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Alabama Dance Council

Alabama Dance Council

The Alabama Dance Council (ADC) is a statewide, nonprofit service organization for the Alabama dance community. The ADC’s mission is to promote the study, creation, performance and enjoyment of dance in all forms. The ADC offers a forum for communication about dance and provides services that support the artistic work of professional dancers, choreographers and dance educators, and advance the artistic experiences of dance students and audiences.

We Value:
– The diversity of dance
– Sharing dance as an art form
– Making dance accessible

Our Vision:
– Providing a comprehensive network
– Developing educational opportunities
– Advancing audience development
– Building effective advocacy strategies
– Expanding member services
– Developing diverse funding
– Creating a supportive structure
– Maximizing the visibility of dance

The ADC annually presents the Alabama Dance Festival, traditionally held on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day each January. In 2008, the Festival’s 11th year, over seven-hundred people came to Birmingham to take part in over eighty dance classes, professional development workshops, and community dance classes. The Festival offers an opportunity for dancers to take class with master artists and teachers from across the U.S., as well as to attend a performance by the Festival’s company-in-residence.

The Festival’s newest component, Dance Across Birmingham, is designed to make dance accessible to the Birmingham community and showcase local artists throug

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