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

4:00-8:30 pm

Friday 4:30-7:30

Saturday & Sunday
our office is closed

Available by email 24/7
at footstepsfamilydance@yahoo.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
Leaping Leprechauns Week: March 10-15
We'll be wearing green to class (proper hair, shoes, & modesty required!) and playing a jumping game at the end
of class--everyone wins a silly St Pattie's Day prize!

Summer Schedule Available & Registration Underway!
Check out our Summer page to see what kinds of fun we have planned for summer, including our new Acrobatics
Program! The summer schedule is now available, and registration has begun via our
Online Registration page.
Don't miss out on any of the fun & learning--you get to choose how many weeks of class you wish to take, &
summer is a terrific time to try a new dance form or earn patches in your current one!

Father/Daughter/Dude Dance & Moms' Dance Sign-ups
Online & in-studio signups are now open for families to participate in these 2 special numbers in this year's June
Spring Concert. Details can be found in your Spring Concert Handbooks and on our
Performances & Downloads
pages. Consider getting your groove on, parents--it'll be a blast! Deadline to sign up is April 1.

Introducing New Staff for Summer & Fall
Check out our News page to meet new staff, hired to meet the needs of our growing studio for summer & fall
2014! Welcome to Miss Niki, Miss Ruth, Miss Jessica, Miss Emily, & Miss Kaitlyn as you join the FFDC family!

Onstage NY Competition: March 15-16
Some of our soloists & duet/trios will debut their dances at the first competition of the season at the Aladdin
Shrine Center. We'll post pix & results on our Facebook page. Come support our team--admission is free! Break
a leg, dancers!

Weather-Related Closure Notifications
How can you know if FFDC closes when the weather is bad? Lots of ways! We'll post it above & on our News
page, on our Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram accounts, and on our outgoing voicemail message. In addition, we'll
send emails to all affected families, plus send text alerts to those who have opted in to that service. If you would
like to opt in to receive FFDC texts, just text @1314studi to 740-666-9505; you can opt back out anytime! If we do
have to cancel, please contact our office for suitable makeup class options. Cancelled Company rehearsals will
be rescheduled; attendance at rescheduled rehearsals will not be mandatory but will be strongly recommended.

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!
Weather-related studio closings will be
posted right here & on our Facebook page,
Twitter, Instagram, text, email, &
outgoing voicemail by 8 am for morning
classes or 2 pm for evening classes.