More About VH Dance Center
VH Dance Center is located in Aurora, Illinois where dancers begin instruction as young as 3 years of age. Our school specializes in professional ballet training, while also promoting positive body image and building self esteem. Classes offered include classical ballet as well as multiple other styles of dance to provide a well rounded dance education. Our program is ideal for dancers looking to pursue a professional career in ballet.
Our 2023-24 school year began August 14th, and registration is open year round! Check out the Classes page for the curriculum! We offer classes for ages 3 to adult. Students may choose to audition our Nutcracker Performance or our Spring ballet for performance opportunities. Not sure what classes to take? New students can sign up for a free trial of any of our current classes. Register now! Registration fee waived for new students!
Monday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
Thursday 4:30 - 8:30pm
Friday: 4:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:30 - 4:30pm
4222 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100, Aurora, IL
Kenneth von Heidecke
Kenneth von Heidecke, founder and chief choreographer of Chicago Festival ballet and School, passed away suddenly on December 11, 2021. Born on December 30, 1952, Von Heidecke began his career as a dancer, working his way through the ranks of many prominent companies. Most significantly, he was hand-chosen by legendary Prima Ballerina Assoluta Maria Tallchief to appear in the 1975 world premiere of George Balanchine’s Orfeo ed Euridice, a ground-breaking moment in his career. Over the years, Tallchief continued to coach Von Heidecke in the Balanchine repertoire and referred to him as her protégé.
Mr. von Heidecke was a brilliant choreographer, and an inspiration to the dance community. He was a renowned choreographer for opera and ballet companies around the world, having choreographed over 60 operas and 80 ballets. His vision and legacy will live on in the many dancers he taught and inspired through the years, and in the many students who continue to study and be inspired at VH Dance Center, which he left to his long-time student and school's director, Rachel Quinn.
To support the education and development of future dancers, and continue his legacy, tax deductible contributions are appreciated, and may be made to the Kenneth von Heidecke Memorial Scholarship fund, through our non-profit 501(c)(3) organization V H Ballet.