditions! Affected families should check
their email for makeup class info. A decision about tonight's
classes will be made by 2pm. Cancelations posted here, on
Facebook, outgoing voicemail, email, and text. See our News
page for instructions on how to join our text service!