Footworks Dance Studio 50+ Years of History & Still Going Strong

We are Dedicated to Dance at Footworks Dance Studio

As a family run business spanning four generations, the passion for dance runs strong and deep at Footworks Dance Studio. This personal and professional passion is formalised with our Founder and Director, Pamela Lennon holding a Licentiate Teachers Certificate, Examiner of ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dance) status, and being a Life Member of ATOD.

Footworks Dance Teacher Pamela Lennon
Footworks Dance Teacher Pamela Lennon

Footworks Dance Studio Founder – Pamela Lennon

In 1962, fifteen year old Pamela Lennon (nee Spittles) took her first class of students on the front veranda of her parents’ Alderley home. What an adventure it’s been since then! Classes were held across Brisbane, including Alderley, Arana Hills, Eagle Junction, Enoggera,  Ferny Grove, Gaythorne, Keperra, Stafford, Samford and The Gap before finally settling in the main premises in Morayfield. (Classes are also held on Bribie Island.)

Footworks Dance Studio Founder – Pamela Lennon

In 1962, fifteen year old Pamela Lennon (nee Spittles) took her first class of students on the front veranda of her parents’ Alderley home. What an adventure it’s been since then! Classes were held across Brisbane, including Alderley, Arana Hill, Eagle Junction, Enoggera,  Ferny Grove, Gaythorne, Keperra, Stafford, Samford and The Gap before finally settling in the main premises in Morayfield. (Classes are also held on Bribie Island.)

In the early nineties Pam became involved with a group of dance teachers who were keen to put in place an Australian dance syllabus which would benefit all Australian students of dance. The Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) was formed and Pam became a foundation board member. The ATOD has since become one of the most significant forces guiding Australian dancers through the many aspects of dance that this country has seen. Many Education Departments throughout Australia now recognise ATOD qualifications and these qualifications now count along with other Year 12 results towards tertiary entrance.

Footworks Dance Teacher Elizabeth Barritt
Footworks Dance Teacher Elizabeth Barritt

Footworks Dance Studio Principal – Elizabeth (Liz) Barritt

Through various name changes, location changes, and the handing of the baton on to Pamela’s daughter Elizabeth, the school has maintained its foundational high standards and core values. With an expanded teaching team and two studio locations, Footworks Dance Studio now offers even more variety and opportunities for students, and strives to be amongst the best in the South East Queensland region.

Footworks Dance Studio Principal – Elizabeth (Liz) Barritt

Through various name changes, location changes, and the handing of the baton on to Pamela’s daughter Elizabeth, the school has maintained its foundational high standards and core values. With an expanded teaching team and two studio locations, Footworks Dance Studio now offers even more variety and opportunities for students, and strives to be amongst the best in the South East Queensland region.

Footworks Dance Studio – Among the best in South East Queensland

The philosophy of Footworks Dance Studio ensures that every child has the opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. As such, examinations and competitions are not compulsory; however students are continually encouraged to extend their skills. Within this caring environment, students flourish in more than just dance. The skills developed through participating in dance extend to many facets of life – posture, discipline, teamwork, and personal grooming to name just a few.

Footworks Dance Studio – 50+ years and still going strong

More than 50 years since that small beginning, and the same spirit of care and encouragement is still going strong at Footworks Dance Studio and the school is still growing.  

We would be delighted to welcome
you and your child into our 
Footworks Friendly Family!

Footworks Dance Studio – Among the best in South East Queensland

The philosophy of Footworks Dance Studio ensures that every child has the opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. As such, examinations and competitions are not compulsory; however students are continually encouraged to extend their skills. Within this caring environment, students flourish in more than just dance. The skills developed through participating in dance extend to many facets of life – posture, discipline, teamwork, and personal grooming to name just a few.

Footworks Dance Studio – 50+ years and still going strong

More than 50 years since that small beginning, and the same spirit of care and encouragement is still going strong at Footworks Dance Studio and the school is still growing.  

We would be delighted
to welcome you
and your child
into our Footworks
Friendly Family!

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