Stevan and Deborah Grebel have been teaching dance in the Birmingham area consistently for 45 years. Visit The Grebel
Center For Dance in Pelham, conveniently located at Hwys. 31 & 119 behind the Purple Onion Restaurant, aka, Grebel Ballet,
where Stevan and Deborah Grebel offer pre-professional training, private coaching, and professional training for the intense
students who desire specific and personally integrated work.  Furthermore, children's pre-ballet classes are offered to ages
3-5, beginning/intermediate adult ballet classes, yoga, as well as technique training for athletes, dance and cheer teams,
majorettes, ice skaters, gymnasts, and recreational teen ballet.  Many aspiring Junior Miss and Miss Alabama hopefuls come
to Grebel for choreography and coaching.  It is
the Grebel's belief that one can fully "experience and enjoy the freedom of dance through pure technique."

*Ballet technique is the basis for all forms of dance, and the students who attend the academy are looking for a strong
foundation. Classes are small, as individual attention to each student is imperative to the growth and development of great
technique. Unlike
many "dancing schools,"  where there may be 20 or 30 students in a class, the Grebel's are able to mentor each student who
desires to study. Ballet and ballet-related classes are taught, also:  jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop, as well as master classes in
these areas.  

* Stevan Grebel was trained by the foremost teacher of classical ballet in the world, Alexander Pushkin, at the Kirov Ballet in
Russia, in the Vaganova method. No other syllabus develops the elegant long lines, high extensions, musicality, strength and
style that is so representative of Vaganova technique. Moreover, Grebel has worked with great teachers, dancers and
such as George Balanchine, Frederic Franklin, Leonide Massine, George Skibine, Edward Caton, Roland Petite, Rudolf
Nureyev, Eric Bruhn, Rosella Hightower, Ludmilla Tcherina, Sonia Arova, Ivan Nagy, Dmitri Parlic, John Taras, Maurice
Bejart,  to name a
few. The Grebels' extensive work in ballet makes them the leader in classical ballet  training in Alabama, as well as the world.
The studio has a family atmosphere where parents are encouraged to interact with the teachers and are allowed to observe
classes, often times on request. For
information about the programs, contact us at 205-987-7234 or email us at
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