The Birmingham Dance Showcase is a free performance that is presented as a part of Dance Across Birmingham, a day of free community dance classes open to all ages (see back cover of this insert). The showcase features local dance companies including include Dance Trance Birmingham; Notinee Indian Dance Group; Corazon Flamenco; solo artist Wendy Huang; Nathifa Dance Company & Outreach; Moe O Hakina Hema; Bailey Dance; the Cultural and Education Advancement Foundation and Omicron Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and MAD Skillz Dance Company.
The National Society of Arts and Letters presents Round II of the Chapter Career Awards in Dance Choreography in partnership with the Alabama Dance Festival. The solo choreographers and performers include Ashley McQueen (Birmingham, AL); Tyra Jackson (Mobile, AL); Cole Companion (Hueytown, AL); Christie Crawford (Collierville, TN); Jonathan Hansen (Jackson, MS); Whitney Mayfield (Birmingham, AL); Archie Donovan (Montgomery, AL); Michelle Imhof (Birmingham, AL); Margaret Seither (Tuscaloosa, AL); Shaun Hawkins (Montgomery, AL); Rhea Speights (Birmingham, AL); Rodney Brown (Gainsville, FL); and Jamie Kilgore-Foust (Birmingham, AL); Special guest companies from Birmingham will also perform, including Southern Danceworks, Arova Contemporary Ballet, and Sanspointe Dance Company. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com (online fees apply) or at the BJCC CENTRAL TICKET OFFICE. Ticket prices: $22, $17, $10.
The Alabama Dance Showcase features the richness and diversity of Alabama’s regional dance talent. The showcase will feature Troy Dance Repertory Ensemble (Troy, AL), Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre (Huntsville, AL), Sparkle Dance Company (Birmingham, AL), Auburn University Dance Ensemble (Auburn, AL), Cullman Ballet Company (Cullman, AL), Ebony Arrington Dance & Performance (Birmingham, AL), Alabama Ballet School (Birmingham, AL), Southeast Alabama Dance Company (Dothan, AL), Dansynthesis (Birmingham, AL), Birmingham-Southern College Dance Department (Birmingham, AL), Natyananda: Dance of India (Birmingham, AL), Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company (Hattiesburg, MS), Downtown Dance Conservatory (Gadsden, AL), MOVE! (Montgomery, AL), Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (Tuscaloosa, AL), Andalusia Ballet (Andalusia, AL), Alabama Dance Academy (Hoover, AL), Alabama Youth Ballet Company (Pelham, AL), and Alabama School of Fine Arts (Birmingham, AL). Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com (online fees apply) or at the BJCC CENTRAL TICKET OFFICE. Tickets are $17 for general admission and $10 for students.