January 20-22, 2023

Join us at the 2023 Alabama Dance Festival. As one of the largest gatherings of dancers and dance enthusiasts in the Southeast, the Alabama Dance Festival will immerse you in master classes with world-renowned teachers, audition opportunities, teacher training, networking, performances by regional dance groups, and a guest company.  Each year, the Alabama Dance Festival boasts a weekend full of performances.  Participants and public alike enjoy work presented in a range of styles and traditions by schools, studios, companies, and choreographers in our annual New Works Concert and Alabama Dance Festival Showcase.

2023 Alabama Dance Festival Souvenir Program

Registration Coming Soon

Online Registration is Now Closed. On-site registration begins Friday, January 20 at 1:00 pm at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

Performance Selections for Dance Across Birmingham and Alabama Dance Festival
Performer Registration Instructions (Individuals)

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Studio Planning Guide
School (Field Trip) Planning Guide

The Alabama Dance Festival offers a diverse range of master classes and workshops from a faculty of renown instructors carefully selected.  Classes vary across styles and cultural traditions for pre-professional dancers (grades 6-12), college/professional dancers, and pedagogy and professional development workshops.
2023 Class Schedule

2023 Class Schedule (Download)

2023 Faculty and Bios 


The Alabama Dance Festival offers valuable audition opportunities for dance students.  Dancers may register to audition for local, regional, and national summer programs, college programs, and scholarships.

Guest Company: Helen Simoneau Danse

The Alabama Dance Festival is proud to present Helen Simoneau Danse and the new work Delicate Power.

Delicate Power examines the different ways we yield, share or exert power as individuals and within communities. The work subverts expectations of power by asking: What does power look like without the need for dominance? How is power revealed or embodied when innate and not hard-fought? What is power rooted in respect? Power without ego? Movement and intricate structures of design convey the strength within softness, the potency of empathetic exchange, resilience forged in reflection, and propulsion stemming from confidence and trust. Delicate Power is an investigation of command without force.

Festival Forms and Performance Applications

Find Performance Applications, our Alabama Screendance Festival Application, and more!


2023 Registration Instructions

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Alabama Screendance Festival, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre
Date: Jan 20, 2023 At: 8:00PM
Tickets – very limited number available at the door
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New Works Concert, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre
Date: Jan 21, 2023 At: 4:00PM
Tickets – very limited number available at the door
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Delicate Power, Alys Stephens Center
Date: Jan 21, 2023 At: 8:00PM
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(Festival Package includes a ticket to this show)

Alabama Dance Festival Showcase, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre
Date: Jan 22, 2023 At: 2:30 PM
Tickets – very limited number available at the door
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Dance for Schools

The Alabama Dance Festival includes a day-long arts integration workshop for which K12 educators can receive Continuing Education credit.  Resource materials and Festival residency activities give educators additional tools to discuss art with their students.