Welcome to ABJ
We're so glad that you're here!
The Academy of Ballet & Jazz, located in Northport, has achieved recognition as the leading dance training facility in West Alabama since its founding in 1977 by Susu Hale Prout.
Through our progressive programs, professional faculty and spacious state-of-the-art facility, students of all ages have the opportunity to strengthen their bodies and minds as they grow to love the art of dance!
From creative movement to the most advanced classes, our students gain a solid understanding of proper technique and terminology while also developing self-discipline, physical fitness, poise and a greater appreciation of movement and music. We invite you to join us at ABJ to celebrate over 41 years of excellence in dance training.
Just a few reasons you should join us at ABJ:
- Celebrating 41 years of providing dancers of all ages with excellent dance training in a loving and positive environment
- Caring and qualified instructors certified by Dance Masters of America who regularly attend continuing education programs.
- Six amazing productions held at the historical Bama Theatre in May, which showcase the talented dancers at ABJ and inspire the surrounding Tuscaloosa community
- Over 60 classes offered in a wide range of styles to meet any dancer’s needs.
- Three spacious, state-of-the-art studios with professional dance surfaces that protect dancers’ joints, legs and feet from long-term injuries
- Convenient and safe location with drive-thru for easy drop-off and pick-up.
- ABJ Company offers an opportunity for dancers to compete regionally and nationally with an award-winning team and attend dance conventions taught by nationally renowned instructors.
- Susu’s Tutus, our on-site dancewear boutique, offers all the appropriate shoes, tights, apparel and accessories that your dancer will need.