2023 Spring Performances

We are delighted to have your child dancing with us at The Dance Foundation for our 2022-2023 season!  Below are dates and detailed letters (with performance fees) for each age group for the 2023 spring performance.

If you have questions about recital or fees, please contact…
Blakely Cottle – age 2 through 2nd grade classes
Shellie Chambers – 3rd-12th grade classes
Stephanie Murphy – fees, billing

The performance fee covers costumes (kept by the dancer), production costs and a digital video download of your performance produced by Music Techniques. Half of your total recital fee will be billed October 15th and will be AUTO-DRAFTED from your card on file on November 15th. If you would like to pay the total recital fee at this time, please contact us for assistance.

If your child will not participate in the recital, please notify our office by Nov. 1stOtherwise, you will be obligated for half of the performance fee, as stated in our policies.  We recommend that if you are unsure about your participation in recital that you opt in now to participate so that a costume is guaranteed, and then make a final decision in January.

Performances are free to attend; no tickets are required.


2 year old and 2 and a half year old classes 

2 and 2 and a half year old classes letter

To help celebrate, we invite your family to come during our regular class time that week and watch some of what your dancer has been learning all year.

The mini-showcase dates – during your child’s regular class time:

May 9, 2023                        Tuesday 9:15am or 10:10am

May 10, 2023                      Wednesday 9:15am

May 12, 2023                      Friday 9:15am

May 13, 2023                      Saturday 9:15am or 10:10am

at The Dance Foundation Studio Theatre.


3 year old through 2nd grade classes

3 and 4 year old classes letter

K and 1st classes letter

2nd grade classes letter


CAST A: Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 1:00 PM
CAST B: Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 3:00 PM
CAST C: Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 1:00 PM
CAST D: Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 3:00 PM
CAST E: Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 5:00 PM

at the Alabama Theatre – 1817 3rd Ave North, Downtown Birmingham.


3rd through 12th graders (Dance Artist Program)

3rd-12th grade classes letter

Please mark your calendars now with these dates for the spring performance Around the Neighborhood

Thursday, May 4, 2023 – Dress Rehearsal:  4:00-9:00 PM / Alabama Theatre

This rehearsal is required for all performing dancers. Please protect the date on your calendar, and notify Shellie Chambers as soon as possible if your dancer has a conflict.

Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Performance:  7:00 PM (student call time: 5:30) / Alabama Theatre

The Performance fee:

Each student pays a performance fee of $185 plus half ($92.50) per each additional recital costume the student has beyond the first costume. There will be a unique costume for each Ballet class level (excluding Pointe/Prep classes), each Modern class level, and one costume per each of the following groups:

        A (Musical Theatre, Tap I, Hip Hop I),

        B (Jazz IIB, Tap II, Hip Hop II) and

        C (Jazz III/IV, Tap III/IV, Hip Hop Teens).