Foothills Dance Conservatory(FDC) founded in 1997 is the first premier pre-professional dance school in Oconee County, whose exceptional ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance training is recognized throughout the professional dance community as being one of the best training facilities in South Carolina. Whether Students attend “just for fun” or for a possible future dance career, all deserve correct training. The school was founded with a most ambitious objective in mind…to offer time-honored traditional dance instruction in a variety of subjects in a nurturing environment with teaching excellence normally found in big cities. Our professional faculity carry with them the professionalism they learned training with some of the best national and international teachers in the world. Students from many locations travel to Seneca to take advantage of the opportunities offered at FDC. We offer high quality instruction with the most reasonable tuition rates in the nation. FDC has beautiful spacious state-of-the-art studios with high ceilings. All three spaces have injury preventative wood sprung flooring with a slip resistant Marley overlay in the two main spaces. FDC offers an exceptional building and correct training for all students. A parent observation room allows parents to observe and experience the difference in training between our professional dance school and commercial dance studios.
Foothills Dance Conservatory offers classes for girls and boys ages 3 and up. Whether your child is a beginner or pre-professional, we have classes with incredible instructors who will encourage their passion for dance. We offer ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and tap.
Our pre-professional students study ballet under our new Guest Ballet Master, David Palmer. David retired as a Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet, and is the past Director of the Rochester City Ballet and Washington Ballet. Dancers also study ballet with Ginny Siano-Eck the Artistic Director of Foothills Dance Conservatory. Contemporary is taught by Meghan Loman, a Principal Dancer from Carolina Ballet Theatre.
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