Footnotes Dance & Fitness

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Classes start August 31 - are you ready?!

Classes for the 2015-2016 season begin August 31! We are so excited!  The dance teams have already begun practicing for the Roundup Parade, unfortunately that has been happening inside because of the smoke in the valley.  It's still pretty exciting, especially the Mini Team, for many of them this will be their first appearance in a parade!

Registration is still happening, but classes are filling up. If you're interested in a class and not finding one, please call  208-305-6088  and we will see if we can fit your dancer in to a class.  

Open House is in full swing!

We have been happy to see all our registered dancers who came in to get new shoes and dance wear and just stopped by to say hello during open house! We were also thrilled to meet our new students who came in to tour the studio and get some dance wear!

Check out this tiny ballerina in her sparkly tutu and ballet shoes!

Check out this tiny ballerina in her sparkly tutu and ballet shoes!

We're ready to dance!

Shawna and Karen are back from the dance teacher conference in Long Beach, Califronia, and had a great time! They are fired up and ready to teach!  They brought back the new dance costume catalogs and all the teachers have been perusing them and making their music play lists. They have chosen some beautiful costumes for the coming year and we are excited for you to see the costume boards during Open House.

This is an example of the new Cheer costume that was chosen

This is an example of the new Cheer costume that was chosen

We have also been busy working on Studio C downstairs with new flooring and fun new paint, and best of all a bigger space.  We are hoping to have it ready by Open House.  

Alive After Five

On July 9th several of the summer dance classes and some of the Footnotes Dance Teams danced at Clarkson's Alive After Five event. it was HOT, HOT, HOT but everyone had a good time and did a great job dancing! There was lots of other things to do there too, like hang out with your dance teacher and get your faces painted!

Teacher Hannah and the Hewett Dancers!

Teacher Hannah and the Hewett Dancers!

Pretty ballerinas!

Pretty ballerinas!

Radioactive dancer waiting to dance.

Radioactive dancer waiting to dance.

The Seidel Sisters

The Seidel Sisters

Dancing in the Park - 4th of July

Footnotes summer dancers performed at Pioneer Park for the Lewiston Old Fashioned 4th of July picnic. Although the temperature was well over 100 degrees, the dancers and the audience all had a good time!

Junior Jazz

Junior Jazz

Dancing with Teacher Hannah

Dancing with Teacher Hannah

Radioactive in the Park

Radioactive in the Park

Three ballerinas

Three ballerinas

Lia McMillan danced solo!

Lia McMillan danced solo!

Meet the teachers...

We have six dance instructors at Footnotes Dance and Fitness.

Shawna Seale, Owner-Director, has taught almost every class offered at Footnotes but her first love is Ballet. This year she will be teaching Baby Ballet, Twinkle Toes, Tiny Dancers, Lyrical, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap Combo, Adult Tap, many ballet classes and all Teams. Shawna was also the first certified Zumba instructor to hold regular Zumba classes in the valley.

Teresa Blankenship teaches Baby Ballet and Twinkle Toes, Flag Dance and is also a certified Zumba instructor and Power Bar instructor.

Lara Morrison teaches Twinkle Toes, Tiny Dancers and Junior Jazz, BOYZ and also assists with dance teams. Lara also teaches Kickboxing Circuit.

Karen Boyer is our Tap Master - she specializes in all things Tap and also teaches Lyrical and Jazz/Hip Hop.

Kass Wilponen teaches Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, and she is now leading our Musical Theater group (you may have seen Kass is several Civic Theater productions).

Dori Foster is our Cheer coach and a former high school cheer coach who does a terrific job getting the spirit out of our cheerleaders!  

Not pictured is Theresa Stuck who also works with the Musical Theater students, she has a degree in theater and knows her way around a stage.

Shawna, Teresa, Lara, Karen, Kass and Dori.

Shawna, Teresa, Lara, Karen, Kass and Dori.

It's not too late (or too early) to register for fall classes!

Registration is ongoing at Footnotes.  Some classes are filling up so make sure you get registered as soon as possible.  The early registration Special is over now, and registration is back to the normal fee of $20.  If you mention that you've read the blog on our website - we will honor the early registration special price of $10.  

Did you know that if you refer someone to Footnotes Dance and they register for classes, we will give you a $10 reward?  All they need to do is tell us who referred them and you get the reward! So make sure to share with your fellow dance moms (and grandma's) and start earning rewards!

Summer Dance Classes are in full swing!

Summer classes are being held from June 1 thru July 2 at Footnotes. These dancers have the opportunity to perform on July 3, 2015, at Lewiston's Old Fashioned 4th of July held on July 3rd at Pioneer Park.  They will also perform on July 9th at Clarkston's "Alive After Five".

$10 registration from April 1 through May 31!

Early registration is still happening at Footnotes. You can save 50% on your registration by registering by the end of May. Don't hesitate though because classes are starting to fill up fast. One class is already closed! Make sure that you get your dancers in the classes you want while they are still available.

New this season - Ballet and tap classes are being offered based on dancer skill levels and not on their age. If you have any questions about what classes they should be in, just ask their teachers. Your dancer's teachers know what classes they should move up to.

Another clarification - Twinkle Toes is for 3 year olds, Twinkle Toe II is for 4 year olds and Tiny Dancers is for 5 and 6 year olds. If you have questions about placement ask the teachers where the dancer is most suited, Some younger dancers can be in an older class and some older dancers need to be in a younger class.

It's time to register for summer classes and next dance season!

