What do we stand for?
What do we stand for?
It's true. I've heard it so many times and you may have to. What you find at Footprints is very unique. I don't say that from a place of boastfulness. I truly say that from a place of great honor and gratefulness that God would choose me to send on this journey and allow me to experience this with so many other precious families.
You see, this journey started with very humble beginnings. I walked into a small town where I only knew a handful of people with a dream and vision of creating something spectacular for that little community. I grabbed hold of that dream that had been with me since I was a child and off I went. I had a couple signs made, put them out around town and prayed for the best! Ha! This was way before Facebook and marketing and advertsing were still old school. It truly was built from the ground up and word of mouth. Fast forward THIRTEEN years later and, whoa! God has been so good! I look back over this journey so far and God has held us the whole time directing each and every twist and turn. So, now let's dive into what we stand for! In order to do that, I need to break down our culture statement for you!
We are FAMILY FIRST. That means that on any given afternoon, you can walk through our halls and see families sitting and chatting amongst themselves. You'll likely see a mom holding the infant of another mom in order to give her a break. They're chatting about life, what they're cooking for dinner and the phases that their children are going through. We have POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. Every one of our staff members and assistant instructors share the same values. We are passionate about leading and mentoring your children in a positive way! We believe in EXCELLENCE every time. To put it simply, for us, that means...Every child. Every class. Every time. It is our goal that your experience at FCAD is one that exceeds your expectations. All of our students receive AGE APPROPRIATE COSTUMES AND MUSIC. You'll never see midrifts on any of our students and choreography is always appropriate for their age and level. At FCAD, ALL CHILDREN HAVE GOD GIVEN WORTH. It's no secret, our faith is our foundation. You will feel that from the moment you walk through our doors. Dance is for everyone and we believe all children should have the opportunity to dance in a way that is encouraging! We ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY. We always want our students to feel encouraged to be themselves and be creative! No child is alike. We want to EXCEED EXPECTATIONS. Your journey at FCAD should always be one that exceeds your expectations! We are honored that you would choose us as a place for your child to receive instruction! We believe DANCE LESSONS TEACH LIFE LESSONS! I cannot put enough exclamation marks behind this one! Some of my greatest life lessons came from between the four walls of the dance studio I grew up in along with the mentoring from my dance teacher. We GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. Being a light and giving back to our community is so so important to us! We are MORE THAN JUST GREAT DANCING. Our roots, values and goals go far beyond just dancing! In fact, we believe that so much, that we along with 200 other studios across the world are liscenced More Than Just Great Dancing® affiliated studios. We have comitted to a higher level of dance instruction and management principles.
I am so humbled and honored that God has placed me and my family on this journey. We've been able to watch this grow into something much more than we ever dreamed! God is steering this ship, we are simply just hanging on for the ride. We've never been more excited to kick off a year! Happy year 13!