Discover the joy of dancing

Learn how to ballroom dance in a fun and relaxing environment. Destress your soul by feeding it with exercise and laughter, and meet other fun people just like you.

Dancing is easier than you think

You may be thinking,

“I have two left feet” or “I’m a klutz”

But we will show you

If you can walk, you can dance!

See how fun it is

Start Dancing

Take a class

Discover how easy it is to learn to dance with our introductory class that includes 2 Group Classes and 2 Private Lessons.

Set your schedule

Take as many or as few classes as you wish. Never pay for a class you can't attend.

Grow at your pace

When you are ready take your dancing to the next level, we can take you there. Whether it's weekend dancing or competitions, you can grow with us.

What Our students say

We discovered that laughter and sense of adventure we had when we were newlyweds. And we’ve always wanted to learn to ballroom dance. Lori and Madelyn made it easy and so much fun.

Steve and Liz Thompson

Jane Elmore

Serious one: Madelyn and Lori are excellent  teachers.  They find a way to explain steps that YOU will understand. They not only have a vast knowledge and background of ballroom and Latin, they, also, teach  from the heart.  Oh, and they are fun and silly, too!

Jane Elmore

We discovered that laughter and sense of adventure we had when we were newlyweds. And we’ve always wanted to learn to ballroom dance. Lori and Madelyn made it easy and so much fun.

Cary Benson

Student of the Month

Student of the month

Student of the Month Joyce McKay

Our student for the month of August is Joyce McKay! Thank you, Joyce for bringing a positive and fun attitude, along with that infectious laugh, with you to class! We are so happy that you are continuing your dance journey with us!

As a child , Joyce was enamored by the lovely dresses and the graceful way ladies on TV moved around the dance floor. She wanted to do that , but somehow was always prevented from taking lessons.

Fast forward 20 years or so, her husband agreed to go with her to UAB but those lessons didn’t last long.

But then , 10 years later and after a divorce, she learned about BBDA that met on Sunday’s and there she learned about different studios around Birmingham and that’s where she met Madelyn.

Joyce takes lessons from Dennis Woods who is an excellent instructor at AATD. According to Joyce, “ Dennis seems to have a passion and a gift for teaching. All About The Dance is a progressive, but personal, dance studio, full of energy and creative ideas. Madelyn and her staff seem to work tirelessly in an effort to develop a quality studio, but more than that , a cohesive community of dancers.”

Through the 26 years since her divorce Joyce has seen her life and well-being change in a positive manner through the activity of ballroom dancing. As she ages, she has found dancing to be essential for her physical wellbeing and freedom of movement. Beyond that, dancing has given her much needed social contacts that are critical to her emotional wellbeing since she lives alone. “There are some truly great people in the ballroom dance community,” according to Joyce, “and I am grateful to be dancing with them.”

Featured Classes

Group lessons

Get on the dance floor with other fun loving like-minded individuals. This non-threatening and motivational group style lesson will allow you to drop your guard and kick your heels up from the very first minute on the floor. Do you have a specific group of friends who would like their own group lesson? Check out our Grouples class below.

Private Lessons

Get the focus and attention to detail you desire with a private lesson with our expert instructor Madelyn Crosby. Her extensive dance experience will help you bring your level of dance to where you’ve always wanted it to be. Are you looking for a dance choreography for a special event? Check out our Wedding Package below.

Grouples (Private Group)

So, you have a fun group of friends or coworkers who want to learn to dance together. Our “Grouples” class gives you that perfect environment to enjoy your friendships in a fun and exciting environment. Whether it’s a wedding party, office group, or church group, you are sure to deepen those relationships in a whole new way.

Wedding Package

Includes 6 private lessons, but individual lessons can be added at a discounted price if needed. We cater to each couple’s individual needs, whether it be an extravagant and elegant choreography, or just something a little more than the sway step. 

Dances offered:

Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing,  West Coast Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Bachata and more…

Dance Class Schedule


(w/ Dennis)
7:15 – Advanced Tango
8:00 – Basics & Fundamentals in Smooth


(w/ Madelyn)
7:15 – Newcomers
8:00 – Beginner Waltz


7:15 – Stretch
8:00 – Basic Drills & Body Mechanics


7:15 – Intermediate East Coast Swing
8:00 – Advanced Salsa


7:15 – Newcomers
8:00 – 9:30 – Dance Party

Up Coming Events

January 16 – Girl’s Night Out at Cat – N – Bird Winery
January 25-27 – Southeastern Dancesport Championships (at Sheraton Birmingham)
January 28 – Andrea Zaramella (Coachings & evening Workshop)

Your Instructor

Madelyn Crosby

Madelyn Crosby

Madelyn will give you the confidence you need to express yourself on the dance floor. Her background in ballet and cheerleading gives her the ability teach with grace and encouragement. She will be your biggest fan. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and lived in Colombia, South America for a time where she fell in love with Latin dances. She was introduced to ballroom dancing in 2011 and quickly became a professional ballroom instructor having trained under professional coaches from around the world.

Dennis Woods Dance Instructor

Dennis Woods

Dennis will show you how transformative dance can be in your life. He first witnessed the transformative power of dance at the age of 19, after his parents were involved in a serious car accident. Doctors said it would be a lengthy and exhaustive rehabilitation, but ballroom dancing became one of the primary therapeutic tools that allowed them to make a full recovery. It was then that Dennis had to experience the ballroom for himself. As a 15-year veteran ballroom dance instructor, Dennis has built his reputation on providing the best ballroom dance coaching in Birmingham, Alabama and throughout the Southeast.

Classes & Pricing

Pick a program that best fits your goals and lifestyle.
We offer 10% discount for military, police officers and firefighters!



1 Newcomers Group Classes
& Practice Party

2 Private Classes



5 Discounted Private Lessons

1 Newcomers Group Classes & Practice Party


$20 per couple
$10 per individual
$80 minimum

1 Private Group Class

Your group only.

Private Lesson


1 Private Lesson

Group Class


1 Group Class

Unlimited Group Classes


Per month


ContAct for more info

Choreography for First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, & Wedding Party

Event Space for Rent

event rental space

We have space available for private parties and events. Please call (205) 960-6461 or email us HERE for more information.

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