Sheffield School of the Dance is located in Mobile, Alabama and is celebrating over 75 Years of Excellence! We are the 2016 & 2017 Nappie Award winner for "Best Dance Studio" in Mobile & Baldwin County. Founded in 1943 by Mary Lou Sheffield-Noletto, the studio has grown from a small one room facility to a state of the art studio with Three Locations through the Mobile/Baldwin Metro Area serving nearly 500 students. We are thrilled to offer classes in West Mobile, Dauphin/Rickarby (Midtown) and on the Eastern Shore. Today, the studio offers over 75 classes a week, and is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in technique, choreography and explosive performances.

The studio’s faculty is comprised of 9 teachers, all of whom have trained extensively and present their material in the most positive and professional manner possible. Our family business is in its third generation, carrying on Ms. Mary Lou’s founding principles to dancers today!


Our faculty’s credits and honors include: 

  • Mary Lou Sheffield-Noletto Day in the City of Mobile,

  • Professional Ballet & Jazz Companies

  • Television, Film, and National Tours 

  • Jazz Dance World Congress

  • Walt Disney Entertainment

  • JUMP Dance Convention Faculty

  • Tremaine National Dance Teacher of the Year

  • National & International Choreography Awards

  • Masters of Fine Arts Degrees

  • Choreography featured on Britney Spears’ official website

  • Television performances with Paula Abdul

  • Live Award Shows with Mary Tyler Moore, Chita Rivera, Mitzi Gaynor, Ann Margret

  • International Master Teaching across the United States, Canada, Central America & Europe


All ages and levels are taught from Age 3 to adults, and beginner to Advanced/Professional Level Classes. The very best in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Stretch & Strength is offered!

It has been said that “Dance Training is Life Training”, and we are very proud of the Sheffield Legacy that carries through our alumni. Our students have gone on to major dance careers on:

  • Broadway

  • Television

  • Movies

  • The Radio City Rockettes

  • American Ballet Theatre

  • New York City Ballet

  • Cirque du Soleil

  • Tokyo Disney

  • Holland America Cruise Lines

  • MTV Video Music Awards

  • America’s Got Talent

  • Miss America Finalists

  • Performances with major recording artists including the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, LeAnn Rimes and more!

Our faculty promises to instill a passion and love for the beautiful art of dance with all. Let Sheffield School of the Dance be the place where your child’s dreams can come true!

1901 Dauphin Street • Mobile, Alabama 36606

info@sheffielddance.net | Tel 251.479.3926

© 2020 by Sheffield School of the Dance

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