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Remembering Miss Kitty Seale

The ripple effect of influence of a life and career such as Miss Kitty Seale's is impossible to overstate. The Alabama Dance Council extends our thoughts and condolences to all of those who are missing Miss Kitty today.  Ms. Seale and Alabama Dance Theatre are founding members of the Alabama Dance Summit, which later evolved into our Alabama Dance Festival.  We are forever grateful for the tremendous influence of Miss Kitty Seale on our dance community.



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Added by Alabama Dance Council on September 19, 2019 at 11:14am — No Comments

Welcome Back to the Dance Season!

We hope you had a fantastic and restful Labor Day and Summer.  As dance seasons are now back in full swing, we all have lots of events, auditions, performances, and deadlines to share with each other! Be sure to share yours with the Alabama Dance Council via the Alabama Dance Exchange so we can get the word out!  We love to hear about our Members' goings on and to include your events in our weekly e-newsletter,…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on September 3, 2019 at 9:12am — No Comments

Montgomery Ballet Seeks Trainees

Montgomery Ballet is seeking Trainees for their 2019-2020 Season! Trainees work and perform alongside the professional artists of Montgomery Ballet and are considered annually for promotion into the Company. Montgomery Ballet's season runs from September until mid May and includes four main stage productions, three of which will tour to local areas. Interested dancers may submit their information to…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on August 22, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Ring in the new Performance Season with a Subscription!

Do you find yourself a frequent fan of your local dance or performance group?  Now is the time to take advantage of season subscriptions and mark your calendars for performances!  Check links below to see each company's season line-up and if money saving ticket packages are available (avoid last minute Nutcracker ticket rushes!).  We will continue to add companies to this list as seasons performances are announced - so check back for updates! …

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on July 30, 2019 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Time to Renew your ADC Membership!

Our new Membership year has begun! Renew today to enjoy the benefits of membership through June of 2020.



Memberships are available at varying levels: Organizational, Individual, Artist, and Student.

Did you know that when you join as an Organization, your faculty and staff all receive complementary memberships as well? Your staff will thank…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on July 10, 2019 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Drop-in some Dancing this Spring!

So, we just posted a list of fabulous summer dance programs for dance students and professionals, but there are also TONS of drop-in style adult dance classes going on!  If your looking to warm your body up with the Spring weather, here are some FUN opportunities that happen throughout the week:

Mondays

4:30-8pm:…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on March 18, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2019 Summer Dance Programs!

The weather is warming up and it is time to think about Summer dance programs! Dance schools and companies around the state and country offer wonderful opportunities for dancers to study and play in a more concentrated environment.  Here are a few of the programs from our friends and neighbors!  Do you know of a program we don’t have listed here? Comment on this blog with a link to more info!

Alabama:

-Alabama Ballet, Birmingham, AL,…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on March 13, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Move and Groove through the Holidays!

Keep moving this holiday season with open dance classes around town!  Don't let the treats and the in-laws weigh you down, bring your friends and family to a dance class! 

Here are just a few of the awesome opportunities happening:



-The Dance Foundation, open adult classes
 

Friday, Dec. 7, 11:30-12:30: Restorative Yoga with Erin Cornelius, $15

Classes resume Jan. 3.…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on December 6, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Performances Abound!

Check out all of these wonderful holiday performances taking place in Alabama!  Know of one that we have missed? Create an Alabama Dance Exchange profile and post it!

11/29-12/1: Patti Rutland Jazz, Santa’s Workshop, Dothan Civic Center

http://www.pattirutlandjazz.com/

11/30-12/2:  Birmingham Ballet, The Mutt-cracker AND The Nutcracker, The Alabama Theatre…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on November 28, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Alabamians Speak Out About the Arts in 2018

From Alabama State Council on the Arts Public Information Officer, Barbara Reed:

Alabamians Speak Out About the Arts in 2018

 

Montgomery, ALA - Americans for the Arts, a leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America has released Americans…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on October 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

The ADC welcomes a new administrative assistant – Rachel Singletary!

Rachel joins the ADC after an extensive career with Nashville Ballet 2, the Alabama Ballet, and AROVA Contemporary Ballet. She has studied Revolutionary Principles of Movement with Wes Chapman and Cheryl Ale, based on the syllabus of Ruth Petrinovic, and Dance for Parkinson’s Disease with David Leventhal of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Rachel recently completed Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique Certification, first level.  She is on faculty at NS Dance Studio and Beverly’s Dance…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on October 3, 2018 at 11:43am — No Comments

Welcome back to the studio!

Summer break is over and school is back in session! The Alabama Dance Council welcomes everyone back to the studio and shares wishes for a fabulous season of dance.

One ADC member company has been working all summer on an upcoming performance. Notinee Indian Dance Director Pia Sen has transformed Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s story of love, magic, and empowerment into a dance drama with narrations in English.  Rumor has it the September 8 show is almost sold out, so get tickets…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on August 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Where can I dance this summer?

Summer time is right around the corner and that means summer dance camps and intensives! Post your summer dance schedule to the Alabama Dance Exchange and it will be automatically fed onto the ADC website's homepage, and featured in our e-newsletter, Footworks!

Help us help you spread the word!!

Added by Alabama Dance Council on May 2, 2018 at 12:02pm — No Comments

"Celebration of the Arts" Awards presented on May 24

The Alabama State Council on the Arts will honor eight outstanding Alabamians at the “Celebration of the Arts” awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The event will take place at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located at 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery.  A coffee and dessert reception will immediately follow the awards ceremony in the lobby of the theatre. The event is FREE and open to the public, but reservations and tickets are required. To reserve…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on April 18, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Dancer Spotlight: Jarvis Williams

 The Alabama Dance Festival in January 2016 offered college dance students the opportunity to audition for the School at Jacob’s Pillow, a prestigious summer intensive at the most historic dance venue in America. Dancers spend their summer immersed in high-level technique classes and intense rehearsals of classic and original works. They also perform for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival audiences as part of The Pillow’s Inside/Out Series, and make lasting connections with Festival artists and…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on September 20, 2016 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Kyle Abraham Dance Residency Honors Civil Rights Legacies in Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham on January 5-18

KYLE ABRAHAM DANCE RESIDENCY HONORS CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACIES IN MONTGOMERY, SELMA, BIRMINGHAM ON JANUARY 5-18



Birmingham, AL – Kyle Abraham and his contemporary dance company Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M.) is the guest company-in-residence for the 2015 Alabama Dance Festival in January. Residency activities and performances will take place in three pivotal communities in the civil rights movement - Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham - to stimulate community conversations…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on January 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wes Chapman Joins ASFA Faculty as Permanent Guest Artist in Residence

The Alabama School of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Wes Chapman, international classical ballet teacher, coach and répétiteur, is joining our Department of Dance as Permanent Guest Artist in Residence. Mr. Chapman will be on campus teaching for extended periods each school year and will also represent the ASFA Dance Department at dance festivals and summer dance intensives throughout the country.

A native of Union Springs, Alabama, Chapman graduated from Alabama School of Fine…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on November 13, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments

New documentary: Nutcracker Inc. featuring AL dance companies!

Don't miss your chance to support this new documentary: Nutcracker Inc. featuring AL dance companies and studios! Watch and donate today! Let's make this film happen.…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on August 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jazz teacher needed ASAP!

Jazz teacher needed!



Cullman Ballet Theatre School is looking for a jazz teacher that is willing to drive to Cullman one day a week for the 2010-2011 school term August 16 to the end of May 2011.



You would need to be qualified to teach an intermediate and advanced levels of jazz.

Also there is some interest possibly in a…

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Added by Alabama Dance Council on July 9, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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