Alabama Dance Council

Dance is the hidden language of the soul - Martha Graham



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The 2014 Alabama Dance Festival

The Alabama Dance Festival on January 10 - 20 is proud to present Bridgman|Packer Dance in partnership with the Birmingham Museum of Art and Koresh Dance Company in partnership with Samford University as guest companies-in-residence. Use the ticket link below to purchase tickets for Koresh Dance Company, New Works Concert and Alabama Dance Festival Showcase. Bridgman|Packer performances are free.






The Ultimate Dance Experience

Immerse yourself in dance by starting on January 11 with Dance Across Birmingham – a day of free dance classes designed for beginners of all ages and a free Birmingham Dance Showcase performance featuring a variety of Birmingham dance companies. Purchase a discounted weekend pass for Festival performances on January 17 – 19, including Koresh Dance Company on January 17, Bridgman|Packer Dance and the New Works Concert on January 18, and concluding with the Alabama Dance Festival Showcase on January 19!


Dance for Schools

Classroom teachers – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Teachers will want to start on January 10 with a free Teacher Workshop where you will receive movement-based arts integration tools and materials. Put this information to use right away to prepare your students for the Festival’s free school matinee performances presented by our guest company Koresh Dance Company on January 17. Free dance classes are also available for students and teachers at the Festival’s community event, Dance Across Birmingham on January 11. Download the Reservation Form below!


School Reservation Form (DOC)
School Reservation Form (PDF)
School Information Packet with Reservation Form (PDF)


For Professional and Pre-Professional Dancers

Professional/college and pre-professional dancers (grades 6 – 12) can register for weekend packages that include master classes and performance tickets for January 17 – 19. The Festival also offers scholarship audition classes for summer programs and college/university dance programs. Online registration is now open! Organizations may earn 1 free registration for every 10 paid package registrations of equal or lesser value. All performers must meet registration requirements. Scholarship audition information is now available!


Pre-Professional Registration Tool Kit (Grades 6-12) (PDF)
College/Professional Registration Tool Kit (PDF)

Important Scholarship Form Instructions (PDF)
Scholarship Audition Form (DOC)
Scholarship Audition Form (PDF)

Our Sponsors

The Alabama Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges and thanks the Sponsors, Community Partners, and Contributors for their generous support of the seventeenth Alabama Dance Festival.

Additional funding provided by the
Daniel Foundation on Alabama.



Koresh Dance Company performs on January 17 at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center. Tickets are available here or call the box office at 205-726-2853.


Bridgman|Packer Dance presents Voyeur at the Birmingham Museum of Art on January 18. This is a free performance and does not require tickets or reservations. Call 205-602-3599 for more information. Recommended for mature audiences.


Koresh Dance Company presents a free matinee performances for schools on January 17, 10:00 am, at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center.

The Arts Integration Movement workshop offers K-12 classroom teachers a free professional development opportunity on January 10, 8:30 am-3:30 pm at Children's Dance Foundation.

Dance Across Birmingham offers free community classes for all ages on January 11 at the BJCC. 

The Alabama Dance Festival offers a variety of master classes for professional, college and pre-professional dancers on January 17-19.