The Dance Foundation

The Dance Foundation

a place of discovery. The Dance Foundation’s programs spark creative thinking, encourage collaboration and build confidence in the lives of children, teens and adults in our community.

We dance with 2000+ students of all ages and abilities in our studios and at more than 20 social service agencies, child care centers and schools throughout Birmingham. Our dance classes and performances inspire all involved – the growing toddler, the child who is homeless, disadvantaged or at-risk, the child who has special needs, and the inquisitive teen. The Dance Foundation is also home to do

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

Another 2nd grade ballet class has been added! Thursdays at 3:45. Grab a spot today in this class or any of our classes that begin September 7th.

Another 2nd grade ballet class has been added! Thursdays at 3:45. Grab a spot today in this class or any of our classes that begin September 7th.

Timeline Photos 07/16/2021

Mark your calendar! Our annual event, where you will find major bargains on dance wear, dress-up clothes and costumes for all ages, has been moved from September to the first Friday in October. The sale will kick-off at Noon on October 1st and will continue at The Dance Foundation for two weeks (through October 16).
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Follow our instagram account @bargaincostumecloset for upcoming previews of items for sale.
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The Bargain Costume Closet is annual event that began in 2005 to raise funds for The Dance Foundation. Donations are welcome year 'round! While some donations are used to provide dancers with needed dancewear and shoes, most donations are sold to raise money for the Community Partnership and Tuition Assistance programs.
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#bargaincostumecloset Bargain Costume Closet

Mark your calendar! Our annual event, where you will find major bargains on dance wear, dress-up clothes and costumes for all ages, has been moved from September to the first Friday in October. The sale will kick-off at Noon on October 1st and will continue at The Dance Foundation for two weeks (through October 16).
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Follow our instagram account @bargaincostumecloset for upcoming previews of items for sale.
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The Bargain Costume Closet is annual event that began in 2005 to raise funds for The Dance Foundation. Donations are welcome year 'round! While some donations are used to provide dancers with needed dancewear and shoes, most donations are sold to raise money for the Community Partnership and Tuition Assistance programs.
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#bargaincostumecloset Bargain Costume Closet

Timeline Photos 07/15/2021

For senior adults and a caregiver (could even be their grandchild!) taught by Melissa Turnage. Boost your mind, body and spirit with this class that includes simple movements and combinations of movements to improve posture, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, creativity and cognitive recall.
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Class meets via Zoom for the next three Thursdays, July 22, 29 and August 5, 1:20-1:50 PM. Register here: https://thedancefoundation.mystudiopulse.com/Client/RegisterClasses (choose adult classes from the menu)
or call us at 870-0073. Questions? Please contact Rachael Inman at The Dance Foundation, 870-0073.
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#danceforseniors #balletboost #danceforbodymindspirit #letsdance #everybodydance

For senior adults and a caregiver (could even be their grandchild!) taught by Melissa Turnage. Boost your mind, body and spirit with this class that includes simple movements and combinations of movements to improve posture, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, creativity and cognitive recall.
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Class meets via Zoom for the next three Thursdays, July 22, 29 and August 5, 1:20-1:50 PM. Register here: https://thedancefoundation.mystudiopulse.com/Client/RegisterClasses (choose adult classes from the menu)
or call us at 870-0073. Questions? Please contact Rachael Inman at The Dance Foundation, 870-0073.
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#danceforseniors #balletboost #danceforbodymindspirit #letsdance #everybodydance

Timeline Photos 07/13/2021

At the core of The Dance Foundation’s mission is to teach the art of dance to all. Dance is for everyone! Whenever possible we integrate students with disabilities or learning differences into our typical classes. But for the student who needs a little more support, we have designed our "Let’s Get Moving" classes for students with disabilities or learning differences. These classes are for students who need more one on one interactions than a typical class can provide. Classes provide a creative environment for having fun, improving gross motor skills, building strength and coordination, and working together with friends. This class is a great option for students who have Autism, Down Syndrome, or other circumstances where they would benefit from a more flexible class and slower pace while having fun with music and movement.
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If you are unsure about which class would be the best fit for your child, please contact us.
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Classes begin September 7. Discounted tuition for these classes is possible by support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
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#letsgetmoving #danceforstudentswithdisabilities #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #alabamastatecouncilonthearts
Alabama State Council on the Arts #everybodydance #forlifeandforlearning

At the core of The Dance Foundation’s mission is to teach the art of dance to all. Dance is for everyone! Whenever possible we integrate students with disabilities or learning differences into our typical classes. But for the student who needs a little more support, we have designed our "Let’s Get Moving" classes for students with disabilities or learning differences. These classes are for students who need more one on one interactions than a typical class can provide. Classes provide a creative environment for having fun, improving gross motor skills, building strength and coordination, and working together with friends. This class is a great option for students who have Autism, Down Syndrome, or other circumstances where they would benefit from a more flexible class and slower pace while having fun with music and movement.
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If you are unsure about which class would be the best fit for your child, please contact us.
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Classes begin September 7. Discounted tuition for these classes is possible by support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
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#letsgetmoving #danceforstudentswithdisabilities #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #alabamastatecouncilonthearts
Alabama State Council on the Arts #everybodydance #forlifeandforlearning

