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 the Senior Rising Star National Grand Champions of 2015 and National Grand Champion Runner Ups for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Company dancers compete in regional competitions in Wisconsin and the midwest (primarily the Chicago area or Minnesota). WE HAVE TEAMS for many interests and commitment levels. Footworks also competes at a national competition each season.
Our 2022/2023 Company Auditions are May 7 (make-up audition day available)
Our "Twinklers Program" is a terrific program for the young dance competitor (age 4 - 9). We will teach the value of teamwork and work to train dancers in stage performance. We will also provide fun "age appropriate" routines. Dancers will compete with a lyrical dance and a Jazz dance. At age 8 dancers can add on Tap to their competition repitoir. This program also incorporates ballet into their training (most dancers will be automatically enrolled in ballet 1. (Enrichment Academy Tap and Acrobatics is available for ages 6 and up to add to their training). 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 and we recommend classes in the main dance disciplines to all (Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Lyrical). 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 competitions each season.
Our "premiere" company teams (for ages 8 - 19) are designed for gifted dancers with a high level of dance commitment, who want to take their dance training to the next level. These teams are by audition. These dancers will be committed to a higher level of dance training. These dancers will compete in several group routines in the genres of jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, modern and/or hip hop. All 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 6 competitions each season. Select teams may be selected as traveling teams, based on team interest. Depending on your final group requirements, determined at auditions, these teams will attend optional or required dance conventions each season.
Stars Competition Troupe is designed for the focussed competitor. These dancers will participate in a their focus genre competition classes, technique and/or ballet class and an enrichment academy class in their competition genre(s), each week. These dancer take about 2 - 5 hours of class each week, depending on class selections. The number of competitions they attend vary from season to season. Audition is required and you can sign up on our website.
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 and hard work 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.
Upon accepting a team, a down payment and registration fee will be due based on your tuition/class selections.
Competition and Costume fees will be due: 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.
Company Lead Instructors
Ms Kim, Mis Megan, Ms Michelle, Ms Paige, Ms Jen, Miss Tiahna