Ballet Tutor Required

We are looking for a dedicated ballet tutor who has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching beginners and intermediate level students.  We are looking for an individual who is creative, personable, committed, reliable and punctual. The ideal candidate will be able to easily adapt their teaching to suit regular attendees as well as those who […]

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Classes over Summer

Our class programme has broken up for Summer term but we’ll be back with a new timetable from Monday 10 September – Saturday 15 December. In the meantime we have the following events and classes running over summer: NeXt Gen Youth Summer School for young people aged 11-18 Urban Fusion Professional Class  Ballet Xtra for Young […]

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LIBBY’S WEEK AT DX

My name’s Libby Stant, I’m a year 12 student at Stourport Sixth form studying A-levels. As a passionate contemporary dancer, I am a member of the contemporary strand of the CAT scheme here at DanceXchange as well ACE Dance and Music and Translucent Dance Company. In the near future I will be auditioning for contemporary […]

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SURF THE WAVE BURSARIES

DanceXchange, supported by Dance Hub Birmingham, is pleased to be able to offer five free places to attend two Surf The Wave: Artist as Entrepreneur events; the first during Birmingham International Dance Festival on 15 and 16 June 2018 at Midlands Arts Centre and the second on 18 and 19 October 2018 at DanceXchange. These places are available […]

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Bharatanatyam Call-out

The Natya Project is exploring the possibility of piloting a Bharatanatyam touring company with dancers aged between 18 and 30 years. The project will take place between 30 July and 19 August 2018 and will be based in Birmingham. The Natya Project is seeking 5 talented and committed Bharatanatyam dancers aged between 18 and 30 […]

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DX Choreography Award 18

We are very pleased to announce our dx Choreography Award / Autumn 2018 to support artists at an early stage of their professional choreographic career. The dx Choreography Award is an annual programme for artists with the ambition to grow and further develop their choreographic practice. It supports up to eight dance artists each year who are living or working […]

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Niamh Dances

Having pursued RAD ballet to Advanced 1 during my schooling years, but having had a lengthy break from training ever since, I was both excited and nervous about trying Advanced Ballet at DanceXchange. Luckily, all fear was swept away as soon as Jenny Murphy, an ex-Birmingham Royal Ballet performer and our class teacher, took us […]

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Humanhood Auditions

HUMANHOOD is seeking one outstanding professional male dancer and two exceptionally talented young dancers (male & female) to be part of the company’s new creation. We are interested in dancers who are grounded and powerful movers while having an extraordinary fluidity and articulation of the spine. Selected candidates must demonstrate commitment and interest for the […]

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Generate Summer Term

DX NEEDS YOU! / Calling young dancers aged 9-13  😍  GENERATE is a group which started in January 2018 especially for young dancers aged 9-13, who want to move their dance skills and technique to the next level Benefits of this programme include: Build your confidence and ability as an aspiring dancer Classes include contemporary, ballet, creative choreography and yoga practice. […]

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Humanhood Auditions III

Associate artists HUMANHOOD are seeking one outstanding professional male dancer and two exceptionally talented young dancers (male & female) to be part of the company’s new creation. They are interested in dancers who are grounded and powerful movers while having an extraordinary fluidity and articulation of the spine. Selected canditates must demonstrate commitment and interest […]

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BCU Students at dx

#DanceMoveDraw We are very excited to announce that we will be working with Birmingham City University Level Five BA Illustration students throughout March. Students have been invited work alongside our Associate Artists Humanhood and DeNada Dance Theatre in the DanceXchange studios to coincide with Humanhood’s R&D period with their new company members and DeNada Dance Theatre’s […]

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STREET DANCE TUTOR CALL

DanceXchange is looking for a dynamic and passionate tutor who has extensive knowledge and experience of street dance. The following styles are currently being taught; popping, locking, house, hip-hop, waacking and the basics of breakin’. The ideal candidate will be able to easily adapt their teaching to suit regular attendees as well as those who drop […]

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CLASS CANCELLATIONS 📣

Tonight’s classes and tomorrow’s classes have been cancelled apart from GENERATE at 1.30pm on Saturday. Sunday’s Centre for Advanced Training programme and Dance Generation Open Day will go ahead as planned.

