Dancing around Birmingham, Alabama
is located in central Alabama, about 2.75 hours west of Atlanta
and 2 hours south of Huntsville.
This page isn't really maintained anymore, so use the info
at your own risk. :-)
Country Dance Society
- For over 13 years, the this group of folks have been kicking
up their heels in Birmingham. One Saturday night of the month
will be the "main" dance, either at the YWCA,2300 3rd
Ave N, or at South Highland Presbyterian Church which is located
on the historic Southside of Birmingham, Alabama at the corner
of Highland Avenue and 21st Street South.. The Saturday night
dance often features out of town bands and callers, so the cost
is $5-$6. Every August, BCDS hosts a dance weekend in Mentone,
Alabama. The camp is small, and berths at this weekend are much
sought after in the region! For current info, look at the schedule for BCDS dances. BCDS puts
out a newsletter each month, featuring area information, and
the opportunity to "Ask Ms. Joyce" questions about
dancing, dance etiquette, dance problems, or other areas of dance
life that need elucidating. Ms. Joyce is even on line, and can
be reached at email@example.com.
She is a good source for information on BCDS in all its endeavors,
also. If e-mail won't do, you can call Jim or Joyce Cauthen at
(205)822-0505. BCDS is an official member of the Country Dance
and Song Society.
- Birmingham English Country Dancers
- This group dances each Monday evening at Vestavia West Elementary
School. For information, call Sara & Lowell Hamilton at (205)823-1192.
- Birmingham International Folk Dancers
- dance each Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Cobb Travel Building,
at the 900 Block of Old Montgomery Highway. Contact Pearl Hawkins
at (205)822-1554 or Cathy Caldwell at (205)592-7219 for information.
- Birmingham Scottish Country Dance Group
- Holds classes each Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 in Homewood
at the Homewood School of Ballet, 104 Broadway (Broadway &
Oxmoor Rd). For information, call Martha Wynne at (205)942-7241.
- Association of Cajun Music Enthusiasts
- has an excellent series of Cajun dances at the Wald Park
Community Lodge behind the Vestavia Civic Center about once a
month, usually on a week day. For details, contact David Doggett
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Bryan Walls, firstname.lastname@example.org,
4304 Holmes Ave. Huntsville, AL 35816