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
Mon-Thurs                4:00-8:30 pm
Fri                              4:00-7:30 pm
Sat & Sun closed (we have some
classes, but no office hours)

We are
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
Join the Footsteps family today!

What's New for Season 11!
We are so thankful that the Lord Jesus has sustained us for the past decade, and we're so excited to kick off our
11th season of dance starting August 31! New aspects of our program include new Company groups, new ages
& levels & more classes in lyrical, musical theater, & acrobatics, a new teacher (Miss Angela), updates to the Frog
Hop Dancewear Shop (now managed by Miss Jessica), new plans for our social media presence (to be run by
Miss Lisa), a new wall display for our new Company photos, and improvements to our Genesis Program
including new class names, new age divisions, and the addition of jazz for ages 4-6! Oh, and we're working on a
brand-new, more user-friendly, mobile-compatible website, too! Lots of good things to come, Lord willing, in our
2015-16 season.....

New Lyrical & Musical Theater Classes for Fall!
We are excited to once again offer recreational lyrical and musical theater classes for dancers ages 10-12 this
fall! Check out our
Classes page for descriptions & prerequisites, our Schedules page to see when we're offering
these new additions, and our
Online Registration page to join the fun!

Spring Concert DVD Delivery
If you are one of the families who enjoyed our Spring Concert shows so much that you ordered a DVD to watch
over & over again, you'll be able to pick those up at the studio starting at our Fall Registration Open House on
August 21-22 4:00-7:00 pm, then weekdays 4:00-8:30 pm starting August 24. Can't wait to see them!

Registration Special: Free Ballet Shoes for Genesis Kids!
Families who enroll in our Genesis Program for ages 2.5-6 between August 31-September 12 get a free pair of
ballet shoes as our thank-you for entrusting your little prince or princess to us for their first dance experience! We
will do our very best to give your kiddo the magical time they're dreaming of!

New Loyalty Program for Returning Families
It means a lot to us when families return for multiple seasons as Footsteps family members, and we wanted to
show our gratitude for that kind of loyalty. Last season we surveyed our parents to see what kind of thank-you
would be most appreciated--the most-suggested reward was some kind of credit or discount in our dancewear
shop, so that's what we've done! We're instituting a new Loyalty Program of Frog Hop Dancewear Shop credit for
returning clients, and the longer you've been with us, the greater your credit. Those returning for a 2nd or 3rd year
get $10; those returning for their 4th or 5th year get $15; those joining us for their 6th or 7th season get $20; those
who are celebrating their 8th through 10th years get $25; and those who have been with us for our entire 11 years
get $30. Credits must be used in full in one visit, and must be used between August 21 and December 31, 2015.
Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Non-transferable. Not able to be combined with other discounts. Just like a
gift card, sales tax applies to the total amount of merchandise purchased. Thank you for your continued faith in
your Footsteps family!

September Dancewear Sale
All leotards and dance dresses in our Frog Hop Dancewear Shop are $5 off during the month of September. You
can also bring in any cotton-blend shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, shorts, or sweatpants of your own and have us add a
rhinestone Footsteps logo--create your own custom FFDC fashion! Details will be posted soon about pricing,
rhinestone options, & garment specifications. Later this month we will also be launching our new Online Frog
Hop Dancewear Shop, with our exclusive logo apparel designs--we're excited to offer these unique creations that
reflect the Footsteps spirit with the glitter & bling we love so much! Stay tuned....
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!