Footworks Dance opened in Clarinda in August 2010 with a mission to provide quality instruction to all students while creating a fun and positive atmosphere! After a few years, Miss Shaylen began attending DanceMasters of America's Teacher Training School and expanded the dance studio to include tumbling.
A handful of years later, Footworks Dance now has two studio locations: Bedford and Clarinda. Both locations offer dance and tumbling. Footworks offers competitive dance opportunities without ignoring the recreational fun dance and tumbling brings our students.
Footworks is truly a Family and we cannot wait for you to be apart of it with us!
Miss Shaylen is a proud member of DanceMasters of America's Chapter 47 and a graduate of DanceMasters of America's Teacher Training School, certified in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Modern.
Miss Michelle has extensive experience serving Southwest Iowa and Missouri with her work with youth dance programs, musicals, and pageants. She has completed Year 1 at TTS.
Miss Lauren is a rockstar tumbling coach with a background in tumbling and cheerleading!
Miss Amber is a former Denver Nugget Dancer and the current director of our amazing competition team!
Miss Bri joins our staff this year as an FDS alumni with experience in competitive cheerleading, dance, and tumbling! Bri has also completed year 1 at TTS.
For students 18 months-3 years (by Sept 1) FDS offers Little Stars, a mommy-and-me style class for 30 minutes a week.
3 year old students have an opportunity to try BOTH dance and tumbling in our 45 minute combination class: tap, ballet, and tumbling called PreDance & Tumble!
4 year old students begin to branch out and can take a 45 minute combination dance class of tap and ballet, and a separate 30 minute tumbling class. We call our 4 year old classes "Mini"! In Bedford, we call the 4 year old tumbling class "Emerald".
Kindergarten-2nd grade students have the opportunity to take 45 minute dance combination classes (ballet and tap) and 45 minute tumbling classes.
3rd-6th graders expand their dance instruction to a 60 minute combination class to include ballet, tap, and jazz. In Bedford, we call this "Level 1" and "Sapphire Tumble". In Clarinda, all classes are sorted by grade.
Junior High and High School dance provides wonderful opportunities for our students. In Clarinda, these classes are 60 minutes and are scheduled to include Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pom, and Hip Hop. In Bedford, these classes are 90 minutes.
FDS has options for tumbling students who are ready for more! We offer an intermediate tumbling class and an advanced tumbling class. These classes are by audition placement only. Contact Miss Lauren for more information on these classes.