Alabama Dance Council

 January 9 - 18, 2015


Dance is the hidden language of the soul - Martha Graham

The 2015 Alabama Dance Festival

The Alabama Dance Festival on January 9 - 18 is proud to present Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion in partnership with Samford University as the guest company-in-residence. The Festival offers a variety of performances and classes for all ages and levels. Whether you are a seasoned professional, student dancer, or an enthusiastic audience member, there is something for everyone!

The Ultimate Dance Experience

Immerse yourself in dance by starting on January 10 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 16 – 18, including the New Works Concert on January 16, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion on January 17, and concluding with the Alabama Dance Festival Showcase on January 18!


Dance for Schools

Classroom teachers – we’ve planned some great activities for you and your students! Teachers will want to start on January 9 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 performance presented by our guest company Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion on January 16. Free dance classes are also available for students and teachers at the Festival’s community event, Dance Across Birmingham on January 10. Download the Reservation Form below!


School Reservation Form (DOC)
School Reservation Form (PDF)
Memo from Dr. Bice (PDF)
Dance for Schools Flyer (PDF)


For Professional and Pre-Professional Dancers

Online registration is now open! Professional, college and pre-professional dancers (grades 6 – 12) can register for weekend packages that include master classes and performance tickets for January 16 – 18. Check out the available class schedules and registration options. Organizations may earn 1 free registration for every 10 paid package registrations of equal or lesser value. All performers must meet registration requirements. The Festival also offers scholarship audition classes on January 16 for summer programs and college/university dance programs. These fabulous audition opportunities will be announced soon! New for 2015: The audition classes are FREE with the purchase of a Festival registration package. If you can't attend the Festival, you can still register for the audition class by selecting the Single Session registration option and paying the registration fee of $30 (ADC members) or $35 (non-members). Please note that the ABT Summer Intensive Audition classes are separate and require a $35 audition fee payable to ABT the day of the audition.

Audition Info & Requirements (PDF)
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.


Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion performs Abraham's newest work, When the Wolves Came In, on January 17, 7:00 pm at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center, followed by a Community Forum.

Dance Across Birmingham offers free community classes for all ages on January 10 at the BJCC. 


Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion presents a free matinee performance for schools on January 16, 10:00 am, at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center.

The free Arts Integration Movement workshop for K-12 classroom teachers is on January 9, 9:00 am-3:30 pm at Children's Dance Foundation.

The Alabama Dance Festival offers a variety of master classes for professional, college and pre-professional dancers on January 16-18.