DX Class Survey

What do you think about our classes? We’d love to hear your comments, feedback & suggestions (+ a chance to WIN free class vouchers too!) We love hearing from our customers and would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete a short survey focusing on our current dance classes. You will also have the […]

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DX Class News / Dec 16

DanceXchange would like to wish all of our class participants a very Happy Christmas and New Year ahead and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017 for a new term of exciting dance classes. Treat your loved ones… For the new year we are running ‘Bring a friend for FREE’. Throughout January you and […]

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OPEN REHEARSAL TOMORROW

Are you looking for chances to perform?  Do you want to be part of a high quality dance group who perform at exciting events? Join us on Thursday in the DX studios to learn a fun dance routine which you will then perform at an Fashion Show Extravaganza! The dx performance group will open the […]

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DX CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD

We are extremely pleased to announce the inaugural dx Choreography Award to support artists at an early stage of their choreographic career. As part of DanceXchange’s new Artist Development programme which will be launched in Spring 2017, the dx Choreography Award will support the practice of up to eight early-career artists each year who are […]

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DX at Digbeth Mela 12/11

We are extremely excited to be teaming up with Digbeth Mela in partnership with Bollywood Dreams Dance this weekend. We will be hosting an energetic Bollywood dance class for all ages in  place of our regular Bollywood classes (First Steps & Kids) this Saturday at 3pm. Learn an energising Bollywood routine with our DX tutor Charlotte H at the […]

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See IDFB 2016 showreel

  At a special event at on 3rd November 2016, DanceXchange unveiled the showreel film for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016, sharing some of the excitement and vibrancy of the festival which took place over three weeks in May.     DanceXchange, is now developing the next festival which will run from 1-24 June 2018, […]

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David says goodbye to DX

David Massingham says goodbye to DanceXchange after 17 years After 17 years as Artistic Director and CEO of DanceXchange, David Massingham has decided it is now time to move on. He will be leaving next year. David has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of dance in the West Midlands, connecting people […]

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Steve Denyer meets dance

Heart Drivetime presenter Steve Denyer, reflects on his first experiences with dance at the mid-season point of DanceXchange’s current programme. Earlier this year I discovered dance. Don’t worry, you won’t see me busting any moves, what I mean is that through wonderful performances I saw as part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) 2016 […]

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U Dance WM – Apply Now!

We are excited to announce that for the first time the West Midlands will have its own regional platform to showcase the diversity and talent of young dancers. U Dance West Midlands will feature outstanding performances by talented young dancers from across the West Midlands, as well as having a chance to perform groups will […]

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Avant Garde Pro Class

Join Avant Garde Dance Company for professional class this Thursday 20 Oct, 10 – 11.30am where you will be exploring the dynamic and intricate repertoire from the critically acclaimed production Fagin’s Twist (performances at the Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome on Thurs 20 and Fri 21 Oct). Combining hip hop and contemporary dance vocabulary you will learn character based […]

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CADT Open Day / 6 Nov

Join us for the Centre for Advanced Dance Training – Dance Generation (Contemporary Strand) Open Day. This is an opportunity for you to learn and experience the CADT programme with a taster of the training our CADT students receive. This is not an audition but a chance to come along and explore our exciting CADT […]

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DX Supports Step Change

STOP PRESS:  New drop-in session for the Step Change programme will take place at DanceXchange’s studios, Level 5, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB on Tuesday 18 October 11am-12.30pm.  For more info visit here . DX is proud to support the Step Change programme run by the National Theatre in partnership with Bristol Old Vic, Live Theatre and […]

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DX is Fit to Dance!

DanceXchange is pleased to announce that it has become a registered venue complying with the new Fit To Dance Space Charter Launched in a joint initiative by Equity and One Dance UK, the Charter is a new minimum standard for dance audition and rehearsal spaces across the UK. Audition and rehearsal spaces that have achieved […]

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ANECKXANDER’s success

DanceXchange is particularly pleased to be presenting this week’s performance of ANECKXANDER at The Patrick Centre.  The quirky and unusual show was selected as one of the best performances by the Jury of the prestigious ’16 by Het Theaterfestival. The Jury’s Report makes the case for this superb show. Circus – what’s in a name? […]

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Production Lab Opens

DanceXchange is pleased to announce applications for Production Lab 2016 are now open.  This is an exciting new opportunity for choreographers, dance artists and producers to develop their production skills.  Taking place at DanceXchange’s city centre studios over three days, 26 and 27 October and 2nd November, industry experts will deliver a series of workshops […]

