Lift Every Voice: register today for top-notch virtual poetry + dance Sept. 23, 6PM via O’Neal Library

Ashley M. Jones is the curator of "Life Every Voice"
Poet Ashley M. Jones. Photo via O’Neal Library

Whether you love poetry, dance or people the most, you don’t want to miss “Lift Every Voice: Poetry and Movement for this Moment.” This live virtual performance, brought to you by the O’Neal Library, takes place Wednesday, September 23 at 6PM. Register now to save your spot and keep reading to find out which poets and dancers are on the can’t-miss lineup.

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SOL Dance Experience

“Join In” for a fun dance experience like no other! SOL Dance Experience is an hour-long, LIGHTS OUT, free-form dance session for women of all fitness levels. This is a women’s only class. It’s about FREEDOM: Because when no one – not even you – can see you, your inhibitions fade away. When was the last time you danced like no one was watching? No more self-consciousness, judgments or social worries. In the dark, you’re free to move your body however you want or need to. In a room full of women, you’re free to dance your dance with total abandon. It’s about RELEASE: Just an hour of SOL reduces stress, clears mental blocks, energizes your physical body, and lifts your spirits. It’s about FUN: Bored with your cardio routine? Part dance party, part workout – we play a mix of eclectic dance tunes (changes weekly) designed to get you moving in different ways to different beats. It’s not your typical “workout”. It’s about EXPRESSION: We provide you a safe place to express yourself at your own pace, your own way: dance, sing, laugh, shout, cry, punch, kick, stretch, it’s your hour to be in your moment, in your power. You’ll leave feeling strong and exhilarated. Cost: $10 Non-Members/$5 LJCC Members

3 incredible male dancers you need to know in Birmingham (VIDEO)

Jack Miller is one of three male dancers in Birmingham that we're featuring.
Jack Miller doing full splits in the air. By Shawn Hubbard in a photo shoot for Brick Bodies Fitness in Baltimore MD

I’m a lifelong fan of dance, and am privileged to know some incredible male dancers. So when there was a recent brouhaha over Good Morning America host Lara Spencer giggling at the idea of Britain’s Prince George lacing up his ballet slippers, it seemed like the perfect time to introduce y’all to three amazing male dancers right here in Birmingham.

They’ve got a message for all the young guys out there, too (and the rest of us). So, if you love dance too, read on.

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Highland Honky Tonk: A community music and dance night!

Please join us for an evening of live music and dance at the beautiful Clubhouse on Highland! We’re thrilled to have Dan Sartain‘s all-star country band and Henry Dunkle here to get us movin’ and groovin’ on the best dance floors in town!

Pay what you can to support these fine artists (suggested sliding scale donation of $10-20). All are welcomed to join us regardless of monetary contribution. Cash bar by donation.

Danielle Elizabeth and Ben Jammin’ Dill will also teach a FREE partner dancing lesson to get you moving with grace on the dance floor! We’ll go over the fundamentals of frame and connection, and teach ya some footwork basics like the two-step! No partner needed to join in.

So shine up those dance shoes folks, and get out and support some live, local music at this fun community event! And bring your mamas and your babies too cause you know they love to bust a move!

Clubhouse on Highland is a safe and affirming space where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual identities, and belief systems are welcomed.

Rojo Presents Babes Who Wine & Dine

Calling the grown and sexy! Join us for BABES WHO WINE & DINE. It’s the hottest drag dinner experience in town featuring ahh-mazing performances from Cierra Symone Campbell, Victoria Taylor, Safaree Campbell Starr and Lotus DiArmani, plus our VERY special 🎂 b-day 🎈 gal Audrina Taylor!

Seating starts at 7 PM. Showtime 8 PM.
Meet + greet with the BABES w/ BABELICIOUS DANCE PARTY afterwards.

This event is expected to fill up VERY quickly with reservations, so placing your RSVP in advance is highly recommended. #RSVP us by email at

Bham Dance Walk – Railroad Park

We’re back! Our first dance walk of 2019 will be 2pm on Sunday, March 24th at Railroad Park. We’ll meet on the grass across from the Boxcar Cafe (which is located under the 17th Street Plaza covered area). Just look for the balloons!

What is Dance Walking? It’s a fun fitness craze sweeping the globe. We are dancing and walking our way through Birmingham on a quest for fun, people, music, and FITNESS! Everyone is welcome and all ages are encouraged to join!*

We’ll provide music via megaphones throughout the dance walk, but feel free to bring your own or listen with some ear buds. Who cares as long as you’re moving! We’ll dance walk around the park until we’ve had our fill. Maybe it will end in a dance party in one of the rainbow tunnels!

Want to see how it got started? Here you go!