Alabama Youth Ballet, conveniently located in South East Huntsville, is home to the Alabama Youth Ballet School and the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre.

Alabama Youth Ballet School

Alabama Youth Ballet School provides professional instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. We specialize in teaching dance in a manner that builds self-esteem, so that everyone from the beginner to the pre-professional dancer can excel at each level. A broad array of classes are offered on a weekly basis including Ballet, Modern, Liturgical & Tap. Our instructors share a common technical background and educational philosophy that gives each student a full, exciting dance education in a creative environment. The leadership of AYB cares about the development of healthy, well-rounded young people and believes in encouraging their dancers to be involved in community outreach.

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is the non-profit performing company of Alabama Youth Ballet. Under the artistic direction of Keren Gibb Hilliard & David Herriott, AYBT produces two major performances each year, including The Nutcracker (including much of the original choreography that has made this a Huntsville favorite) in December and their much loved Fairy Tale Ballet series in the spring, featuring timeless classics like Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. In addition to these productions, members use dance to bring smiles to many faces with visits to retirement homes & hospitals, elementary school performances & participation in community arts events such as the Panoply Arts Festival.


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Summer Classes

Registration for summer classes is now open.  
Summer Term: June 2 - July 24.  
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2014-15 Class Schedule

Company Auditions

May 10th
10:00-11:00 Junior Co.
11:00-11:30 Mandatory meeting for dancers and parents
11:30-1:00 Senior Co.
May 17th
10:00-11:30 Class & make-up auditions for Senior & Junior Co. New dancers welcome!
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TuTus & Tiaras

July 7 – 10 or July 14 - 17, 2014
The perfect introduction to dance for children ages 3–6.
Your child will take age appropriate ballet and creative movement classes, make ballet oriented crafts, learn how dancers tell a story through movement, and gain an overview of several classical ballet pieces such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.
To register, download the registration form. Return the completed form along with your payment to the AYBT office. Registrations will be taken until the first day of class as space permits.

Summer Intensive with Luba Gulyaeva

June 16-28, 2014
This workshop is open to dancers age 10 and up who have three to four years of ballet training and are either on pointe or are ready for pointe work. Dancers will show their work in a short performance on Friday, June 27th.  More information and registration form here.

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