Welcome To Children's Dance Foundation

CDF dances with students of all ages and abilities in a creative, non-competitive environment in our community arts center in Homewood and at more than 20 social service agencies, child care centers and schools throughout Birmingham. Our dance classes and performances inspire all children, including the child who is homeless, very young, disadvantaged or at-risk, and the child who has special needs. CDF is a non-profit organization supported by generous corporations, foundations and individuals.

News & Events

Here's To Forty!

Join us for a performance celebrating Children’s Dance Foundation’s past, present and future.  Featuring CDF students in 3rd grade and up performing choreography by CDF teaching artists Shellie Chambers, Johanna Dobbin, Stephanie Kolodziej, Jamorris Rivers, Heidi Stoeckley and Sara Turney.

Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30pm / The Alabama Theatre
Admission is free; no tickets are required.  Approximately 75 minutes.


Fantastic Mr. Fox!

We are thrilled to announce this summer’s StageDoor Youth Theatre production, Fantastic Mr. Fox, directed by Rebecca Yeager.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story by Roald Dahl, and this version is dramatized beautifully by David Wood.  It is an adventurous story about a community of animals, championed by Mr. Fox, who are fighting for food, their homes, and their happiness against


Spring Adult Dance Class

January 6 through April 28.  Drop in basis:  $10 per class.   Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30.

This beginner-level class, taught by CDF teaching artist Sara Turney, will focus on developing muscular coordination, core strength, and the basic technical elements of dance while exploring contemporary creative movement.  Moving at a slow and fluid pace, this class will


Student Performance Info.

At CDF, spring student performances are presented as a celebration of learning.
All performances are free to attend.  CDF Parents, click here for more information.

“Dancing with Mother Goose” (ages 2 1/2) at CDF Studio Theatre, Friday, May 1

“The Owl and the Pussycat” (ages 3-2nd grade) at The Alabama Theatre, Sunday May 3


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