Wingman for Dance inspires empathy, compassion, kindness and most importantly, acceptance of all children regardless of any perceived differences. Each month in the studio we incorporate Wingman for Dance activities within our dance  classes. At the end of the year students, parents and teachers were invited to nominate their peers for the Wingman Recognition Awards.

The Nomination Process for Recognition Awards

Beginning in the spring, our dancers, parents and teachers were invited to nominate their peers for the Wingman Award. Our Footprints Family is given the opportunity to nominate other dancers/teachers/parents for actions that go above and beyond and embody the Wingman Core Values. All nominations are reviewed and recognized by the staff of Footprints Dance Centre. The committee then comes to a conclusion on who in the studio has actively gone above and beyond for their community throughout the year.

2019 Wingman Recognition Awards

During our Walking on Sunshine Junior-Senior Show we announced our Wingman4Dance Recognition Award Winners! Each of these dancers displayed tremendous growth throughout the year. They consistently went above and beyond for their dance community by volunteering their time, staying late, or just making that extra effort with a fellow dancer. Read their nomination forms below!

Tianna C

Tianna goes above and beyond for each of her assistant classes. She actively engages with her tiny dancers and can convince even the shyest of dancer to busy a move along side her. Tianna clearly remembers the songs and dances from week-to-week to make a smooth class when there is substitute teacher.

Rachael R

Rachael is an active participant of our Footprints family. She happily volunteers her time to help set up with birthday parties on her time off. She actively reaches out to see what can be done around the studio to help things go smoothly for the staff and for the dancers. Rachael has a keen ability to see what needs to be done and takes initiative to get it done!

Bailey H

Bailey actively takes on additional responsibilities at the studio. She loves to volunteer her time helping with studio events like Teacup and Tulip’s Birthday Party in support of Oxford County Animal Rescue. She goes above and beyond for her fellow assistants by taking any extra substitute spots she can for her friends. Bailey is an incredibly example of what it means to go above and beyond for her dance community.

What is Wingman for Dance?

Wingman for Dance is a program from Dylan’s Wings of Change. The foundation is dedicated to the memory of Dylan Hockley. Dylan was one of the first grade victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Dylan was six years old and had autism. He could be his best when those around him would be his Wingman. You can find out more at Also, find Wingman for Dance on Facebook and on Instagram.