We are a brand-new facility with a state-of-the-art dance studio, and our goal is to provide a fun
and friendly space to get our community moving!
Our instructors bring passion and energy to On the Floor, sharing their love of movement with their students.
Owned by Erik and Katie Montgomery, On the Floor is located in the newly-constructed Bear Crossing development. We hope to add additional classes soon, so check back often!
Lori has been involved in music nearly all her life, but got a relatively late start in dance. She had a passion for step dancing early on, but the time and opportunity never seemed to present itself. In October of 2010, she jumped at the chance to start clogging with Reda Foster in Willow Springs and fell in love with a discipline that combines music, movement, and rhythm. Two years, several performances, and a couple of workshops later, she started helping teach new routines. Of course to teach, you have to know it well yourself first. So Lori started spending quite a few hours on the hardwood. That led to two of her four kids catching the clogging bug as well.
Lori started a clogging program at a local fine arts school in 2015. In four years, she went from one 60-minute class with students who had never even heard of clogging to directing more than three dozen students that filled eight weekly classes. Weekly classes included four different level class, an adult recreation class, and both exhibition and competition teams. She has directed teams in dozens of performances - 88 in 2017-18 alone! - all over the local area, at regional workshops, and Clogging Nationals in Nashville, TN.
In June of 2019, Lori was able to begin pursuing her Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI) qualifications, and she completed that to earn her CCI in July of 2021.
Lori loves being able to share the joy that is dance with others around her. In addition to clogging, she also enjoys dancing lines, squares, western couple, contra, ballroom, swing, ballet, contemporary, and tap dance. Lori firmly believes that you're never too old to start something new!
Darcy, currently a junior in high school, has loved dance and music her whole life. After catching the clogging bug at clogging camp in 2017, she has pursued dance with abandon. Over the past 3 years, she has substitute taught many clogging classes at On the Floor, in addition to dancing with both the On the Floor Exhibition Team and the Burn the Floor Competition Team.
Darcy recently started her CCI (Certified Clogging Instructor) training, and is currently teaching a Creative Movement class for students ages 4 and 5. In addition to clogging, Darcy loves playing her violin, reading, and spending time with friends, both on and off the dance floor. After she graduates high school, Darcy hopes to continue clogging along with becoming a violin teacher.
Stacy, a transplant from northern California, started danicng before she was five years old. Beginning with Scottish Highland and then transitioning over to competive Irish Dance, Stacy travelled to feisanna across the country, first qualifying for the World Championships in 1985. After college and starting a family, Stacy realized she missed dance, so she began competing again. After qualifying for World Championships as an adult, she began to teach, sharing her passion for Irish dance with people of all ages. She retired from teaching dance just after two of her dancers qualified to compete in Ireland, and moved to Missouri shortly thereafter.