ABOUT FOOTWORKS DANCE COMPANY -
APPLETON / KIMBERLY / KAUKAUNA/ MENASHA /SHERWOOD/FREEDOM/ HEART OF THE VALLEY/ NORTHEAST WISCONSIN AREA

About FOOTWORKS Dance Co

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Our Staff:  

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Kim Mader

Owner, Instructor & Director
CPR Certified

Michelle Jansen

Megan Jansen

Nicole Leitermann

Instructor, Bus Development, Asst Dir.
CPR Certified
Instructor
CPR Certified
Instructor, Art Development, Asst Dir.
CPR Certified
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Jen Hebbe

Terri Smith

Instructor
CPR Certified
Administration, Accounts & Instructor
CPR Certified

Brittany Schroeder

Paige Jansen

Instructor 
Guest Instructor & Consultant
CPR Certified
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Allyssa Hoffman

Administration & Payroll
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Tiahna Smith

Instructor/Assistant

Mission Statement

"It is our mission to provide individualized attention and to share great dancing, while building character and confidence in our dancers.  We strive to teach life virtues that students can take with them for a lifetime, and we wish to empower our youth, to become leaders in all areas of their lives, with pride, integrity and confidence in themselves. Our teachers are excited to share the joy of dance with you!"

Footworks has well-trained staff.   We are committed to excellence in dance instruction.  Here is a bit about our us:  

 

Miss Kim began dancing at the age of 4 from her uncle.  As a student, she excelled in dance and in high school was the captain at her dance studio along with being the captain of her cheerleading team.  Even as a student, she attended dance conventions where she gained valuable skills and knowledge. After high school,  Miss Kim received a degree in Accounting and took dance exams to became a member of the prestigious "Chicago National Association of Dance Masters" and "Dance Masters of Wisconsin".  She has gone on to lead her students to national championships.  She is most proud of the life skills and self-confidence her students learn in their classes.  She has earned awards such as "Teacher of the Year" and "Best Choreography" on numerous occasions.  She wishes to empower the youth of this community to become the "Leaders of Tomorrow".  

 

Miss Michelle has been dancing since the age of 3 and has a degree in business/marketing.  Currently she is continuing her dance training by earning credits with the the "Chicago National Association of Dance Masters".  She loves working with students of all ages and sharing the joy of dance and life with her dancers.  She was an accomplished and top award-winning competitor, along with the recipient of convention scholarships for her dancing.  
She has won awards such as "Best Choreography" and has led many dancers to top placements at competitions.  

 

Miss Megan has been dancing since the age of 2 and has earned 2 bachelor's degrees in Dance and Psychology.  She graduated at the top of her class with Summa Cum Laude status in both. She loves to push her students to their maximum potential with great technique and movement quality.  She was an accomplished and top award-winning competitor.  In college, she received top dance awards and scholarships for her dance abilities.  She has gone on to lead her dancers to top placements and has won awards such as "Best Choreography".  

 

Miss Nicole comes to us with an extensive background working with young children and has a degree in Early Childhood Education.   She love to teach our pre-school dancers and wishes to instill a love of dance and sense of accomplishment in her students.   She has many years of teaching experience and has been highly successful teaching our mini competitors over the years.  

 

Miss Jen is a former student of Miss Kim's and a former competitor herself.  Miss Jen has a degree in Education and teaches school locally.  She is currently earning credits with the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.  She loves to teach amazing new dance skills to her students and she loves being a role-model to dancers of all ages and skill levels.  

 

Miss Paige has been dancing since the age of 2 and has received numerous awards and top placements as a competitor, herself.  Miss Paige has a degree in psychology, graduating with highest honors from UW LaCrosse.  She has received awards such as "Best Choreography".  She wishes to instill a love for dance, along with teaching exceptional movement quality, dance skills and promoting character and confidence.  

 

Miss Terri has been instrumental in Footworks administration processes.  She comes to us with many years of business management experience and teaching experience, along with first aid and CPR training.  She is a local EMS responder and her giving character is apparent in all she does at Footworks.  She is here for you every step of the way.  She wishes to help the students of FDC become the best they can be and loves teaching her students dance.  

 

Miss Tiahna has been dancing since the age of 1 and has attended many conventions in dance, in order to bring you a comprehensive dance education experience.  She was a former student mentor at Footworks and now she has stepped into a lead instructor role.  She loves working with students of all ages and levels of dance and wishes to bring you joy in your dance experience.  She is an accomplished and award-winning competitor, where she and her teams have won numerous top awards.   

 

Because of the amazing staff at Footworks, we have won awards such as "Studio of the Year", the "Studio Excellence Award"  and "Video of the Year".   Our instructors complete our own FDC in house youth protection training each season to ensure our dancers at Footworks are protected all-around - in mind and body.  Footworks is committed to protecting our youth and promoting youth protections in the community.   We are committed to bringing you an amazing dance experience and building each dancers self-confidence, to become the "leaders of tomorrow".