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New Professional Classes

Thursday 8 September, 10-11.30am  class will be delivered by Rudi Cole Thursday 15 September, 10-11.30am class will be delivered by Julia Robert HumanHood will be delivering the upcoming Thursday professional dance classes at DanceXchange studios The workshops will flow from an internal implosion that will lead to a physical explosion. Using breath, imagination and intention, participants […]

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FREE Taster Classes

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 September Our new autumn programme of dance classes at DanceXchange begin on 19 September and run until 10 December.  There are 36 classes with 14 different dance styles including favourites such as street dance, ballet and swing as well as new classes including Bollywood, Flamenco and Solo Jazz. Classes are designed […]

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Slogan Competition

Love our Classes? Describe them in 3 words and be part of our success. The winning slogan will be used in our future promotions plus win a DX T-shirt! Comment via instagram or use #dxclass on Twitter. 48 HOURS ONLY.  Competition closes on Friday 26 August at 3pm   Terms & Conditions The winner will […]

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CBD Executive Producer

Corey Baker Dance (CBD) is seeking an Executive Producer to take a leading role within the company, working directly alongside Artistic Director Corey Baker to develop, produce and manage the company through a period of development. There will be a particular focus on fundraising and generating income. CBD, a small but extremely proactive company, is going […]

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New Season Announced!

We are very pleased to announce our new Autumn performance and class programme! Check out the exciting performances which include a charming family friendly Christmas show and a visually mesmerising production at the cutting edge of dance and digital technology.  Plus for those who want to get dancing, there is something for every age and […]

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AUGUST: Ballet Xtra

Ballet Xtra Summer Classes 2016 DanceXchange Studios Are you looking for ballet classes over the long summer holiday? Former Birmingham Royal ballet dancers will be delivering classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the DanceXchange Summer break. We have started a new children class age 11-15 year approximately Grade 5/ Inter foundation and above on […]

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FREE Dance Gender Wkshop

Monday 8 August / 6-7pm / DanceXchange Studios / FREE  Challenge the norm with a gender neutral workshop with dance artist Yukiko Masui. The brand new project It Takes Two Too has successfully received funding to develop a dance performance which incorporates both Latin and Contemporary Dance to explore and challenge traditional gender roles. As […]

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Summer Prof Class

As part of DanceXchange and BDN’s on-going commitment to support the development of professional dancers, we are excited to announce we will be running two classes per week during August This offers artists the perfect opportunity to maintain and improve technique whilst networking and building relationships with other local professionals. Don’t miss out on these […]

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AUGUST: Urban Fusion

Urban Fusion will run over the holidays in August on the following dates:   Wednesday 10 August- 6.30pm – 7.45pm Wednesday 17 August- 6.30pm – 7.45pm Wednesday 24 August – 6.30pm – 7.45pm Wednesday 31 August – 6.30pm – 7.45pm   Learn fast and funky routines to the latest broken beats in this energetic class combining street dance, martial […]

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JCRP Launched

DanceXchange, one of the UK’s leading dance houses, today announced that the second Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (JCRP II) opened today for applications. JCRP is an innovative investment model designed to kick-start ideas and research into challenging and exciting choreographic concepts and to stimulate new thinking in choreography by enabling artists and creatives to think, dream […]

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Progressing Ballet Tech

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years. […]

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Re:generation Conference

Submissions of academic presentations are wanted for UK’s ONLY international platform dedicated to showcasing African influenced dance styles; such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro Caribbean, traditional and contemporary African and Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and African American Dance. Re:generations is a biennial academic and artistic conference which aims to share current practice and research in the field of […]

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Tango cancelled: 29 June

Argentine Tango is cancelled for Wednesday 15 June, and Wednesday 29 June. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.  

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Rural Touring Workshop

Are you a choreographer or emerging artist/company, looking to tour your work? Then this could be the opportunity for you! Rural Touring Dance Initiative provides aspiring practitioners and professional artists with the possibility for their work to be programmed in non-theatre spaces ie; village halls and rural areas. All you have to do is to […]

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IDFB 2016 is a success

Audiences of over 52,000 enjoyed an impressive range of world-class dance performances and events at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016, up by over 50% in comparison to the previous festival in 2014. One of Europe’s biggest and most diverse dance festivals, the fifth edition from 1-22 May, produced by DanceXchange in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, […]

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Cancelled: Tap Advanced

For this week only Tuesday 24 May, Tap Advanced class is cancelled. We will resume as normal Tuesday 31 May. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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dx Performance Group

The DX Performance Group is now closed, the first class to join is on Thursday 12 May when the group re-opens. In addition we will be offering interested participants the opportunity to watch the dx performance group on Thursday 5 May to give participants an idea of the content and general standard of the class. […]

