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Competition Companies


Footworks Dance Company has a national award winning competition program.   We have received numerous regional and national recognitions, including being honored for best choreography, teacher of the year, FDC people’s choice, Industry Dance Awards, Video of the Year, Most Entertaining Act, Best Costume, Top Elite Studio, Top Starz of Tomorrow Studio, National Championships and the Studio Excellence Award, among many more.    We are National Champions of 2015, 2020 and 2022 along with being National Champion Runner Ups for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Company dancers compete in regional competitions in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, as well as a selected national competition (city to be determined).       WE HAVE TEAMS for many interests and commitment levels.     

Competition Programs:

Our Company Auditions are coming up in late spring of 2023.  Call or message us for more information.


Our "Twinklers Program"  is a terrific program for the young dancer wishing to get their feet wet in dance competitions (age 4 - 9).  We will teach the value of teamwork, promote self-confidence and work to train dancers in stage performance and dance skills.  We will provide fun, "age appropriate" routines.  All twinkler dancers will compete with 1 lyrical dance.  At age 7 - 9, twinkler dancers will add on Tap or jazz to their competition class repitoir (teacher choice).  This program also incorporates ballet into the dance training program.   Dancers will be automatically be enrolled in ballet 1 or 2.  (5 year olds are given the option to take Tappers and Tutus instead of ballet 1).  All dancers have the opportunity to add on additional enrichment classes, such as:  Jazzy Hip Hop, Acrobatics or tap.  We want to set our dancer's up to be successful in their competition and dance journey from the start.  We aim to train well rounded dancers.    Watch your dancer shine on stage and see their confidence grow in our Twinklers Competition Dance program.    Twinklers should plan to attend 2 to 4 regional competitions each season along with a possible nationals.

Premiere Company Teams

Our "premiere" company teams are for ages 8 - 19.   They are designed for talented dancers with a high level of dance commitment, who want to take their dance training to the next level. These teams are by audition only.  These dancers will be committed to a higher level of dance training and compete in several group routines, such as jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, modern and/or hip hop.   All competition dancers will also participate in our ballet program.  Please call the studio for audition information (920-423-7166), or fill out an audition registration form on our website.  Our Premier Company attends 3 to 5 competitions each season (which includes a nationals).   Select dancers will be given the opportunity to compete as an FDC Elite dancer, and given opportunities to compete at additional competitions of choice as a soloist/duet (or small group, if available).  All Premiere dancers will be given the opportunity to attend at least 1 convention each season (if you are on a platinum company or choose to compete as an FDC Elite dancer, a convention is required).   

Stars Competition Troupe

The Stars Competition Troupe is designed for focussed dancers age 9 - 14.  This is a good introductory team for dancers wishing to get started in competition dance.  These dancers will participate in 1 competition dance genre (genre to be determined by instructor - jazz or lyrical) and 1 ballet class within the enrichment program.  A technique class is recommended, however, optional, for Stars Competition troupe dancers.  Additional enrichment academy classes are available.   They will attend 2 - 4 competitions each season.  

About our Competition Program:
We are not out to beat anyone; we are out to promote team spirit and motivate our dancers by exposing them to high caliber talent.  We work to produce dancers who are the best they can be!  The value of a dancer in not found in a trophy, but rather within themselves.  

Why Choose a Company? The benefits of competitive dance, go far beyond learning dance skills and winning trophies.  Lifelong friendships are created through competition and socializing with dance friends.  The value of teamwork, hard work and self respect is created.   Dancers learn to trust and depend on one another, as well as being a reliable person themselves.   Self confidence, poise and respect, are other life lessons dancers can take with them for a lifetime, far beyond their dance classes.  
We welcome new dancers! We are always looking to expand our team with amazing dancers wishing to explore their full dance potential.   Please call our studio to arrange an opportunity to see if Footworks is a good fit for you or for more information on auditions.  
Come experience the joy of dance and take your dance skills to the next level on one of our amazing teams. 

More Info:

Upon accepting a team placement, a down payment and registration fee will be due, based on your tuition/class selections.  

Competition and Costume fees will be due throughout the season:  please refer to your fee charts for amounts and due dates.

For a complete list of team expectations and contract guidelines, please click on the Studio Handbook link below:

Competition Co Class Requirements:

Specific shoes will be required. See you teacher at the start of each season for what shoes your groups will need.    It is required that all competitors have a black sports bra, black leotard, black dance shorts and nude undergarments (to be brought to competitions)(they can also be worn to regular classes).  Earrings will be required.  Tights may be required for some classes.  


Competition and media fees will be due in accordance with your team requirements on the designated dates. Fees can vary depending on the competition, but in the past group fees have been around $60 to $80 per group per competition. Media fees have been around $25 per competition per family. THIS IS NOT APPLICABLE TO ENRICHMENT, BALLET ARTS OR SHOOTING STARS CLASSES.

Company Lead Instructors & Assistants

Ms Kim, Mis Megan, Ms Michelle, Ms Jen, Miss Tiahna

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