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When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Classes are held on Saturdays from 1 pm – 4 pm.

You must audition and be cast to be in this class. Please see below about additional dates and extended times as we get closer to the actual performances as well as audition information. Please make sure both the scheduled performance dates and the snow makeup dates are available dates for your students before registering.


  • Friday, Feb. 18 @ 7 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 @ 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 20 @ 2 pm

***SNOW DATES*** for performances Feb 20 at 7 pm, Feb 21 at 7 pm, Feb 25 at 7pm, Feb 26 at 2 pm & 7 pm, Feb 27 at 2 pm.


See Tuition Rates. The first monthly tuition payment will be charged on Aug. 1 or the date of registration (whichever comes first). Those accepted into the program will continue to be charged a monthly tuition amount through Jan, 2022. Please note that this class has a dance requirement.

All students must be registered in dance or show proof of taking dance at another studio by Sept. 1st. If neither of those have happened, students will be automatically enrolled in a dance class that has openings and parents will be charged for the dance class along with the tuition for the Advanced Musical Theatre class. See the Tuition Rates page for examples.

Those not accepted into the program will be refunded any specific tuition paid towards the Advanced Musical Theatre class (only). Adjustments will be made to monthly tuition based on other registrations.


This is an advanced class for students serious about musical theatre. The class has a dance requirement (see information under Tuition below). In addition, we expect students to be enrolled in choir at school or taking private voice lessons.


11-18 (Note: All students who register must audition and be accepted into the program.)


A registration fee will be assessed at the time of registration. A performance fee will be assessed on Oct. 1, 2021. This fee includes a performance t-shirt, DVD, 2 tickets and costume cleaning/rental fees. Note: Sibling registration and performance fees are discounted. See Tuition page for details.

This program is for serious students. Therefore, all those cast are expected to be enrolled in dance classes (at Not Just Dance OR elsewhere) and be either enrolled in music classes at school or taking private voice lessons. More specific requirements may be placed on other roles. See casting for information.

Cast List

Jack Abidin – Bickle, Cowboy Bob
Lauren Abidin – Betty Blast, Coach Rogers
Brooke Aguilar – Lindsay, Cowgirl Jude
Carolyn Angelicchio – Marty
Meera Ayyar – Dani, Cowgirl Bonnie
Ava Botros – Wendy Jo
Sophia Botros – Garvin
Alejandro Cahoon – Ren McCormack
Charlotte Carr – Cowboy Chet
Mia Chapman – Urleen
TJ Craypoff – Wes Warnicker
Bridget Dombro – Ethel McCormack
Amanda DuBard – Principal Clark
Tyler Ellison – Chuck Cranston
Maddie Foltz – Lulu Warnicker
Tim Gustafson – Willard Hewitt
Gwen Ihde – Ariel Moore
Bonna Kim – Stevie
Maddy Latham – Rusty
Ella Miller – Eleanor
Kate Ribeiro – Travis, Cowgirl Laura Jo
Josh Rudacille – Jeter
Will Sanfilippo – Reverand Shaw Moore
Emma Staeger – Vi Moore
Samantha Stephan – Lyle

Adults- Lauren, Will, Emma, TJ, Bridget, Bonna, Ella, Maddie
Teens- Alejandro, Gwen, Tim, Maddy, Ava, Mia, Meera, Brooke, Carolyn, Tyler, Samantha, Kate, Josh, Jack, Sophia, Charlotte, Amanda