Teaching The Love of Movement.

About Footnotes School of Dance

Our Mission

Movement is one of the most primitive forms of communication; specifically for children, it’s one of the first ways they learn to communicate. One of the best ways for them to draw upon this natural form of learning is through the performing arts, such as dance. Dance is a language of movement; one that opens the door to self expression and develops personality.  With this personal development comes self discipline, as they explore concepts of space, time, and energy.  

 

That being said, our main objective is to provide everyone with physically and emotionally, stimulating classes that fuel the passion to move and foster the love of dance.

What We Offer

There are a lot of things we can say we offer such as personalized instruction, environmentally safe setting, great location, etc.  Other dance studios can say these things as well….so what sets Footnotes apart from the rest?

 

Our programs embrace variety and creativity, while nurturing the development of wonder and imagination. We help show students that dance is a vehicle. We can then, use that vehicle to become engaged in the creative process and other areas of learning. Each student becomes knowledgeable about dance and gain valuable experience as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

 

Most of all, what sets Footnotes apart  is our huge heart. We care about all of our students as if in a sense, they are our own. As we teach them, they in turn, also teach us. We learn to understand them, their ideas, beliefs, cultures, attitudes, and feelings towards us and among their peers. By doing this we can best educate the student, and in turn make sure every one of them learns while having fun! 

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Lauren Vann Babb
Director

Lauren grew up in Smithfield, Virginia and has received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a concentration in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Fine Arts. Upon graduation, Lauren traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica to study Advance Modern Dance, Choreography, and Lighting Design. There she had the opportunity to perform choreography by Scott Puttman as well as present her own choreography at the National Auditorium in San Jose.


After returning to the U.S. , Lauren performed and premiered with the modern dance company, Amaranth, under the direction of Scott Puttman.

 

Lauren has been teaching the art of dance for over 20 years and has owned her own dance studio for 11 years. Her choreography has won several awards such as: most entertaining, judges' choice, and overall best choreography in regional and national dance competitions.

Lauren is has recently partnered with Bellamy Eure to start their non-profit organization, 757 Head Space.  757 Head Space is an outlet to connect artists in the 757.  

Lauren finds vitality and fulfillment in life through the artistry of dance and choreography.

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Megan Jay
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Adult Ballet, Conditioning

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Katrina Loheide
Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe, Conditioning

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Rachel Delgado
Acrobatic Arts
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Rashad Wiggins
Hip Hop