Policies

Semesters

First semester classes run August 27 – December 19. Second semester classes run January 7 – May 16. No Friday classes.

Holidays

Vestavia Dance will be closed on the following dates:

  • September 3 – Labor Day
  • October 12 – VHCS Parent Teacher Conference Day
  • November 12 – Veterans Day
  • November 19 – 22 – Thanksgiving Week
  • December 20 – VHCS Early Dismissal
  • December 24 – January 3 – Christmas/ Winter Holidays
  • January 21 – MLK Day
  • February 18 – Presidents Day
  • March 25 – 28 – Spring Break

Dance classes follow the Vestavia Hills City Schools (VHCS) calendar and closings on inclement weather days. If Vestavia schools are not in session, Vestavia Dance will not have class.

Courtesy Code

All students and parents are asked not to enter dance studios while a class is being taught without knocking first! If you need to dress, please utilize the downstairs Lighthouse locker rooms. Please do not use any upstairs Lighthouse classrooms for homework, TV or breaks. No food or drinks are allowed in the dance studios or on stage. **Students 3 years of age through 3rd grade must be dropped off and picked up at the studio or stage by a parent/guardian. No student younger than 3rd grade will be dismissed without a parent/guardian.

Dress Code

Students should wear their hair up and secured tightly for class. No jewelry, watches or phones please. Dancing in form-fitting attire is preferred. Large shirts and long pants are discouraged.

  • BALLET – Leotard – ink for pre ballet students and black for everyone else, pink tights and pink ballet shoes (not slippers).
  • JAZZ – Leotard and tights any color and tan jazz shoes (any tan jazz shoe with a rubber heel will give us greater safety).
  • TAP – Leotard and tights any color with black tap shoes with staccato taps.
  • CLOGGING- Leotard and tights any color with white clogging shoes. Call 1-800-544-7824 and ask for the Kid Stomper for children and the Ms. Stomper for adults. Great discount on clogging shoes!
  • COMBO STUDENTS – Ballet & Jazz combo students only need pink ballet shoes. Ballet & Tap combo students need pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Ballet & Lyrical combo students only need pink ballet shoes. All shoes should be labeled with name or initials written inside the shoes.
  • LYRICAL – Leotard and tights any color with tan lyrical shoes.

Recital

TENTATIVE date for the recital is Sunday, May 19, at Vestavia Hills High School. Dress rehearsal is Friday, May 17.