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.

All-Request Patch Week: Dec 1-7
Dancers in our Beginner thru Advanced levels of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, & acrobatics must earn all skill patches
on their syllabus in order to advance to the next level. The deadline to "patch up" for this season is Dec 10, when
we order costumes that lock dancers into their level for the remainder of the dance year. In order to give every
dancer the chance to test for as many patches as they wish to, classes for All-Request Patch Week will revolve
around patches that our students ask for, particularly those who need 5 or fewer to graduate. We will also hold a
special session of Patch Privates, 15-minute private lessons ($10 each) during which kids can get one-on-one
help with patch skills. To take advantage of this opportunity, please visit our
Sign-ups page. Keep practicing &
good luck, dancers! May you reap in improvement what you've sown in hard work!

Nutcracker Week: Dec 8-13
Each December we honor the history & tradition of the most famous, beloved ballet of all time--the Nutcracker! It is
important that our ballet students learn about it, as it is a classic in the ballet world. So, all of our Genesis and
ballet classes will enjoy a lesson all about the Nut: Activities may include watching videos, acting out the story,
coloring pages, sharing books, learning professional choreography, and more. The kids enjoy Nutcracker so
much that they forget they're being educated in the arts!

Christmas Party Week: Dec 15-20
For Christmas Party Week, we celebrate Jesus' birthday in 4 ways: 1) Dancers & staff can wear red/green to class
(proper hair, dance shoes, & modesty required!); 2) Dancers will get a little gift from their Footsteps family; 3)
Parents are invited into the classroom for all or part of class (teachers' discretion); and 4) Cookie exchange after
class for all dancers. When observing from inside the classroom, parents should be prepared to be silent and let
the teacher do the correcting, be generous with their applause, refrain from using cell phones, and keep siblings
under control and quiet. You're welcome to take photos/videos, but it is illegal for such images to be posted on the
internet, as you have not been given permission to publicly share our syllabi, choreography, or images of kids
who aren't yours. Cookies will be set up on tables in the kitchenette area; bags will be provided for the dancers to
take cookies smorgasbord-style from their class table. Classes of kids with known food allergies will be
contacted via email with the request that trinkets rather than food be brought to share. We do hope you enjoy this
fun week!

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 December Sale
We're excited to offer our gift items for 10% off this month, including such stocking stuffers as jewelry,
Therabands, Pinky Balls, logo plush frogs, and hair accessories. We also have gift certificates that can be
purchased for any amount you choose! Just stop by our office or dancewear shop to check out our selection and
stuff your stockings today!

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
Community Together!

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
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.