The information packets have arrived. The schedule has been set and we are now taking registrations for summer classes and the 2015-2016 dance season.

We have early registration pricing of only $5 for registering before March 31st.  From April 1 thru May 31  the registration price will be $10 per student.  The price goes up to $20 for the first student and $10 June 1. 

We are also getting geared up for performances. On April 16 all the dancers will be performing at the Lewiston Civic Theater Parkinson's Fund Raiser.  Bring your friends and family. Admission is free but don't forget to donate to a worthy cause while you're there.

On April 26 dancers will be performing at Art Under the Elms on the campus of Lewis Clark State College. Come and watch our dancers and enjoy the activities at the college.

We will be taking group and individual pictures of the dancers during the week of May 11 - 14.

May 16 will be our own recital at the Clearwater Event Center located at the Clearwater Casino. There will be five mini-recitals in which the younger dancers will perform and a larger recital for the older dancers. Included in your packets that your dancers received in class is a schedule for all of the recitals and the performances at LCSC and the Civic Theater.

We have moved!

Footnotes Dance & Fitness has moved! After 4 years at our locations on Thain, by Rosauers, Footnotes has moved to a larger location on Warner avenue. Stop by and look around our new location, 731 Warner Ave. We are currently having summer classes so you can usually catch someone there between 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday.

We will be offering a limited 3 week July session of dance classes. You can register for those classes online or call Shawna at 208-305-6088. If you don't hear back send me a text or email

We are almost ready to start our 3 annual Five Chicks Fit Camp (Formally Three Chicks-yep, we added two awesome Chicks, Amie Warner and Cassie Nesset). Please sign up ASAP if you're interested. Camp will run 3 weeks, July 7-24. Classes are in the evening and the cost is $60 or $80 depending on if you're parent or have an unlimited pass already. I promise it will be super fun, as always!

Spring is here!

Footnotes has so much exciting activity happening over the next few weeks. We are excited to announce the beginning of our summer and fall registration! The schedules are finished and you can register online or stop by the studio. The registration fee is only $10 until the beginning of June so hurry and save your spot now! We're excited that we have over 100 dancers already registered for fall/winter classes but that also means that some classes have already closed so please don't wait. 


Footnotes Dance Camp

Footnotes One Day Dance Camp

February 22, 2014 12:30 - 4:30pm!
Fenton Gym, 1203 8th Avenue, Lewiston, Idaho! Performance at LCSC Activity Center!
Halftime of 5:30 pm Lady Warriors game, Feb. 22, 2014!

Footnotes will hold a One Day Dance Camp at Fenton Gym in Lewiston, Idaho. All children age 5 and older are invited to attend. Dancers will learn a dance appropriate for their age and perform it at the halftime of the Lady Warrior game that night.!

This year's dance camp is a fundraiser for the Footnotes Dance Teams. The Dance Teams are again going to Disneyland this winter to perform in the Disneyland Holiday Spectacular that airs on ABC. Members of the Footnotes Dance Teams have choreographed and will be helping the dance camp performers.!

Children do not have to be registered at Footnotes Dance Studio, everyone is invited! Please bring snacks and water. Dancers will wear pink shirts and black pants, sweats, shorts, or leggings for the performance at LCSC. Registration will be taken up until the day of Dance Camp, Feb. 22.!

Cost - $25 Date/Time - Saturday, Feb. 22 12:30pm-4:30pm"

Location - Fenton Gym, 1203 8th Ave. Lewiston, Idaho!
Performance - LCSC Activity Center, 5:30 Game (Performance at halftime)!

Open to-Any child age 5+ (does not have to be a dancer at Footnotes)"

Contact: Shawna Seale, Footnotes Dance Studio, 342 Thain Road, Lewiston, Idaho! (208) 305-6088!


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Student Name _____________________________________________Age:_________! Parent Name: __________________________________________________________! Address:_______________________________________Phone:__________________! Email:_________________________________________________________________! Other Emergency Phone _________________________________________________!

I understand that Footnotes Dance Studio is not responsible for any injuries that may occur to my child during the One Day Dance Camp. I will be available by phone during the time of dance camp in case my child becomes ill or the Footnotes Staff needs to contact me for any reason.!

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Happy Thanksgiving! No Classes Wednesday-Friday.

Footnotes would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! We will have classes on Monday and Tuesday this week but there will be no classes on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. There will also be no Zumba class on Saturday.

Enjoy the time with your family and friends and we will see you back in the studio on Monday, December 2.



Open House was great! Still taking registration!

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual Open House! We met a lot of new students and we were excited to see many returning dancers as well! I can't believe how much only 3 months can change some of our dancers! We are still taking registration for our fall classes that start September 3. You can register online or call. Many classes are full but we are continuing to add classes to accomodate students!


Open House-August 12-15

Stop by August 12-15 for Footnotes' Open House. During Open House week you can register for classes and buy you dance shoes and dancewear. We'd be happy to just show you around or come meet your teacher! We will be having fun drawings each day for prizes so come and see us! Classes are filling up so register online now to save your spot. Just click the "register" link above.


Classes start September 3!

I hope everyone is having a great summer full of fun and sun! I've had some requests so I thought I should let everyone know that classes start Tuesday, September 3. We will be having Open House in August 12-15 so you can order shoes or buy new tights or sign up for classes if you haven't already. If you have signed up I am currently working on packets to go out to everyone with all the info you could possibly want for fall classes. Enjoy these last weeks of summer and we'll see you in September!