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While it’s not usually ideal for teachers to have to turn away students from classes, arts education teachers at Vestavia Hills High School see it as a sign of growing interest and participation. Read more


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Natalie and Shad Simpson both began dancing in Birmingham studios at around 2 years old. The husband and wife duo now own NS Dance Studio, where they can share their love for dance with others. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Faith Lenhardt.

Vestavia Hills High School has a chapter of The National Honor Society for Dance Arts, where students are required to earn 30 points within the dance department to be inducted. Read more



Photo by Emily Featherson.

Swing dancing hit its heyday in the 1920s in the U.S. It may not be as common today, nearly a century later, but one Birmingham group hopes to change that. Read more



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Every Wednesday night, there’s a dance party going on at Bar 31. With music from the 1950s and ’60s, the dance floor is full of couples dancing the Panama City Bop and the shag. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Zella Listerman says this Valentine’s Day, her dance class will be celebrating a lot of meaningful relationships. Read more



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Coronets Dance Club members recently met for their Fall Luncheon at Vestavia Hills Country Club. Read more



Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Politics may be a topic of conversation some avoid, but one group of Vestavia Hills High School students is taking the big issues head-on. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

When the clock strikes 7 p.m., seniors fill the dance floor at the Vestavia Hills Senior Lodge. If they waltz, swing or samba a little slower than they used to, nobody seems to notice. Read more


Faith Lenhart

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Lenhart, a dance teacher and chair of the school's performing arts department, is one of 15 dance teachers nationwide selected for the Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project. Read more


After performing in Swan Lake, local students are preparing for Birmingham Ballet’s Spring Showcase on May 2 at the BJCC. Read more


The sixth grade students at Liberty Park Middle School recently participated in a flash mob of the once popular dance The Charleston. This activity went along with their study of the 1920s. Read more

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VHHS dancers have teamed up with the Exceptional Foundation to form The Magic City Sparks. The team will give a performance at a VHHS basketball game, a UAB basketball game and compete in the UDA state dance competition in January. Read more


The Vestavia Hills High School Rebelettes recently attended the National Dance Association (NDA) dance camp in Lake Guntersville, Ala. Read more


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A joint board meeting of the Coronets Dance Club was held at the home of Coronets President Jean Hendrickson on Aug. 1. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Two left feet are not a problem at Champion Latin & Ballroom studio. Sterling Burroughs, the studio’s owner, has taught for 28 years and firmly believes “anyone can learn to dance.” Read more

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The 2013-2014 Vestavia Hills High School Rockette dance line members have been announced. Read more


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