Shaylen linke

owner/dance instructor


-Danced with Blair Dance in Bedford, Iowa for 14 years: tap, jazz, ballet, pointe

-Dancer with the Northwest Dance Company for all 7 semesters at Northwest Missouri State University

-Choreographer for the Northwest Dance Company for 6 semesters

-Vice President/President of the Northwest Dance Company for 3 semesters

-Completed 4 years of dance teacher training at Dance Masters of America's Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY

-Graduate of Teacher Training School through Dance Masters of America; certified in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern

-Member of the Dance Masters of America, Chapter 47


Lauren McNees

tumbling program director


-Took gymnastics with the Greater Gymnastics Express for 5 years in Blue Springs, MO

-Member of the Blue Springs High School COED cheerleading squad for 3 years.

-Gymnastics Instructor/Student coordinator for Kip Kittens in Maryville, MO for 4 years

need more information?


Call/Text Shaylen at 712.303.0082

or

E-mail footworksdance@live.com 


About Footworks Dance by Shaylen

We pride ourselves with our ability to connect with students of all ages and share our passions for dance, tumbling, and performance.  We specialize in teaching students correct technique while creating an enjoyable atmosphere.

jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, pom, hip hop, mommy and me, tumbling













Michelle Thornton

bedford studio manager/dance instructor


-Took dance, tumble and cheer throughout Missouri including Great American Gymnastics Express-Blue Springs and Center State Academy of Performing Arts-Warrensburg

-Double Varsity cheerleader at Warrensburg High School all 4 years

-Taught 4 years at Center Stage Academy of Performing Arts in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and cheer

-Taught three years of cardio dance through private classes

-Work for Kansas City Public Television including work as on-air talent

-Choreographed for the BHS 2016 musical Beauty and the Beast

-Assisted with the choreography for the BHS color guard field show 2015, 2016 & 2017

-Bedford students may know from dancing and singing at VBS at NLMC 2014, 2015 & 2016

-completed 1 year of dance teacher training at Dance Masters of America's Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY


Emily Bowman

competition team director


-Dance & Tumbled with Shapes and Acro for 15 years in Carrollton, Missouri

-Instructor for the Universal Dance Association (UDA) from 2010-2014

-Assistant dance team coach for Maryville High School in Maryville, MO for 2 years

-Dancer with the Northwest Dance Company for 6 semesters at Northwest Missouri State University

-Choreographer for the Northwest Dance Company for 4 semesters

-Vice President/President for the Northwest Dance Company for 2 semesters

-Completed 3 years of dance teacher training at Dance Masters of America's Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY



Photos of Miss Shaylen and Miss Michelle by Mallory Olenius www.malloryolenius.com.