Dale Serrano Dance Studios

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The Dale Serrano Dance Studios is a chain of dance studios with 15 locations in the Birmingham area. Its home office is at 774 Shades Mountain Plaza in Bluff Park.

The school was founded in 1954 by Huel and Vera Murphy as the Studio of Professional Arts, operating from space at 209½ 22nd Street North, soon moving to 28 20th Street South.

Mrs Murphy's sons Ralph and Dale Serrano Sr served as instructors from the time they were barely teenagers. After the Murphys left, Dale's wife Becky took over administration of the school, which at one time boasted 27 locations. Dale Serrano, Jr took over the business and re-named it Dale Serrano Dance Studios.

Through its history, the studio has offered lessons in tap, ballet, baton-twirling, modern dance, acrobatic, personality singing, ballroom dance and jazz dance.


former locations


  • Keresztessy, Jim (March 2014) "Dale Serrano". Birmingham Rewound - accessed February 21, 2014

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