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Harriet Learns To Dance

Contemporary Edition Having seen many pieces of contemporary work, and been amazed by the teaching in our contemporary pro class, I was excited to finally try it for myself. At dX, Contemporary Adult Beginners is taught by a range of tutors, and this week it was the turn of Laura Vanhulle, a seasoned contemporary and […]

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Harriet Learns To Dance

Yoga Edition Every day I scroll through pictures on Instagram of toned and flexible people practising yoga somewhere exotic, so I wanted to try it for myself. I’m not sure whether my hour of yoga in the middle of Birmingham city centre gave me a zen mind-set and the eight pack I’m hoping for, but […]

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Harriet Learns To Dance

Ballet Beginners Edition Starting ballet at the age of 22 felt like a daunting task. Now on my third week of learning, I felt mentally prepared to face one of the more classical styles of dance. Ballet Beginners with Gareth was a delight. As I walked into the studio, the barres were out and many […]

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Harriet Learns To Dance

Street Dance Edition  After my triumphant African Dance Workout last week, I felt excited for this week’s lesson, Street Dance Beginners with Darcy. I had images of Diversity running round my head, hoping that after my one hour fifteen session I would be able to pop and lock like Ashley Banjo.  The class started with […]

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Call out for Artists

Call out for Dance Artists & Multi-disciplinary Artists We are pleased to have been selected as one of The Sky Arts, Art 50 project, which has invited artists of all kinds, from all walks of life and from all artistic genres to create artworks that say something important about what it will mean to be […]

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Harriet Learns to Dance

African Dance Workout Edition As a new staff member I’ve spent the last six months watching dance, writing about dance, talking about dance, but never actually doing any dance. This year though, I decided to take advantage of the class timetable that happens literally outside the office door every week day. So I’ve made the […]

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DX Awards Announced

We are very happy to announce our new dx Choreography Award holders for Spring 2018: Nathan Sebastian Lafayette Becky Namguads Rebecca Thomas  Timber & Battery (Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes) The dx Choreography Award is an on-going programme for artists with the ambition to grow and further develop their practice, and will support up to eight early-career artists each […]

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Foot in the Door Reviews

Our current Foot in the Door students visit DanceXchange’s The Patrick Centre for the first time to review Humanhood / ZERO on Thursday 18 November, 8pm. Ben T The mesmerizing dance performance “ZERO” created by “HUMANHOOD” was a show full of intrigue. Mixing incredible lighting effects and enveloping sound with hypnotizing dance moves that when combined captured my […]

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Youth Review / ZERO

RDC Youth Dancer Hope O’Brien reviews Humanhood / ZERO on Thursday 18 November, 8pm, plus Hope also tells about an intensive workshop our associate artists led for RDC youth on Sunday 20 November in DanceXchange studios. Humanhood’s ZERO draws on Western physics and Eastern mysticism to create an incredible interplay between dancer, science and space. As well […]

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Youth Review / Uchenna

  Dancer and blogger Unique Tay reviews Uchenna Dance / The Head Wrap Diaries on Thursday 2 November, 8pm The Head Wrap Diaries explores femininity, beauty, sisterhood and hair, afro hair to be exact, of three young females who express their experiences and complexities, with their hair and identity. Most importantly Uchenna Dance Company utilises its […]

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Class Survey 2017

We would love to find out more about our dance participants so we can improve our classes and make sure our programme suits your needs. Please complete our survey before or after your class this week or you can complete it online here We would love to hear from you.

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B Kimmings needs you

Award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings is currently making a documentary for Channel 4 in Birmingham. She has been an artist in residence at Umbrella Sexual Health Clinics and is currently making beautiful artworks across the city for the people, she has met on her journey. Kimmings is on the lookout for 20 non-professional female movers […]

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Foot In the Door

A free unique training opportunity for young creatives DanceXchange is running a 5-day course designed to enable young creatives aged 16-23 to grow their employability skills and gain an insight into Birmingham’s creative and cultural industry. The course is part of the Foot in the Door programme led by Creative Alliance, the leading training provider […]

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DX Choreography Award 18

DanceXchange is pleased to announce the dx Choreography Award Spring 2018 to support artists at an early stage of their professional choreographic career. The dx Choreography Award is an annual programme for artists with the ambition to grow and further develop their choreographic practice. It supports up to eight dance artists each year who are living […]

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Youth Review / 8 Mins

BTEC dance student Caitlin Oakes reviews Alexander Whitley / 8 Minutes on Tuesday 3 October, 8pm Inspired by solar science, Alexander Whitley’s stunning choreography takes you on an extraordinary, 1-hour journey through our universe. Trying to explore as much space as possible, this fast-moving, enthralling piece is staggering. From exceptional contact work, to striking canons, […]

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Humanhood Auditions II

Humanhood is auditioning for outstanding female and male professional dancers as well as apprentice dancers to join the company for the first phase R&D of their new production ‘Torus’ as well as other company projects When: 5th November 2017 Where: Area Dansa, Carrer Alegre de Dalt, Barcelona, Spain

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Autumn Performances

We are pleased to announce our new September to December 2017 season in The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome. This exciting new season focuses on the meeting of Dance and Science: Explore the universe with Alexander Whitley who returns to dx with 8 Minutes, a stunning show about our nearest star. Immerse yourself in Humanhood’s visually […]

