Named “Best Dance Trainer” by Birmingham Magazine and United States Nationally Ranked Dance Program by the Federation of Dance.
Linda Dobbins Dance was established in 1994 and has garnered an excellent international reputation for training beginner thru pre-professional/professional dancers. Our mission is to help each student achieve their personal goals and to instill in our dancers with life skills to carry them throughout their careers.
Linda Dobbins Dance is proud of its heritage as a strong competitive dance and theatrical training studio. We offer intense training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, tap and acting. We aspire to instill confidence in our students as well as teach values such as responsibility, discipline, pride, perfection and the coping skills needed to work in a competitive environment. All of this is accomplished in a fun and lively atmosphere!
We are proud of the accomplishments of our dance program graduates. Some of their professional and collegiate credits include:
-College Dance Teams
-College Dance Coaches
-Acceptance into college dance major programs
-Acceptance into Alabama School of Fine Arts
-College and Performing Arts Scholarships
-Professional careers in Los Angeles and New York City
-Cirque De Soleil
-Radio City Rockette Intensives
-Kinky Boots National Tour
-Modeling and Talent Agency contracts in Los Angeles, New York and Birmingham
-Films and Television Appearances
-Over $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded to our dancers
Where it all starts!
Our recreational program offers training for beginner thru advanced dancers in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Class levels are modeled after dance classes in New York and Los Angeles and are more challenging than classes in most dance studios in the south. The recreational program is often a good placement for dancers that are not currently interested in competitive dance nor school dance teams.
Our dance year begins in August and continues through May. Summer classes are also available. Your child will study with our award winning staff and have the opportunity to attend master classes with top choreographers and professional dancers throughout the year.
We offer a wide variety of classes including ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, jazz, hip hop, turns and leaps, broadway jazz, tap and acting. In addition, we offer classes to prepare your child for school dance team tryouts. Our placement record on school dance teams is outstanding!
A Real Success
Our competitive program offers training for beginner thru professional level dancers. Classes are very fast paced, energetic and challenging. We encourage our dancers to be fluent in all styles of dance in an effort to produce well-rounded dancers.
Our teams have won many national awards and have received international recognition. Our competitive dancers have the opportunity to work with well known choreographers in the industry from shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, MTV Dance Crews, and films such as Footloose, Step Up and Stomp the Yard.
Dedication is a hallmark of competitive dancing. Our competitive program is year-long. Our program focuses strongly on values such as discipline, time management and sportsmanship. In addition, our dancers learn many dance genres, choreography, proper dance technique, staging and performance skills. Competitive dancers have mandatory classes from June thru May. Our company travels to New York, Los Angeles, and Internationally training with elite teachers.
By private audition and interview process only. Email us for an interview!
Application process begin in January-March 30th.
The Academy at Linda Dobbins Dance is a private, comprehensive performing arts school that combines an individualized education to meet the needs of your child along with dance, theatre and vocal training. The academic curriculum is offered in a nurturing, value-centered environment where each instructor has a high level of education in their field of expertise as well as a partnership with Laurel Springs utilizing their online program. The Academy is designed for students who are currently working, or desire to work, at a professional level in the entertainment business in acting, dancing or vocal performance.
Our students attend The Academy daily and are tutored by a certified teacher in a structured environment. Our academic director will collate grades, keep attendance records, immunization forms and handle all communications with the state board of education.
The curriculum is one of the aspects we find most appealing for our students because of its flexibility. Curriculum is chosen by our staff so that it is best suited for your child and they will receive individual instruction each day.
Students will complete their academic studies in the mornings and in the afternoon; students will receive their dance, acting and vocal training. Our fine arts goal is to train dancers to be fluent in all genres of dance so that they will be prepared for acceptance into dance major programs at the college of their choice. Our academic goal for each student is to provide a high level of education in order to prepare them for success in college. We encourage our students to obtain dual degrees in performing arts and other related fields such as physical therapy, business, mass-communications, etc.
There are two disciplines of study at The Academy: dance and musical theatre. Both disciplines involve a high level of dance education and training. We train our students with an emphasis on college auditions, scholarships and professional careers. Our students begin actively networking with casting directors, master teachers and educators as well as agents and managers. We carry our students to Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Atlanta for additional training and networking. We have a wonderful success rate with many of our students who can be seen in feature films commercials and television as well as signed with major agents in NY and LA.
To be considered for The Academy you must meet the following criteria
*”A-B” level student in public or private schools
*intermediate-professional level dancer
*Multiple interviews with The Academy staff
Due to the rigorous training in academics as well as dance, there are limited spaces open in The Academy. It is a very structured and challenging atmosphere in which we produce highly successful academic students as well as dancers who are able to work as a professional dancer through out their elementary – high school years.