Ann’s Studio of Dance
2366 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 534-5773

Ann’s Studio of Dance has been serving the north Alabama area for 50 years and has come to be recognized in the community for its high standard of excellence as well as its sincere interest in the welfare of its students, being a part of the education of thousands of children. During the past years, through the loyalty, cooperation and interest given by the community, it has become the top ranking, most progressive, and largest dance studio ever in the area. It has proudly earned its recognition as the “first name in dance education.”

Under the direction of owner Ann Brown and Artistic Director Leigh Ann Bender, Ann’s Studio offers a complete curriculum of dance ranging from courses in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and acrobatics to a specialized program for preschoolers.

The first name in dance education since 1963

Art in Motion Dance Academy
8300 Whitesburg Dr Suite B
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
(256) 880-1890

Art In Motion Dance Academy is a dynamic new studio with a friendly atmosphere ready to take Huntsville by storm! Owner/Director Shannon Parnell is local to the Huntsville area with over 25 years of experience . She, along with her highly qualified staff, is thrilled to introduce this up and coming Dance Academy to you and your children. Art In Motion begins teaching our dancers from age 3 all the way up to adults who are “young at heart”.

Here at Art In Motion we A.I.M. for excellence in every discipline of dance. We offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theater giving everyone a chance to experience all that the art of dance can provide. In our classes we teach children how to develop self-discipline, gain confidence and achieve a feeling of pride in their accomplishments. Our teachers offer positive feedback in a fun and energetic environment while helping each child achieve his or her goals. Whether they dance for fun or want to pursue a career in dance, we provide each child with the training, encourgement and support they need.

Huntsville Ballet
800 Regal Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-0961

The Huntsville Ballet Company is under the umbrella of Community Ballet Association, Inc., a non-profit member of the state and local Arts Councils.

The Company holds a long and rich history in the art of dance offering classical and contemporary repertoire to the state of Alabama. Huntsville Ballet Company continues to bring to the Huntsville community the highest quality of dance.

Each year The Nutcracker affords students from Huntsville Ballet School the opportunity to audition and perform with the Company at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the Huntsville Ballet Company strives to create new works each season commissioned from resident and guest choreographers.

The Huntsville Ballet Company, with the assistance of the Alabama State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, bring to northern Alabama prestigious dance companies including Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

The Mission

Huntsville Ballet Company’s mission is to use the power of dance to inspire and nurture the art of classical ballet through educational excellence, artistic achievement, performance experiences, and education and outreach activities in the community and beyond.

The Vision

To become the finest ballet company in the State of Alabama, offering the highest quality of performance opportunities and instruction to students in the school, performing a range of choreography including classical, neoclassical and contemporary art forms.

Huntsville Ballet – A Pointe of Excellence

Nomadic Tapestry:Belly Dance & Music
1219 C Jordan Lane
Huntsville, AL 35801

Mail to: PO Box 554, Courtland AL 35618
(256) 318-0169

Nomadic Tapestry was established in 2005 from a desire to create and grow a community of dancers and musicians who shared their passion for middle-eastern music and belly dance. We felt the level of technique and participation in classes, workshops, and rehearsals could flourish; if only we had a dedicated space for classes. We wanted to emphasize the need for regular technique classes for developing dancers that could respectfully represent such a beautiful dance form.

Belly dance is a fun way to exercise, strengthen your core, develop self esteem, and have fun with friends. Our studio welcomes participants of any age, size, or gender. Dance should be enjoyed and experienced by everyone. As your knowledge of this dance form grows, you will discover the uniqueness of each culture’s influence and how the live music changes and enriches belly dance in many special ways.

We offer beginning to intermediate classes in many of classic, modern, and tribal fusion forms of belly dance. Also offered; middle-eastern drum, and Zumba Gold. Zills, sword, veil, and other prop classes are offered on a rotating schedule. We also bring “out of town” teachers for specialized workshops throughout the year.

Our student troupe; Lunatic Fringe; is open to any student who is dedicated, has learned the basics, can learn and perform choreographies, and is enrolled in Unlimited Classes. Regular attendance is a must for continued participation.

Middle-eastern hand drumming is the base to build on for understanding the classical music that inspired this dance form. From Arabic style to Turkish split finger; our teachers can inspire you to a life time of learning and fun. If you are a musician interested in learning classic folk tunes of Egypt, Turkey, the Balkans, and more; please contact us for more information.

Lumani Dance Theatre is the performance troupe of Nomadic Tapestry; Huntsville Alabama’s premiere belly dance studio with its’ primary focus on middle-eastern dance and the music that inspires it. The studio; Nomadic Tapestry Movement and Music will celebrate its’ 10th anniversary in June 2015. Lumani combines the basic essences of Belly Dance and Live Music; creating theatrical productions that educate and well as entertain. Dancing and performing to the live folkrock music of many different cultures, artists, and genres is at the heart of Lumani. Our musicians and dancers come from diverse backgrounds and training; giving our troupe it’s unique talents and flavor. Under the artistic direction of Lisa Wylie, its’ fun theatrical style is continually evolving.

Lumani and its’ members have participated in festivals across the Southeast. From local art festivals to belly dance conventions and workshops; Lumani has participated and performed at Atlanta’s TribalCon, Miami’s Spirit of the Tribes, Nashville’s Tribal Revival, Huntsville’s own Panoply, Burritt on the Mountain and yearly at the Alabama Renaissance Festival. Several times a year Lumani collaborates with other performers in the Southeast to create and perform live music and belly dance productions and dance parties in Huntsville, Alabama; as well as other cities and venues.