Laurels
Best Dance Teachers
in Birmingham
2017

Why These Dance Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dance teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dance teachers in Birmingham, AL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Backstage Dance Centre, LLC

Backstage Dance Centre, LLC is a Homewood business that has been teaching all levels and ages from toddlers to adults for over 10 years. The business offers a summer dance camp for ages five to 12 in Broadway jazz, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, voice, musical theatre, and acting. There is also an advanced summer intensive in pointe, jazz, classical ballet, variations, acting, and voice. Backstage Dance Centre, LLC offers a Broadway bound workshop and an adult summer tap workshop. The business provides a year end dance performance for students to showcase what they have learned.

Homewood, AL(205) 870-7781

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Birmingham Dance Theatre, Inc.

Birmingham Dance Theatre, Inc. is a Vestavia business that has been serving students for over 53 years. The theater offers dance classes in ballet, hip hop, hip hop for boys, contemporary, lyrical, tap, acrobatics, and classes for pre-school children ages two to four. Birmingham Dance Theatre, Inc. also offers party packages which are two hours long for up to 11 children, and include 45 minutes of dance instruction, birthday cake, paper goods, birthday candles, party favors, and after-party clean-up. The other package does not include the birthday cake or other birthday goods. The business also offers summer camps and a parents club.

Vestavia Hills, AL(205) 822-3012

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Corky Bell School of Dance

Corky Bell School of Dance is an Alabaster business that has four locations and has been teaching students for over 50 years. The studio offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced instruction to all ages. Classes include pointe, ballet, jazz, tap, creative movement, and gymnastics. Corky Bell School of Dance also conducts workshops in ballroom dancing, singing, pageant preparation, and drama. Private lessons are available. Parents are able to watch lessons on closed circuit TV.

Alabaster, AL(205) 620-9544

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Dance Et Cetera

Dance Et Cetera is a Helena business that provides classes for dancers three years of age and up. Classes include ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, cheernastics, tumbling, and SWAG. Dance Et Cetera also offers boys-only tumbling and hip hop classes. Adult classes include Pilates, Zumba, cardio core, hip-hop, and tap. Dance Et Cetera has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Helena, AL(205) 685-8778

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Dance South Studio

Dance South Studio is a Chelsea business that has been serving students in Shelby County and surrounding areas for over 27 years. The facility teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in clogging, dance conditioning, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, dance technique, jazz, as well as dance acrobatics and gymnastics. Dance South Studio also offers private dance lessons, many summer camps, and recitals. The facility offers three dance rooms that have marley flooring and sprung floors. Parents appreciate the encouraging teachers and the atmosphere.

Chelsea, AL(205) 678-4414

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Dr. Dance Studio, Inc.

Dr. Dance Studio, Inc. is a Birmingham business that provides private and group lessons. The business offers social ballroom dancing lessons in the salsa, waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, and slow dance. Dr. Dance Studio, Inc. also offers showcase ballroom dancing and competitive ballroom dancing classes. Owner Kimberly Smith has over 34 years of dance instruction experience and she is a Championship Adjudicator. Steve Hadley has over 49 years of dance instruction experience and he is a WDSF Adjudicator. The staff is made up of certified teachers and judges with the World DanceSport Federation, the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, USA Dance, and the North American Dance Teachers Association.

Birmingham, AL(205) 945-1266

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Linda Dobbins Dance

Linda Dobbins Dance is a Mountain Brook business that has been teaching dance for over 19 years. The studio provides theatrical and competitive dance training in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, clogging, jazz, hip hop, acting, and vocal performance. As well as competitive, Linda Dobbins Dance offers recreational and pre-professional/professional programs. The studio also offers private lessons, camps, clinics, and an academy which requires a private audition and an interview. Birmingham Magazine named owner Linda the Best Dance Trainer in Birmingham in 2005. She has won several other awards.

