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Best Foot Forward has been in existence since 1973, under the name The Arts School of Classical Dance. Then in 1983 changed to Cobblestone Arts Center, then in 2008 changed to its current name Best Foot Forward. 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.


Lorene Benson (Founder, Director, Instructor)

BA , (Empire State College), Masters Certificate in Arts Administration 

Vanessa Benson  (Director, Instructor)

BA, Dance Performance, SUNY Brockport

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