|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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Come see us in person at one of our Open
Houses! See blue box above for details.
|Family Dance Center
|We are still accepting new registrations--it's not too
late to join the FFDC family!
Summer Class Info Now Available!
We've got all kinds of dance fun planned for summer both for new dancers and for those who are continuing their
training! Check out all of the options on our Summer page. Register for summer classes by May 31 with code
SUMMAY for $10 off your summer tuition!
Early Early Bird Fall Registration Now Underway!
Yes, that's right, we're already registering for fall classes, & spots are being claimed quickly! Folks who enroll by
June 1 receive $15 off their registration fee (normally $25/single student or $35/family) & first pick of class
days/times; those who opt to pay the first trimester's tuition (1/3 of the dance season) also get 10% off that
payment! To register, visit our online registration page. To check out our fall class schedule, visit our schedules
page. To see if FFDC is a good fit for your family, visit the studio at our upcoming Summer Open House!
Summer Open House: May 30 4:00-7:00
Looking for a dance studio & considering Footsteps for your family? The best way to determine if we're a good fit
for each other is for you to take a test drive at our Summer Open House! You're invited to join us for a tour of our
colorful facility, meet & greet with our Director & select staff, refreshments, dancewear & shoe fittings, and free trial
classes. If you'd like to take any free trial classes, we require that you sign up for those in advance HERE.
Families who sign up for & take at least 1 free trial class then enroll at our Open House get $5 off their summer or
fall tuition, a one-time thank you for giving us a try!
Father/Daughter/Dude & Moms Dance Rehearsals
This month we put together 2 of the highlights of our show, the Father/Daughter/Dude Dance and the Moms
Dance! To view the rehearsal schedule, attire, & other details, click to view the FDDD Handout Remember, you
MUST be present ALL rehearsals in order to participate!!! There are no refunds for withdrawals after April 1. To
see photos of past FDDD's, check out our Performances page. To view the info sheet about the Moms Dance,
Spring Concert DVD's Now on Sale
Once again, Captured Forever Video Productions will be professionally videotaping our 5 Spring Concert
performances. Individual DVD's are $35 each, with special discounts for box sets of 3, 4, or 5 videos. Videos must
be ordered in advance, no later than June 7 (final day of shows), so please fill out an order form (available at the
studio) and submit payment to our office before Show 5 is over! DVD's will be delivered to the studio by August 30;
we'll email you when they're ready for pickup.
Final Monthly Tuition Payments Due May 18
For those of you who opted for our monthly payment plan, your tuition was divided into 10 equal payments, the
final one of which is due May 18; this is the day we will run our final auto-pay of the season. We hope you planned
ahead & budgeted for this in response to our reminders on your monthly statements! Account balances must be
$0 in order to purchase Spring Concert tickets, which go on sale May 18 as well!
Spring Concert Tickets on Sale May 18
Admission to our Spring Concert performances is by tickets--this allows families maximum control over how
much they spend on performance-related expenses. Tickets must be purchased in person at the studio during
our normal business hours (scroll down for biz hours). Tickets are $11/seat in advance, or $13 at the door. To
enable parents to see their kiddos perform without breaking the bank, we have set aside 2 tix to each show you
have a child performing in, & the price for these tix is $17/pair ($8.50/ticket); parent tix will be held until June 3,
when they'll be released for public sale. We also offer a free pair of tix to Show 5 for parents whose kids are
performing in all 5 shows (with purchase of at least 2 tix to each of the other 4 shows). For further info about how
ticket sales work, please visit our Performances page. We're certain you'll think our professionally-staged shows
are worth every penny!
Dress Rehearsals & Spring Concert Shows
Classes will take place at the studio normally until June 1, our last day of classes for the 2014-15 season. Our
office& stuido will be closed June 2 as we move our operations to the theater. Dress rehearsals are June 3-5 and
take place at the Chappelear Drama Center at 45 Rowland Ave, Delaware OH, 43015; dancers are to arrive 15
min prior to their dress rehearsal time, in full costume just like you did for Picture Week. Shows 1-3 are June 6 at
the theater, and Shows 4-5 are June 7 at the theater; dancers are to arrive no later than 30 min prior to showtime,
& the auditorium doors open 30 min prior to showtime anyway--it's general seating, so you won't want to be late!
Please refer to our Performances page for more details about dress rehearsals & shows. Please refer to our
Schedules page for your dress rehearsal & performance times.
Company Auditions May 16 & 23
Even as this season winds down, we are gearing up for our new Company season with auditions that'll be held
on May 16 & 23 (both days required). If you have a talented, driven, committed, experienced dancer ages 7+, you
may wish to consider our accelerated Company Program! To learn more about it, visit our FDT Company page,
ask for a Company Info Packet in the office, and/or plan to attend one of our Prospective Company Parents
Meetings on May 9. If you're a veteran Company parent, the 6:30-7:15 meeting is for you, streamlined to pinpoint
what's new for next year's Company. If you're considering Company for the first time, the 4:15-6:15 meeting is for
you, detailing how the program works & fielding questions from parents. We recommend that you peruse the
Company Info Packet before attending this meeting if at all possible, and bringing your list of questions with you
so we can be efficient with our time together. To sign your dancer up for Company Auditions, please visit our
Signups page. Break a leg, auditionees!
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!