Mountain Brook, AL(205) 305-0281

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Magic City Ballroom Dance Studio

Magic City Ballroom Dance Studio is a Vestavia business that provides classes for dancers of all levels. The business provides instruction in a variety of dances including the foxtrot, Viennese waltz, the quickstep, the cha cha, the rumba, mambo, samba, swing, and waltz. Magic City Ballroom Dance Studio also offers pre-wedding classes and private and group classes. The studio also holds dance competitions. Magic City Ballroom Dance Studio offers gift certificates.

Vestavia Hills, AL(205) 238-9008

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Miss Kelley’s School of Dance

Miss Kelley’s School of Dance is a Trussville business that has two studio locations and has been serving students for over 32 years. The studios have surround sound systems, full-length mirrors, ballet barres, and sprung flooring. Classes include tap, pointe, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, danceline prep, jazz, clogging, tumbling/cheernastics, color guard, baton, pageant training, piano, and voice. Miss Kelley’s School of Dance also offers recitals. Parents appreciate the helpful, professional, and patient teachers.

Trussville, AL(205) 655-7776

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Ms. Tiffany’s Dance

Ms. Tiffany’s Dance is a Homewood business that has been teaching students for over nine years. The studio provides private lessons to dancers nine years of age and older in lyrical, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, dance team prep, and adult hip hop aerobics. Ms. Tiffany’s Dance also offers classes to two or three students. Group classes are also available which are good for bachelorette parties, family gatherings, and performance or fitness groups. Founder and owner Tiffany Davis has been dancing since the age of four. She studied dance at Birmingham-Southern College. Her choreographed piece won a choreography award at the Honors Day award ceremony in 2007.

Homewood, AL(205) 530-8579

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Premier Dance and Twirl Academy

Premier Dance and Twirl Academy is a Helena business that offers a variety of dance classes. Classes include Mommy and me for children two to three years of age, ballet and tap for ages three to four and five to six, four levels of ballet for children ages six and up, pointe classes, four levels of baton for ages five and up, four levels of jazz and tap for ages seven to 19, two levels of hip hop for ages six to 10 and 10 and up, two levels of clogging for ages 10 to 14 and 14 to 19, two levels of contemporary for ages eight and up and 12 and up, fitness and agility for ages 10 and up, and tumble and tricks for ages six and up. Premier Dance and Twirl Academy also offers private lessons. Every teacher has a minimum of 10 years of dance experience.

Helena, AL(205) 621-2170

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Raising The Barre Dance Academy

Raising The Barre Dance Academy is a Pell City business that offers a variety of dance classes for children. Classes include pre-tumble, beginner tumble, contemporary/lyrical, intermediate hip hop, primary, secondary, and advanced technique, and creative movement. Kannan Hammett is the artistic director and has been teaching dance for over two years. She received a scholarship for dance to Southern Union State Community College and she has a Bachelors in Dance from the University of Alabama. Parents appreciate the friendly staff and the choreography.

Pell City, AL(205) 338-7013

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Steeple Arts Academy of Dance

Steeple Arts Academy of Dance is a Mountain Brook business that has been serving students of all ages for over 80 years. Classes include pre ballet, ballet/tap, ballet/jazz and hip hop, tap/jazz and hip hop, pointe, ballet, teen tap, teen ballet, high stepper jazz, hip hop and jazz, ballet and jazz for adults, and ballroom for adults. Steeple Arts Academy of Dance also offers choreography services, rehearsal space, event space, and private lessons. Director Deanny Coates has learned and taught all dance styles and studied with different dance masters. She became director when her mother retired over 23 years ago.

Mountain Brook, AL(205) 871-5893

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The Pointe Dance Arts

The Pointe Dance Arts is a Hoover business that provides dance instruction for children and adults. The students travel to different cities to learn and go to dance conventions. Choreographers and master teachers come to teach workshops every year. Classes The Pointe Dance Arts offers include different levels of tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, and dance classes for toddlers. The facility also offers beginning modern, turns and leaps technique, endurance conditioning, and summer camps. The Pointe Dance Arts has five large dance rooms that have sprung floors. There is an observation area for parents in which they can watch lessons on the closed circuit television. Students appreciate their work ethic, the atmosphere, and the enjoyable classes.

Hoover, AL(205) 978-9444

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