Virginia Dance Center
Footnotes             February 2013
It's February and here at VDC that means that recital choreography is underway and costumes have begun arriving for VDC's Dancin' 2013!.  Our dancers are working hard and making us proud!  Please be sure to stop by the desk if you have questions about the performance schedule or anything else related to recital! 

Meet Ms. Andrea Jiles

Ms. Andrea got an early start in dance at age 2 with her mother being her first dance instructor. Her first recital performance was as a bumblebee. She was born in Maine and actually lived in a log cabin. Being in a military family, Ms. Andrea has lived all over and doesn't claim to be from anywhere in particular. She has a younger brother, Austin, who is a percussionist in a traveling rock band. Ms. Andrea plays clarinet and has done so since the 5th grade! Did you know she actually got to play at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics in Sydney, Australia?!


Another claim to fame for Ms. Andrea was the when her advanced tap class at a studio near Belleville, IL was chosen to participate in a performance of River Dance during their national tour, which came to St. Louis, MO, in 1997.


Modern and Contemporary are Ms. Andrea's favorite styles of dance and she was introduced to these styles during her college studies. 


Some of Ms. Andrea's other "faves" include:

Color - Indigo

Musical - RENT

Food - Anything Italian

Hobbies - Bowling, Softball and believe it or not cleaning!


This is Ms. Andrea's second year teaching at VDC. You will find her teaching many of our pre-school dance classes, as well as Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop this year. We are fortunate to have her continuing to share her talents with us here at Virginia Dance Center. 

Summer Dance

It's not too early to start thinking about your summer dance plans!

VDC's 6 week summer session will be held the weeks of Monday July 8th - Saturday August 18th.  The summer schedule will be available soon!

VDC will also be holding many half-day and full-day dance camps. Information will follow soon with dates and camp descriptions! 

Save The Date

Saturday Feb. 9th - 
 Dancin' 2013 Costume Balance Due 
 (students with multiple costumes only)  

Thurs. Feb. 7th - Thurs. Feb. 14th
 Wear a Red Ribbon to class to celebrate  Valentine's Day!  See below for details.


Saturday March 16th - Sunday March 17th 
 Starbound Dance Competition for 
 VDC Dance Company

Monday March 25th- Saturday March 30th
 VDC Closed - Spring Break


Friday April 19th - Sunday April 21st 
 NexStar Dance Competition for 
 VDC Dance Company


Saturday May 4th - Sunday May 5th
Memories in the Making -
Individual and Group photos will be taken. Photo schedule will be distributed in March.

Thursday May 30th - Dress Rehearsal at 5:15pm for the 12:00pm show.

Friday May 31st - Dress Rehearsal at 5:15pm for the 4:30pm show.

More information coming


Saturday June 1st
VDC's Dancin' 2013 Recitals

Prescription for Health:
Dance Classes

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Wear a Red Ribbon to class!

Thursday Feb. 7th - Thursday Feb. 14th 

Celebrate Valentine's Day and wear a red ribbon to class. Be creative! Wear it in your hair, around your waist, or anywhere that does not restrict you from dancing! 

Has any of your contact information changed?

Please stop by the front desk or give us a call if any of the following information has changed:


Telephone Number

Cell Phone Number


Email Address

Emergency Contact


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Inclement Weather Policy


VDC does NOT follow the school closing policies of Prince William County or Manassas City. If you think class might be canceled, call our dance center. If we're not in, we'll leave an out-going voice mail message once we've made the decision to close. Also, check VDC's Facebook page for up-to-date information.


Classes canceled due to weather may be made up if there are similar classes available. Please call the dance center to make arrangement for make-up classes. (703) 393-1964



In This Issue
Meet Andrea Jiles
Summer Dance
Save The Date
Prescription for Health
Prescription for Health
Contact Information Update
Like us on Facebook
Inclement Weather Policy
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