Six reasons which make us the best
choice for you!
1. Grebel Dance class sizes are limited to 10 students per class (and only 8 students per class in our
Professional Training Division) for a safe and appropriate learning environment and to ensure that
each of our students achieves their highest athletic and artistic potential. Dancing at Grebel Dance
gives you the benefits of a large school's high-caliber training with the semi-private atmosphere of a
personal coach—all at a fabulous value. You'll not find this kind of combination anywhere else in the
2. Each Grebel Ballet dancer (including our youngest students!) is given diverse and extensive
performing experiences often unavailable at other dance schools. These productions equip our
students for careers in an increasingly competitive dance world, build poise and artistic skills—and
are lots of fun! Dancers in the Professional Training Division are invited to expand their professional
performance résumé further by auditioning for Apprenticeships in our Alabama Youth Ballet Company.
3. Awaken the star in your child! Under the careful watch of qualified teachers, each of Grebel
Dance's young students develops rhythm, social and performance skills, and self-expression while
exploring the joys of dance. Our age-appropriate dance syllabus for children uses concepts to which
kids can relate to introduce movements progressively and in a way that makes sense to them.
Engaging music from Disney to Chopin, creative projects, and our one-of-a-kind Princesses &
Princes Dance Camps make for a warm, inspiring environment.
4. Grebel Dance's Professional Division follows the eight levels of the internationally renowned
Vaganova Training Syllabus , a notated and progressive program that has produced dancers in
almost every professional company in the world. Its codified technical approach makes for INJURY-
FREE training that is a rarity at schools without a specific training method. Each year, students are
invited to demonstrate their accomplishments in an evaluation examination in which they receive
personal feedback about their strengths, suggestions for their training, and a level graduation medal.
5. Our bright, airy Academy is the choice rehearsal space for several professional dance companies
for good reason! Grebel Dance is fully equipped with barres, mirrors, professional “sprung” dance
floors, two walls of fourteen-foot windows, and a parent observation area with double French doors
opening into the studio. It also transforms into an intimate performance space for our Preview
6. Last but not least, we make getting your child to class easy for your family. We're located in the
heart of Pelham in the ever-beautifully changing art and theater district, with parking located
conveniently right outside the studio doors.
|Stevan Grebel Center for Dance
Stevan and Deborah Grebel, Directors
2639 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama, 35124
Shelby County's only pre-professional dance program.
Teaching Dance in the Birmingham area for 44 years!
205.620.0800 or 205.602.5639