About Us

 Footloose Dance and Gymnastics is a family owned business: owned by Cassie Ludtke-Willey her husband Mike and three adorable girls Trinity, Maizie and  Elsie. Cassie started her dance training at the age of four, and she is devoted to the art of dance and gymnastics. She was asked by one of her former dance coaches to assist in teaching at her local studio at age fourteen. She continues to learn and grow by taking classes with master teachers, attending seminars, and staying current in techniques in the dance and gymnastics world. She managed to dance, cheer, teach, and attend college at the Shenandoah University’s Conservatory Dance Division. Upon graduation in 2006, she established Footloose Dance and Fitness Studio in Purcellville, Virginia, now renamed Footloose Dance and Gymnastics Studio. Loudoun County has been the home of Footloose for the past 19 years...until now! 

 

Our Footloose family is thrilled to make our move to Berryville VA, at our NEW location: 20A. East Main Street. With its new name Footloose Dance and Gymnastics. Were excited to start our adventure in Berryville as its a home away from home a wonderful place to be with beautiful parks, artistic stores, coffee shops and restaurants. We cant wait to take part in this beautiful community in hopes to participate in the Berryville Christmas parade and in other local community events.  

 

Footloose is focused on FUN! We are a recreational dance and gymnastics studio not competitive in competition dance or gymnastics. Footloose students have gone on to make many life long friendships and dance/study at various Colleges and Universities many have been on dance teams at the local High Schools and College level. Footloose is devoted to each and every students and believes in giving them every opportunity to grow as dancers, gymnasts and individuals. 

"As I continue to grow and learn from all the wonderful people around me, I also enjoy every moment in the dance and gymnastics studio teaching the dancers and gymnasts of today. I have a passion for teaching: it is in my blood. I am so happy I have the opportunity to do both every day. I have always dreamed of having my own dance studio, and now that dream is a reality. Please come and join me in my new adventure at FOOTLOOSE DANCE AND GYMNASTICS and share my love of dance and tumbling."-With Love, Miss Cassie

My daughter began taking class with Cassie at Footloose when she was 2 1/2. What began as an activity I signed her up for to provide me with a few minutes to myself became the thing she loves most in the world! It doesn't hurt that little ballet slippers and leotards are adorable! Dressing up as a dancer makes my child feel special. But, even more important than cute pictures in hair buns and tap shoes is that my daughter is learning confidence, poise, and is loving every minute of it! She has taken classes with friends and met many others with whom she can relate. Both have been a positive experience for her. After only a year of classes I can see that she has learned so much. She has developed flexibility and stamina. Her rhythm is improving and she looks so graceful for one so young. She loves ballet, tap, and gymnastics and is always asking to take more classes from Miss Cassie. In this short time Cassie has helped her develop a love of dance and given her the confidence to keep practicing in the studio and at home. -Anna Mueller

Testimonials 

Footloose is a great place for kids to learn dance. My daughter loves it there & looks forward to getting back to it.-Anonymous Parent
Cassie is continuously trying to accommodate the needs of her students and their families. She’s great at teaching the kids and making sure they have fun in the process!-Anonymous Parent
We have been with Footloose for years and LOVE it! There are always a variety of classes offered with reasonable times and prices. Students are given individualized instruction based on their goals and challenged to not only meet their goals, but exceed them! Miss Cassie demonstrates her love of dance and working with children of all ages through her hard work, patience and dedication. We highly recommend Footloose Dance and Gymnastics! -Parent and Student Erin and Lily Grzeda