Virginia Dance Center


Footnotes October 2013

Happy Fall everyone!  It's been an exciting first few weeks back to classes!  We're happy to see so many new and returning dancers and families come through our doors and to see so many enthusiastic dancers in classes! 

In an effort to keep everyone informed about what's going on at VDC, we will be e-mailing a newsletter out each month.  Our newsletter will contain important information about what's going on at VDC, as well as some coupons and fun facts!  This month's issue contains details about our monthly theme week (Halloween costumes!), as well as our Bring a Friend week.  You'll also learn some fun facts about one of our teachers, Ms. Windsor!

One other way to keep up-to-date (and be informed of any weather related closing) is to "Like" us on Facebook. You will also be able to enjoy pictures of our dancers on our Facebook page!


Please stop by the desk while you're at VDC - whether it's just to say hi or to ask questions.  We're here to help and we'd love to get to know you! 


Hopefully we'll be getting some beautiful fall weather to enjoy soon!  Before you know it, we'll be pulling out the winter coats, scarves and gloves! 




VDC Staff 
Meet Ms. Windsor 
(Windsor Johnson)

Ms. Windsor, like many other dance teachers, started dancing at a very young age.  She began training at the "Martinique School of Dance" in Richmond, VA and her mom was her first dance teacher!  Her fondest dance memories are from her performances on stage.  Ms. Windsor would look forward to spring and heading to the theatre to perform the dances she had learned in her classes!


When Ms. Windsor is not teaching dance classes, she keeps busy by running.  She has become an avid runner and has completed 3 half marathons with her 4th quickly approaching this month.  It's a good thing that she likes to run because her favorite type of food is Italian! 


Although Ms. Windsor teaches a variety of dance styles, Ballet is her personal favorite and she enjoys sharing her love of ballet with her students.  This is Ms. Windsor's 5th year teaching at VDC.  You can find her in the classroom teaching quite a wide range of our dancers from our youngest dancers in our Mommy & Me classes through to our adult students in Adult Ballet and Adult Jazz on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  We are fortunate to have Ms. Windsor here at Virginia Dance Center sharing her talents and love of dance.  


Save the Date

Thursday  24th - Wednesday 30th:
Bring a Friend to class
(Details Below)
Thursday  24th - Wednesday 30th:
Wear your Costume to Class
(Details Below)
Thursday October 31st - Halloween
VDC will be CLOSED for classes!
Saturday November 2nd
Don't forget to "Fall Back." Clocks turn back 1 hour.
Saturday November 9th
Dancin' 2014 Costume Payment Due
(Recital newsletters will be distributed in class and via email in October.)
Wednesday November 27th - Saturday November 30th

VDC  will be CLOSED in observation of Thanksgiving


Bring a Friend



                 Bring a Friend

          Thursday, October 24th - 

        Wednesday, October 30th


Students are invited to bring up to 2 friends to their dance class(es) during the week of October 24th-30th*. The friend should be of similar age to the other students in class and cannot be a current VDC student.


*The following classes will be participating in Bring a Friend Week: Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Intro to Ballet, Intro to Ballet/Tap, Pre-Ballet/Tap, Pre-Ballet/Jazz, Mini Hip Hop, Hip Hop (8-11), Hip Hop (12 and up), Ballet 1, Jazz 1, Tap 1, Ballet 2, Jazz 2, Tap 2, Theater Dance, Teen Ballet/Lyrical, Teen Jazz Beg., Teen Jazz Int., All Adult Classes


Halloween Costumes / Attire

Students and their guests are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes for dance class(es) this week. If a guest chooses not to dress in a Halloween costume, they should dress in comfortable clothing that can be worn while dancing. If they do not have the appropriate dance shoes, class should be taken barefoot. 


All guests must have a

completed invitation

and waiver form to give to

the teacher of the

class he/she visits.

Visit Quick Links for the "Bring a Friend" invitation.

Wear your Halloween Costume



Wear your Halloween 

Costume to Class!





Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes for classes at VDC starting Thursday, October 24th through Wednesday, October 30th.  If you don't have a Halloween costume, how about wearing a dance costume from a prior recital?!?


Students should be able to move freely in the costume and should wear dance clothes beneath the costume in case the costume is too restrictive for class.  Only proper dance shoes may be worn.


Costumes may NOT be worn for the following classes:

Ballet Levels 3, 4, 5

Jazz Levels 3, 4, 5

Lyrical Levels 3, 4/5 

All Teen Classes 





Inclement Weather Policy 

  VDC does NOT follow the school closing policies of  Prince William County or Manassas City. If you think class might be cancelled  due to weather, give us a call. if we're not in, we'll leave an outgoing message once we've made the decision to close. Also, check VDC's website and Facebook page for up-to-date information. 


Classes cancelled due to weather may be made up if there are similar classes available. Please contact VDC to make arrangements for make-up classes at



VDC Dancewear

VDC for your dancewear needs!


Dance shoes, tights, leotards, sweatshirts, and much more! VDC has it all and our great quality and competitive pricing makes dancewear the perfect holiday gifts!


Click on the quick link "Merchandise Price List" for inventory selection and price list. 



VDC Warm-Up Suits and Hoodies

Show your VDC pride with a
VDC Warm-Up Suit or
Hoodie Sweatshirt!
These also make terrific
Christmas gifts for your dancer!

  The due date for all orders will be Saturday, 11/2/13.  Orders will be received in time for Christmas. 

In This Issue
Quick Links

Merchandise Price List


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Bring in this Coupon and Receive a FREE VDC Water Bottle
Offer Expires 10/31/2013. While Supplies Last
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