We have identified a long-range vision for the Alabama Dance Council, and for the
dance field in our region. We believe that if we do our work well and thoroughly, in the
future we will all see that:
Alabama uses dance to transform the human experience and our
connections with one another.

To reach that vision, we have identified an ambitious aim for the period covered by this
plan:
Building the visibility of dance in Alabama and broadening who gets to do
it by valuing multiple truths and forms.

This aim is powered by the values we hold as an organization, which were articulated
during this planning process:
Equity
• We embody multicultural, equitable practices and embrace diverse voices in order
to make dance a more just art form
Community
• We are creating a sense of community that breaks isolation and builds belonging
Connection
• We inspire, embolden and cultivate the making, teaching, experiencing and
sharing of dance in Alabama, with courage and commitment
• We are dismantling hierarchies and addressing inequities through inclusive
networking in order to co-create an equitable organization
Integrity
• We are building a culture of organizational transparency – inclusive of people,
operations, programs, and services

The mission of ADC has shifted to reflect the organization’s new priorities:
The Alabama Dance Council is a statewide network of people who are inspired to
make, teach, share and experience all forms of dance as a powerful way to move
toward a more just society. We believe that dance emboldens every body to
connect, build community, and transform the experience of being human.

Alabama Dance Council Strategic Plan 2022-2026