|Thank you for your interest in Footsteps Family
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
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)
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Available by email 24/7
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|"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
Unique incentives to encourage &
Reasonable, competitive prices for
both tuition and costumes
Early publication of events, dates,
Well-organized, fast-moving shows
Parents may observe all classes
through our 1-way viewing
|What our Families Say About Footsteps
Homey, comfortable facility
Recreational students valued as
much as competition company
High-quality training in technique
We listen to parents' opinions &
Friendly, helpful office staff
We pray for our students and their
Parents are included in their kids'
|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
email@example.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.
Choreography Contest Results
In October 16 dancers spent a Saturday learning the basics of the art of creating dances. Some of the
Choreography Intensive students chose to submit pieces of their original work for adjudication by our teaching
staff, who watched video submissions and voted on their top 5. Each teacher's 1st place vote got 5 points; 2nd
place vote got 4 points; 3rd place vote got 3 points; 4th place vote got 2 points; & 5th place vote got 1 point. Points
were added together to determine the top 5 student choreography winners. Winners' pieces will be fully produced
& included in our Spring Concert shows! Miss Jennifer will meet with each budding choreographer privately to
discuss details of production. Our 10 choreographers were so talented & effective that every single piece was
voted into at least 2 teachers' top 5 picks! Clearly it wasn't easy to narrow it down! Snippets of all video
submissions will be edited together into a video that will play while folks are finding their seats in the Spring
Concert theater, so everyone's pieces will get to be enjoyed by their adoring fans even if not fully staged. Congrats
to all of our brave participants--we are proud of you! You're all winners to us! View the Choreography Contest
Christmas Break: Dec 22-Jan 3
The studio will be closed as we celebrate the holidays. If you do need us for anything, we will be checking email
and voicemail, and we'll get back to you ASAP. Enjoy the time off with your families, & we'll see you in the New
Collaboration Company Performances: Bringing the Dance
Footsteps has collaborated with the Edye Cook Dance Company from Marion, combining some of our older
Company dancers in a modern dance piece called Immersion. Immersion will be performed at the Summit on
Infant Mortality hosted by the state, as well as at the 3 Christmas at the Palace shows at the Marion Palace
Theater on Dec 5, 6, & 7. Our Footsteps family will get to enjoy 2 live performances of it at our Spring Concert
shows, plus we'll perform it in Edye's 2 recitals. For a preview, click here! We are so excited to mix our dancers in
the name of art, and this project is extra-special because Miss Edye was Miss Jennifer's teacher for the first 9
years of her career--Footsteps wouldn't exist without Miss Edye encouraging our Owner/Director to pursue her
passion for dance decades ago!
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!
|In the event of hazardous driving conditions, cancelations will
be posted here, on Facebook, outgoing voicemail, email, and
text. See our News page for instructions on how to join our
text service! Cancelations are announced by 8:00 am for
mornning classes and 2:00 pm for afternoon/evening classes.