The DJD Theater will continue asking all patrons to wear masks at all times. All DJD staff will be masked. However, performers may not be masked (as determined by the show’s producer). Seats will be sold with social distancing in mind. These Covid guidelines are for the protection of all our patrons and we appreciate your cooperation. In spite of these precautions, attending a crowded performance may increase a person’s risk of developing Covid-19. Feel free to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns, and to book the DJD Theater for your upcoming events.

“The Best of Backstage”- Celebrating 20 Years!


Backstage Dance Centre is completing their 20th season with a grand performance on Monday evening, May 10th, at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. The dancer’s dedication and talent will exude from the stage as they showcase their hard work. Backstage Dance Centre is owned and directed by Kelly Mann Holt who has been training dancers and singers in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre in the Birmingham area for 20 years. Backstage Dance Center serves to foster an environment in the community where toddlers, teenagers, and adults can participate in superior dance classes of all styles and levels from pre-school to professional. Many of Kelly’s students go on to have successful careers on Broadway and with professional dance companies.

Ticket Prices
Adult – $20.00
Child 2 and up – $20.00
Ticketing Fee: $3.00 per ticket

Lobby doors open at 5:30pm
Performance begins at 6:30pm

Alabama Ballet Presents Ovation

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 - SUNDAY, JUNE 6 (6/4/21 - 6/6/21)

Ovation is a mixed repertory performance that highlights the Alabama Ballet dancer’s versatility, strength, and artistry. Alabama Ballet will present two pieces, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo.

George Balanchine’s Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America. The ballet is performed by 28 dancers in blue costumes in front of a blue background. Originating it as a lesson in stage technique, Balanchine worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. When one student fell, he incorporated it. Another day, a student arrived late, and this too became part of the ballet.

Rodeo, a love story set on a ranch in the American Southwest, is a ballet composed by Aaron Copland and choreographed by Agnes de Mille, which premiered in 1942. Subtitled “The Courting at Burnt Ranch”, the ballet consists of five sections: “Buckaroo Holiday”, “Corral Nocturne”, “Ranch House Party,” “Saturday Night Waltz”, and “Hoe-Down”.

Ticket Prices
Center Sections – $55.00
Side Sections – $45.00
Ticketing Fee: $3.00 per ticket

Friday – 7:30 PM (Lobby doors open at 6:30 PM)
Saturday – 2:30 PM (Lobby doors open at 1:30 PM) and 7:30 PM (Lobby doors open at 6:30 PM)
Sunday – 2:30 PM (Lobby doors open at 1:30 PM)

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