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Summer Term begins 11Apr

11 April – 2 July (half term for children’s classes – Sat 28 May) The Class Term Programme for Summer is now announced and is present on all of our individual class listings. For any further enquiries, please contact danceadmin@dancexchange.org.uk, or view our class listings: http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/event-type/classes/  

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Progressing Ballet Tech

*‘Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years.’ […]

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Ballet Xtra Classes

Ballet Xtra Easter Classes 2016 Are you looking for Intermediate/ advanced ballet classes over the Easter holiday? Former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers will be delivering classes during the DanceXchange Easter break. Wednesday 30 March, 6:45PM – 8:15PM – Jenny Murphy Thursday 31 March, 6:45PM – 8:15PM – Juliana Moraes Monday 4 April, 6:30 PM to […]

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Cancelled: Musical Dance

To all participants and public, Musical Dance will not be running for the rest of the Spring Term, and will not run for the Summer Term. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. Why not try Jazz Dance Beginners that is on at 6pm every Thursday? Please refer to our class schedule for more […]

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Update for COAL

We are all excited for Gary Clarke Company’s COAL world premiering at DanceXchange 11 – 13 February! This is an update to say that there will now be no interval and the running time will be 80 mins. This was a decision made by Gary Clarke himself to ensure the delivery of the play is executed […]

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Gary Clarke: about COAL

Gary Clarke talks about his production of, ‘COAL’ showing at DanceXchange, 11 – 13 February  Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/5 British miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes an nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal […]

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Spring Class Timetable

4 January – 24 March The Class Term Programme for Spring is now announced and is present on all of our individual class listings. For any further enquiries, please contact danceadmin@dancexchange.org.uk        

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Michael Clark Workshop

Saturday 16 January 2016  Reserve your place now for this exciting intensive workshop. Ideal for dance artists and 2nd/3rd year vocational degree students. Time: 10.30am – 5pm DanceXchange/The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome Deadline for Confirmation and Payment: 7 January 2016 DanceXchange is excited to offer an Intensive workshop with Michael Clark Company on Saturday 16 […]

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Jerwood Choreographic

Jerwood Choreographic Research project is set to continue Jerwood Charitable Foundation has awarded £55,000 of match funding for the second phase of the innovative Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (JCRP). The JCRP is a National Dance Network initiative, led and delivered by the Birmingham-based dance house DanceXchange. The new funding announcement will build on the first […]

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Professional Class

There is a slight ammendment for Professional Class this Thursday 5 November.  Chris Vann, a member of Rosie Kay Dance Company, will be teaching this week. Chris Vann has worked with Rosie Kay Dance Company since 2009, in a variety of roles in works such as, 5 Soldiers (2010-11), Asylum (2012-13), There is Hope (2012-13), and outdoor […]

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NDTA Annual Conference

Booking is now open for the NDTA Annual Conference on Saturday 28 November at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. Join NDTA supporters past and present for a full day of seminars, discussions and practical workshops aimed at helping teachers and dance artists who work in schools. This will be a very special conference, the […]

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Cancelled: Bromance

With huge regret DanceXchange is sad to announce that due to an artist injury Bromance by Barely Methodical Troupe has been cancelled. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused. – See more at: http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/news/cancellation-bromance-thursday-29-friday-30-october#sthash.iYHc2tQr.dpuf Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office will be in touch with ticket buyers in order to refund the cost of all […]

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The Big Idea IDFB 2016

Award-winning INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM (IDFB), announces ‘The Big Idea’ outdoor commissions for IDFB 2016 Following an open call-out which attracted over 40 ‘Big Ideas’ from artists and choreographers, DanceXchange is delighted to announce that it has commissioned and will be producing two thrilling new outdoor shows designed to bring dance to the city streets […]

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PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN 2016

Call out for dynamic dance groups & individuals from all styles to perform on the PYFD stage! International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) 2016 sees the return of outdoor spectacular Put Your Foot Down on Saturday 7 May in Birmingham City Centre from 12-6pm. This celebratory event will bring the city to life with fantastic performances […]

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Half Term Reminder

Sending out a reminder that there are no Kids and Teen classes this Saturday 24 October, due to half term week. Classes will run as normal for Adults but all Saturday Classes for Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Street, Contemporary and Creative Dance are not on for Saturday only. Please see the classes schedule on our website for […]

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MY Dance Festival

Want your dance group to perform as part of the biggest youth dance festival of the year? Applications now open to take part in MY Dance Festival 2016, taking place on 23 April 2016 in Birmingham, and U.Dance 2016 in Salford 8-10 July 2016. MY Dance will include dance groups of young people aged 11-19 […]

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