Best Foot Forward has been in existence since 1983, under the name Cobblestone Arts Center. In 2008, Best Foot Forward assumed all responsibility of Dance, Theatre, and Music programs for children and adults age 1 year and up, while Cobblestone Arts Center operates programs exclusively for adults with disabilities. We have over 30 years of experience delivering programs to children and are committed to offering quality fine arts classes to the community. We also boast a wealth of knowledge in inclusionary practices, and encourage students of all levels of ability to join. The staff of Best Foot Forward are all highly qualified individuals who have personal, professional, and educational experience in the arts and teaching.




Vanessa Goodwin (Co-Founder, Director, Instructor)

BA, Dancer Performance, SUNY Brockport


Lorene Benson (Co-Founder, Instructor)

BA, Empire State College


Helana Brasley(Music Director, Instructor)

BA, Music, Hofstra University, Classical Voice Performance Certificate, Eastman Community School of Music, Certificate of Music & Language, American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria) and Centro Studi Italiani (Urbania, Italy)


Paul McArdle (Music Instructor)


Adam Surasky (Music Instructor)

100 Cobblestone Court Victor

Right across from Eastview Mall 


Studio: (585) 727-2438 / Cell: (585) 749-5366

Email: vanessa@bestfootforwardkids.com

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