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The Alabama Youth Ballet Company is a non-profit 501(C)3 arts corporation and is presently the  
performing wing of The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance.  It offers pre-professional dancers the
opportunity to train and perform with Directors Stevan and Deborah Grebel through high-quality classes
and featuring classical and contemporary ballet performances.

It has grown out of a desire and a vision to contribute and promote dance education through performances
and community outreach in the Jefferson/Shelby County area as well as throughout the state of Alabama.  

Official company auditions are held twice a year, in May and July, as well as on a continuous basis by
invitation and class evaluation.  Placement auditions are for dancers ages 8  and up for the junior and
senior level companies.

At times, professional guest artists will be invited for master classes and to perform with the company.
All dancers perform in a pre-professional company which adheres to the finest standards. The dancers
learn to work as a part of one body, as well as discovering their utmost potential as individuals.   They  
learn and prepare for all aspects of dance company involvement, including:  how to audition, professional
attitude and etiquette, how to dress, apply  make-up, as well as stage craft and stage management.  

Youth Ballet involvement requires a high degree of commitment and time spent in classes, rehearsals,
stage preparation; as well as the ability to follow directions, along with self-discipline. The Alabama
Youth Ballet is non-discriminating and offers young dance students the ability to grow and learn in a
positive, self-fulfilling, and disciplined atmosphere that will enhance their self-esteem and build their
knowledge of the world of professional dance - in the classroom and on the stage.  Students will also
study with guest teachers and perform with quest artists and choreographers.

You do not have to be a student at Grebel Center for Dance to become a member of the Alabama Youth
Ballet Company
.
*Perform the classics as well
as new modern works.  Work
with great coaches who love
working with young people.
*Community performances,
touring opportunities, school
performances.

Contact The Stevan Grebel
Center for Dance at
205-987-7234 to schedule an
appointment to audition, or to
schedule a performance.
**Alabama Youth Ballet returning and new member auditions
Senior  & Junior Company:
**by appointment - call 205-987-7234

Audition fee:  $20,  please supply picture in 1st arabesque

*Videos accepted  

  • Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
  • Male dancers may wear tights, a close fitting white t-shirt and ballet shoes.
  • Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.

August 3, 2014  Grebel Dance studios 11am - 12:30PM.  Call 205-987-7234 or email
for more information:
info@alabamayouthballet.info
Audition fee is $10.

Nutcracker 2014 Auditions
Thursday, September 4, 2014. 4:00-8:00pm

Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
Male dancers may wear tights or shorts, a close fitting white t-shirt, ballet shoes and
white socks.
Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.
Attending the Nutcracker Workshop does not guarantee a part in The Nutcracker.
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SUPPORTERS:
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Frequently Asked Questions
2013-14 AYBC Members
Meet the AYBC members
Alabama Youth Ballet Company in
"Paquita"
2nd International Grebel Dance
Workshop Part II
"Fairy Doll"
Workshop Part I
Click to view performance videos:
The Alabama Youth Ballet
Guild Members 2013-2014

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gilbert
Mr. & Mrs. John Johnsey
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Murray
Hamilton & Associates, LLP
Junior Davis & Associates
Crystal Wilkerson Photography
Mr. & Mrs. John Johnsey
Maurice Mercer
Karyl Rice
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Scott
Mary Vogen-Riffle
Lizzie Hudson
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Roy
Pelham Fire Department

Election of  New Officers
September, 2014
Alabamayouthballet web site
Stevan and Deborah Grebel, Directors
Shelby County's only pre-professional dance program.
Teaching Dance in the Birmingham area for 43 years!

205.987.7234  email: info@grebeldance.com