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Open Call Opportunity

  International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) is proud to announce a new partnership with Without Walls for our next Big Idea – a co-commission between Without Walls and IDFB to develop a new large scale dance project that will be presented at the next IDFB  1-24 June 2018, as well as touring to Without Walls festivals. Find out […]

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Caitlin’s Week at DX

Caitlin from Thorns Community College has been at DanceXchange on work experience all this week. Here is an insight into what she did and her personal highlights: The dance industry is extremely large and many roles are never spoken about. As a dancer, I have always just considered roles as a performer, choreographer or producer so for […]

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Ellie & Emily at DX

Emily and Ellie from Windsor High School and Sixth Form have been on work experience placements with us all this week, here they share their highlights form this week. Both of us are currently studying dance at High School. When it came to applying for work experience DanceXchange came to mind, as they offer various dance […]

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NPO & IDFB Update

  Last week DX was delighted to receive confirmation of ACE NPO funding for 2018-22, enabling us to continue to connect people with great dance, nurture young dancers and champion some of the UK’s best dance talent. We’re proud to be an important part of making Birmingham a place where dance and dance artists can […]

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Big Idea Winners 2017

DanceXchange is thrilled to announce the winning commissions for The Big Idea 2017, midlands strand  – Modern Warrior by Rosie Kay Dance Company and Moon by 2Faced Dance Company.  These new productions will take to the streets at Birmingham Weekender 22-24 Sept 2017 prior to being developed for the International Dance Festival Birmingham 1-24 June 2018. The Big Idea commissioning strand, first […]

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Unique Tay / Review

Tamar Dixon reviews Joan Clevillé Dance / Plan for B for Utopia on Wednesday 7 June, 8pm.  Colourful, vibrant and a blast full of energy, Joan Clevillé Dance takes us on a journey to Plan B for Utopia, exploring different aspects of our lifestyles. ‘You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, and then you […]

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Humanhood Auditions

Humanhood is auditioning for outstanding female and male professional dancers as well as apprentice dancers to join the company for the first phase R&D of their new production ‘Torus’ as well as other company projects When: 21st & 22nd August 2017 – 9:30am Registration Where: DanceXchange Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom  

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DX Awards Announced

We are very happy to announce our new dx Choreography Award holders for Autumn 2017: Declan Whitaker Emma Jayne Park Yukiko Masui Jamaal Burkmar (award rolled over from Spring 17) The dx Choreography Award is an ongoing programme for artists with the ambition to grow and further develop their practice, and will support up to eight […]

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RDC YOUTH Brum Premiere

  Birmingham’s multi award winning contemporary youth dance company Rutherford Dance Company Youth (RDC Youth) will be presenting No Filter,  a triple-bill featuring We Are Human Too on Saturday 8 July in The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome. “An inspiring evening full of finds and surprises from a company packed with new, vibrant young dancers. The […]

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MOVES411 / Ballet Black

As part of our Moves411 dance reviews in collaboration with Beatfreeks, Paige Jackson reviewed Ballet Black’s Triple Bill on Thursday 25 May, 8pm.  “Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. Our ultimate goal is to see a fundamental change in the number of black and Asian dancers in mainstream ballet companies, […]

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New Appointments at dx

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Williams Jardine as DanceXchange’s Interim CEO, starting this June. Debbie trained in dance at Trinity Laban, and has over twenty years’ experience of strategic leadership in dance, creative and digital industries, including as Founder Director of Déda Dance and Arts Centre in Derby and as Chief […]

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No Classes 29/05 & 03/06

CLASS UPDATE: There will no adult classes on Monday 29 May due to Bank Holiday or Young People’s classes on Saturday 3 June due to Half Term.

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Charlie Jordan Blog

Charlie Jordan – D.J Smooth Radio – The Smooth Drive Home 4pm – 7pm, Mon – Friday. Confession…..I can’t dance. As a 6 ft teenager, with the co-ordination of a tipsy baby giraffe, I hid behind the decks and played tunes while other people danced. And so began my career as a D.J., avoiding dancing! […]

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Generate for 11-13yrs

Generate is a brand new programme launching in September 2017  aimed at dancers aged 11-13, who want to progress on to our Centre for Advanced Dance Training – Dance Generation. Classes will take place on Saturday afternoons throughout the academic term. Benefits of this programme include: * Weekly contemporary and ballet technique classes Individual feedback from your tutor to aid your progression and […]

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U.Dance Groups Selected

We would like to congratulate ACE Youth, Ignite Dance Company and Motionhouse Youth on their U.Dance West Midlands success. The groups were selected at the regional event which took place at mac birmingham on Sunday 19 February. Groups will now have the opportunity to represent the West Midlands in the upcoming national youth dance festival, […]

