Vestavia Dance is a dance studio located in Vestavia Hills at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. This ministry has a rich history of over 40 years. The mission of Vestavia Dance is to experience dance in a caring, compassionate, and creative environment by contributing beauty in movement. Fostering students with the love and discipline of the art through the expression and development of their God given gifts and talents.
Director, Kelly Harper Avery grew up taking at Vestavia Dance and started teaching in 1996 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham Southern College. She took over the Directors role in 2002. She has built a ministry that opens its doors to over 450 students yearly in a variety of classes, such as ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap clogging and various other technique classes. Less than 10 years ago our competition team was formed, Vestavia Dance Performance Company. This year our company has over 60 students who will compete this coming winter and spring and local and regional competitions and conventions. Vestavia Dance has built a quality studio with a staff of 12 and continues to strengthen the churches reputation by mentoring young students to become not only talented dancers but also strong members of our community. For more information, please visit www.vhumc.org and follow the links to Vestavia Dance. †