Alabama Dance Festival

Alabama Dance Festival

Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 from 12:00am to 3:38am


The 2021 Alabama Dance Festival will take place virtually! As one of the largest gatherings of dancers and dance enthusiasts in the Southeast, the Alabama Dance Festival will immerse you in master classes with world-renowned teachers, audition opportunities, teacher training, networking, performances by regional dance groups, and a special presentation by this year’s guest company, BODYTRAFFIC.


BODYTRAFFIC: Exploring Our Work 6:00 pm

Join Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett and company members for an exciting virtual overview of BODYTRAFFIC repertory with interactive Q&A. BODYTRAFFIC is the virtual guest company for the 2021 Festival and they will be the featured company-in-residence performing live at the 2022 Festival. BODYTRAFFIC is a world-class contemporary dance company, known internationally for its Los Angeles-grown, contagious vivacity. Founded in 2007, BODYTRAFFIC is deeply committed to producing acclaimed works by distinctive choreographic voices, all while surging to the forefront of the contemporary dance world. BODYTRAFFIC’s diverse repertory includes original works by McArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Matthew Neenan, Arthur Pita, Victor Quijada, Hofesh Shechter, Richard Siegal, and most recently, Micaela Taylor. In 2017-2018, the company celebrated its 10th season with an international tour to more than 20 cities.

New Works Concert 7:15 pm
Enjoy an evening of exciting new works by regional choreographers selected through an adjudication process.

The following choreographers were selected to present their work on the New Works Concert:

Jennifer Archibald, quest
Linsay Renae Benton, Find Your Light
Eryn Cade, Fine Print
Lily Everett, Analysis Paralysis
Katey Fleming, Perception
Anna Foshee, To Soar
Hannah Hall, On the Air
Brianna Jahn, Self Portrait no. 2
Grace Kurosaka, where we are now
Laura Morton, Excerpts from 3 x 6
McCree O'Kelley, And We Will Dance
Taylor Randolph, Our House Is on Fire
Derek Rocas, Excerpt from Kali

The following work will be presented on the Alabama Dance Festival Showcase on January 24, 3:45 pm:

Crystal Rae DuBose, True Hues 


The Alabama Dance Festival offers a diverse range of master classes and workshops from a faculty of renown instructors carefully selected. Classes vary across styles and cultural traditions for pre-professional dancers (grades 6-12), college/professional dancers, and pedagogy and professional development workshops.

2021 Class Schedule downloadable pdf
2021 Class Schedule list with descriptions and Faculty
2021 Faculty and Bios