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

Grab your spot now in the classes you want for the upcoming September to May season. Classes begin September 7.
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#tdfnewseason #anewseasonofdance #aplaceofdiscovery #everybodydance #letsdance #forlifeandforlearning #danceforall #artistry #technique

Grab your spot now in the classes you want for the upcoming September to May season. Classes begin September 7.
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#tdfnewseason #anewseasonofdance #aplaceofdiscovery #everybodydance #letsdance #forlifeandforlearning #danceforall #artistry #technique

Photos from The Dance Foundation's post 07/12/2021

Our live presentation “Tiny Dances” last month featured ten dance works choreographed by Anna Foshee, Lenox Jones, Jordan Prough, Chris Pugh, Grace Kurosaka, Sudha Raghuram, Derreck Williams, Haley Hoppe, Alessia Lovreglio-Wilson and Bria Tyner, and a screen dance conceived and directed by Stephanie Murphy.
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If you were unable to see the performance in person or via livestream, send us a message, and we will direct you to the online recording.
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Thank you to Clark Scott Photos for capturing these images of the performance.
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#tinydances #bhamtinydancesleysdance #thepizitzfoodhall #thepizitz #livedance

Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

Summer SALE! Now through July only - all tank tops are $5 off. Youth and adult sizes in three soft Bella+Canvas styles. Order online (link in profile) or purchase in our shop in Homewood where you'll find other fun merch and gifts.
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#dancefoundationmerch #letsdance #everybodydance #aplaceofdiscovery #tanktopsale #merchsale

Summer SALE! Now through July only - all tank tops are $5 off. Youth and adult sizes in three soft Bella+Canvas styles. Order online (link in profile) or purchase in our shop in Homewood where you'll find other fun merch and gifts.
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#dancefoundationmerch #letsdance #everybodydance #aplaceofdiscovery #tanktopsale #merchsale

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

James Atkinson's contemporary dance class will explore traditional ballet techniques, fusing elements of modern dance to present the material innovatively, providing students with the ability to explore their technique while investigating and blending styles of movement.
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James R. Atkinson, Jr. is a native of New Haven, Connecticut, Associate Professor of Dance, BFA Dance Program Director at Alabama State University, and a founding faculty member of the BFA Program. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purchase College State University of New York (SUNY) within the School of Arts’ Conservatory of Dance. As a performing artist, he began working with New England Ballet and Sonya Plum Dance Company in Connecticut. He debuted with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble as a junior in college; during his senior year, he was selected to perform with Ballet Preljocaj during their American tour at Purchase College. He was subsequently a company member of Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet, Compania de Danza Contemporanea de Burgos, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Oakland Ballet, Capacitor, and Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre as well as a soloist with Columbia City Ballet.
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Register in advance (link in profile) or at the door. Wednesday, June 30, 6:00-7:15pm.
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#contemporarydance #adultdanceclass #danceforadults #moderndance #ballet #letsdance

James Atkinson's contemporary dance class will explore traditional ballet techniques, fusing elements of modern dance to present the material innovatively, providing students with the ability to explore their technique while investigating and blending styles of movement.
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James R. Atkinson, Jr. is a native of New Haven, Connecticut, Associate Professor of Dance, BFA Dance Program Director at Alabama State University, and a founding faculty member of the BFA Program. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purchase College State University of New York (SUNY) within the School of Arts’ Conservatory of Dance. As a performing artist, he began working with New England Ballet and Sonya Plum Dance Company in Connecticut. He debuted with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble as a junior in college; during his senior year, he was selected to perform with Ballet Preljocaj during their American tour at Purchase College. He was subsequently a company member of Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet, Compania de Danza Contemporanea de Burgos, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Oakland Ballet, Capacitor, and Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre as well as a soloist with Columbia City Ballet.
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Register in advance (link in profile) or at the door. Wednesday, June 30, 6:00-7:15pm.
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#contemporarydance #adultdanceclass #danceforadults #moderndance #ballet #letsdance

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

!!BRAVO!! These student volunteers have been ROCKSTARS helping with camps this summer. We appreciate them so much - - for the messes they tidy, the markers they sanitize, the glitter they sweep, the encouragement and assistance to the campers they provide, and the positive role models that they are. THANK YOU!
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#summercamps #summervolunteer #volunteer #studentvolunteer #camptime #summertime #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #glitter #markers #crafts #dance #art #music #drumming

!!BRAVO!! These student volunteers have been ROCKSTARS helping with camps this summer. We appreciate them so much - - for the messes they tidy, the markers they sanitize, the glitter they sweep, the encouragement and assistance to the campers they provide, and the positive role models that they are. THANK YOU!
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#summercamps #summervolunteer #volunteer #studentvolunteer #camptime #summertime #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #glitter #markers #crafts #dance #art #music #drumming

