Frequently Asked Questions
All of our classes open for registration can be located on the “classes” tab on the homepage. Click the link to register next to the class you’d like to sign up for and it will lead you through the registration process.
During business hours the administrative assistants at the front desk can size and order whatever shoes your dancer needs. Shoes must be paid in full before they arrive which usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Here is our general packing list:
-bobby pins/hair clips
-extra ballet tights
-deodorant (if age appropriate)
-advil (if age appropriate)
-feminine products (if age appropriate)
Each fall, VDP creates unique, fun VDP clothing for both kids and parents. This includes warm- up jackets, dance bags, dance clothing, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. You will receive an email with ordering information.
Additionally, VDP has created a VDP store, where you can order needed items throughout the year. Check with an administrative assistant for VDP Store Link!
Our Performance Team members, ages 5-14, are chosen through a 3-day audition process. Dancers take at least 2 classes each week, including one performance team routine jazz class and one base class; Either a recreational class or a Birchwood Ballet technique class. Also available are optional Performance Team tap, hip hop, acro and jazz technique classes. Our teams perform 4-6 times each year and compete at one recreational competition in April.
Competition dancers compete with 2-4 mandatory routines depending on age. Many optional routines are available.
* Ages 5-10 – Tap, jazz and/or ballet/lyrical
* Ages 9-12 – Tap, jazz, lyrical & APT (Advanced Performance Team)
* Ages 13 & Up (8th Grade and up) – All routines optional – Dancers can compete with 2-4 routines.
Compete at 4 competitions in Minnesota – March-May
Compete at nationals every other June
Team Classes meet once a week over 1-2 evenings with 6-10 weekend rehearsals spread out throughout the school year. In addition, every competition dancer is required to take their team’s weekly jazz technique class and one weekly 90 min.ballet class. If a dancer is in any extra dances outside of their team routines, additional requirements are added.
VDP continues to keep all Covid cleaning protocols in place, including daily sanitizing of the ballet barres, disinfecting floors, bathrooms and hard surfaces. We will continue to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health regulations.
We also continue to ask dancers to bring a yoga mat to class with them (Pearls & Opals – we suggest cutting your mat in half so it is easier for your little one to handle). Using the mat helps keeps our dancers germ free when putting their faces down on the floor to stretch.
With cold comes snow and that often means travel problems. As a general rule, when the Edina School system cancels classes due to the cold or snow, Victoria Dance Productions will also cancel classes. If the weather is questionable, check your Google Classroom and the website before you set out to make sure classes are in session.
Billing info can be located once logged into the parent portal under the “billing and payments” link.
At the top right corner of the navigation menu click the 3 bars. You can find all past communications under the “messages” link.