Dance for Schools 2025

Dance for Schools is the Alabama Dance Festival’s arts education program. This program provides high-quality, meaningful arts experiences focused on P12 students, educators, and artists. Dance for Schools programs focus on arts integration, arts enhancement, and arts exposure. The Alabama Dance Festival is proud to offer three exciting opportunities for the 2025 Dance for Schools Program! 2025 Dance For Schools Reservation Form

Dance Across Birmingham – Field Trip

Dance Workshops, Performance, and Assessments
The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, North Meeting Hall and Theatre

2025 Dance Across Birmingham is Saturday, January 18, and offers a day of FREE dance classes for all ages.

Class Schedule and Registration Coming this Fall

Styles range from hip-hop, belly dance, and praise dance to African dance, Latin dance and more, taught by local instructors and artistic directors of local dance companies. Classes meet in the BJCC North Meeting Rooms. Register online to reserve space in your favorite classes!

Birmingham Dance Showcase is included in your DAB registration. Enjoy lunch in the BJCC Theatre and watch a concert of this area’s best dance talent.

Dance Performance Assessment was created to align the dance arts with the other arts organizations in the state of Alabama. The evaluation process presents public school dancers with a summative form of assessment that is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study: Arts Education Dance Standards. Students who receive a Superior ranking will receive a medal during the awards ceremony.

  • Any middle or high school student enrolled in a public/private school dance program is eligible to participate.
  • Your school must be a member of the Alabama Dance Council for you to participate.
  • There is a $5 fee per dancer per dance.
  • Performance must not exceed 5 minutes.
  • You may submit solo, duet or group pieces (3-20 dancers) .
  • Dancers must wear all black, no costumes/props are allowed. (Excluding footwear)
  • Dancers must provide their own accompaniment music and sound, bring your own wireless speaker and adapters (as needed).
  • Marley flooring and resin are not available.
  • Students should be 6th – 12th graders.
  • Dance Performance Assessment Rubric

2025 Dance For Schools Reservation Form

Performances Designed for School Groups

Collage Dance Collective
Jemison Concert Hall, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
Friday, January 24, 10 am

Performances designed for school groups are a great way to engage students in the arts and provide them with a unique learning experience. These performances are tailored to meet the needs and interests of students, making them both educational and entertaining. These performances can be a great way to introduce students to the world of dance. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Limited transportation reimbursement is available. All students grades 6-12 are invited to attend.

2025 Dance For Schools Reservation Form

Elementary Performance Study Guide
Middle and High School Performance Study Guide

For more information, contact Kerri-Noelle Humphrey by email


Professional Development

Arts Integration Workshop for Teachers and Teaching Artists, including Special Needs/Collaborative Teachers

Birmingham, Alabama. January 11, 2025, 9AM – 3:30PM.

The Alabama Dance Festival includes workshops and resource materials for classroom teachers. On January 11, P12 educators can attend a day-long training session and receive Continuing Education credit.

The teacher workshop offers instructional strategies to effectively bring creative movement into any P12 classroom. This professional development program is designed for educators who want to utilize arts integration in their classrooms but need practical methods and resources.

This is an unprecedented time for Artists, Educators and Administrators, and a time which calls for deep engagement, developing new skill sets, a radical imagination and a call to action for equality through the arts and arts education. Teacher Workshop Flyer Coming Soon for the full workshop description and make your reservation today!

2025 Dance For Schools Reservation Form