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 andindividuals.

News & Events

Master Class April 14

Adult dancers are invited to a MASTER CLASS with David Dorfman Dance on Monday, April 14th at 7:30 pm at Children’s Dance Foundation.  The class is FREE to attend, as part of the company’s residency activities through the Leslie Stephen Wright Fine Arts Center.  In addition, all who attend will get a complimentary ticket to the company’s performance on April


Thanks to the Arts Tag Fund!

With the Arts License tag funding, Children’s Dance Foundation provided three performances of The Magic Circle at three separate schools in underserved counties in Alabama. The Magic Circle is a modern dance performance which explores math concepts through dance, learning about one discipline from the other.

“The Magic Circle” features circularity as an overriding theme, and involves the use of


Welcome CDF Artistic Director!

Children’s Dance Foundation (CDF) is proud to announce Heidi Stoeckley as its Artistic Director. Stoeckley will provide leadership to more than 25 teaching artists and 600 students in CDF’s Studio and Community Partnership Programs. She will oversee all CDF programs and collaborate with program leaders including Shellie Chambers, Artistic Director – Upper School; Mary Foshee, School Touring Program Director; and


Register for Summer!

Take a look at our summer schedule of weekly classes offered June 2-August 2, and our camps for K through 9th grade.

Register today!


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