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

We are so fortunate to have two interns this summer including Matthew Westberry, born and raised in Homewood, Alabama and a recent graduate of The University of Alabama. Matthew was instrumental in the behind-the-scene details of our recent dance performance at The Pizitz Food Hall, "Tiny Dances." You'll also see him photographing camps and classes and eagerly tackling any task that is given to him, big or small.
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He says, "I was drawn to The Dance Foundation because of the opportunity to use both my dance and marketing degree to assist The Dance Foundation in their mission to spread dance throughout the community. I see this internship as an opportunity to help in the ongoing efforts to make the art form I love more accessible in the community that I love."
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We're glad to have you in The Dance Foundation family, Matthew!
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#summertime #summerintern #aplaceofdiscovery #letsdance #everybodydance #bargaincostumecloset

We are so fortunate to have two interns this summer including Matthew Westberry, born and raised in Homewood, Alabama and a recent graduate of The University of Alabama. Matthew was instrumental in the behind-the-scene details of our recent dance performance at The Pizitz Food Hall, "Tiny Dances." You'll also see him photographing camps and classes and eagerly tackling any task that is given to him, big or small.
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He says, "I was drawn to The Dance Foundation because of the opportunity to use both my dance and marketing degree to assist The Dance Foundation in their mission to spread dance throughout the community. I see this internship as an opportunity to help in the ongoing efforts to make the art form I love more accessible in the community that I love."
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We're glad to have you in The Dance Foundation family, Matthew!
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#summertime #summerintern #aplaceofdiscovery #letsdance #everybodydance #bargaincostumecloset

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

We are so fortunate to have two interns this summer including Allie Brown, a senior History major at Birmingham-Southern College. She is in charge of prepping for our annual fundraising event, the Bargain Costume Closet, and has been very busy organizing months of donations. She's also helping out in some camps.
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She says, "I am so excited to be involved with The Dance Foundation this summer. I was drawn to The Dance Foundation because of their excellent reputation of being a kind and supportive atmosphere for young individuals who seek joy through dance. I am looking forward to seeing where my future with The Dance Foundation takes me!"
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We're glad to have you in The Dance Foundation family, Allie!
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#summertime #summerintern #aplaceofdiscovery #letsdance #everybodydance #bargaincostumecloset

We are so fortunate to have two interns this summer including Allie Brown, a senior History major at Birmingham-Southern College. She is in charge of prepping for our annual fundraising event, the Bargain Costume Closet, and has been very busy organizing months of donations. She's also helping out in some camps.
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She says, "I am so excited to be involved with The Dance Foundation this summer. I was drawn to The Dance Foundation because of their excellent reputation of being a kind and supportive atmosphere for young individuals who seek joy through dance. I am looking forward to seeing where my future with The Dance Foundation takes me!"
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We're glad to have you in The Dance Foundation family, Allie!
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#summertime #summerintern #aplaceofdiscovery #letsdance #everybodydance #bargaincostumecloset

06/24/2021

Splits don’t just happen. Developing flexibility takes time and consistency. Static stretching, or holding a stretch position for more than 30 seconds, is one way to increase flexibility- but be sure to give your body a warm up first!
And, remember that a high grand battement (kick) requires stability and strength in addition to flexibility.
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#strengthandflexibility #letsstretch #letsdance #hardwork #stretchconsistently #strengthandconditioning

Splits don’t just happen. Developing flexibility takes time and consistency. Static stretching, or holding a stretch position for more than 30 seconds, is one way to increase flexibility- but be sure to give your body a warm up first!
And, remember that a high grand battement (kick) requires stability and strength in addition to flexibility.
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#strengthandflexibility #letsstretch #letsdance #hardwork #stretchconsistently #strengthandconditioning

06/24/2021

Another fun contemporary dance class, this week taught by Anna Foshee, including a surprise guest visit from one of our former faculty members—Rhea Speights! 🤗
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#contemporarydance #adultdance #adultclass #summertime #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #everybodydance

Another fun contemporary dance class, this week taught by Anna Foshee, including a surprise guest visit from one of our former faculty members—Rhea Speights! 🤗
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#contemporarydance #adultdance #adultclass #summertime #letsdance #aplaceofdiscovery #everybodydance

Timeline Photos 06/21/2021

Anna Foshee's adult contemporary dance class this Wednesday will explore a mix of modern dance styles that will move participants through the space with freedom and energy. All dancers are welcome!
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Anna Foshee is a graduate of The University of Alabama and the artistic director of Birmingham's professional modern dance company, Sanspointe. She is an adjunct professor in the theatre departments at Samford University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Register in advance (link in profile) or at the door. Wednesday, June 23, 6:00-7:15pm.
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#letsdance #adultcontemporarydance #adultdanceclass #contemporarydance #danceclass #contemporarydanceclass

Anna Foshee's adult contemporary dance class this Wednesday will explore a mix of modern dance styles that will move participants through the space with freedom and energy. All dancers are welcome!
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Anna Foshee is a graduate of The University of Alabama and the artistic director of Birmingham's professional modern dance company, Sanspointe. She is an adjunct professor in the theatre departments at Samford University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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Register in advance (link in profile) or at the door. Wednesday, June 23, 6:00-7:15pm.
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#letsdance #adultcontemporarydance #adultdanceclass #contemporarydance #danceclass #contemporarydanceclass

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