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DJ’s Dance Odyssey

Heart Drivetime presenter Steve Denyer, shares his dance journey having this week seen Imbalance by Joli Vyann in the Patrick Centre. For the last four months I have been following my regular gym sessions with amazing feats of dance on at least a monthly basis. I’m not dancing of course, but instead, my cool down […]

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MOVES411 / IMBALANCE

As part of our Moves411 dance reviews in collaboration with Beatfreeks, Paige Jackson reviewed Joli Vyann’s Imbalance on Wednesday 26 April, 8pm.    “Nowadays everything is so fast… [we] wanted to explore … what that is doing to our personal relationships…” Olivia Quayle   A dim yellow wash gently illuminates a sparse set. DSL: 1 rectangular table, […]

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DX Review / Imbalance

Birmingham-based blogger Rico Johnston reviewed Joli Vyann’s, Imbalance on Wednesday 26 April, 8pm. Imbalance is a gem of contemporary dance by the company Joli Vyann that highlights the irrational plight of human connection in a world that is driven and reliant on technology. Whilst it starts slow and powerful, it was easy to be drawn in […]

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Cover Tutor Call-Out

We looking to recruit cover tutors for our existing class programme from September 2017. The classes accommodate regular attendees as well as those who drop in on a one-off or occasional basis. We are looking for committed and passionate individuals who deliver high-quality teaching and can advocate for our successful class programme. We are looking […]

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Vanhulle DT Blog

Laura Vanhulle, our Choreography Award Holder 2017 shares her thoughts from her two-week residency in our studios as part of her award so far: April 2017 I’ve been at DanceXchange for nearly 2 weeks now exploring ideas for my new work ‘Infinite Womanhood’. The piece is about the woman: her individuality and sexuality, examining the […]

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Apply Now – Choreo Award

Applications are now open for submissions for the dx Choreography Award,  an exciting opportunity designed to support artists at an early stage of their choreographic career. Part of DanceXchange’s recently launched new Artist Development programme, the dx Choreography Award supports the practice of up to eight early-career artists each year who are based, living or working in the Midlands. The […]

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The Big Idea: Call Out

We are pleased to announce an open call-out for The Big Idea 17, a new commission destined to be premiered at this autumn’s Birmingham Weekender 2017 Festival and go on to be performed at next year’s International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB). The Big Idea 17 is exclusively for dance artists working in the Midlands to submit the […]

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NEW Street Dance Class!

SUMMER TERM: 24 April – 8 July 2017 (half term for children’s classes – Sat 3 June) Our Class Term programme for Summer 2017 is now online with a NEW additional Beginner’s Street Dance Styles class on Thursdays. Check out our new timetable below.  Call us 0121 667 6730 or email info@dancexchange.org.uk if you have any […]

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Dance Gen: Auditions

Are you aged 11-16yrs with a passion for contemporary dance? Do you want to access high-quality pre-vocational training whilst in mainstream education? Then join us on Sunday 21 May for our 2017-18 Dance Generation Programme Audition We are looking to recruit talented and committed individuals who can train with us to reach their maximum potential. […]

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YUVA GATI: AUDITIONS

This is the national South Asian dance strand that provides training in Bharatanatyam or Kathak styles for young people living across England. ‘Yuva Gati’, meaning ‘Youth Movement’ was launched in January 2009 in partnership with Sampad Arts. Our Centre for Advanced Dance Training Yuva Gati programme provides intensive dance training to young people who have passion in […]

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Moves411 / Africarmen

As part of our first Moves411 dance reviews in collaboration with Beatfreeks, Paige Jackson reviewed Tavaziva’s Africarmen on Thursday 9 March, 8pm. Love … corruption … brutality, this is Africarmen! Tonight’s performance was choreographed by Zimbabwean born dancer and composer Bawren Tavaziva. The company is comprised of 6 phenomenal dancers: Anna Watkins, Carmine de Amicis, Ellen Yilma, […]

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Moves411 Youth Reviewers

We are currently  collaborating with Birmingham based youth engagement consultancy Beatfreeks, by inviting young people to attend our performances and give us a frank review of what they thought. We are extremely excited announce MOVES411 reviews which will take place throughout our Spring season 2017. Beatfreeks are a youth engagement agency, that wants to unlock the potential of young people and […]

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CADT Taster Day: 14 May

Sunday 14 May 2017 from 11am – 2pm DanceXchange is hosting an open for young people aged 11-16 years to come and discover more about Dance Generation, the contemporary dance strand of our Centre for Advanced Dance Training scheme. Parents and young people are welcomed to see Dance Generation students in action on a typical Sunday training day. Taster day […]

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BOA Work Experience Blog

Charis and Molly from Birmingham Ormiston Academy have been on work experience placements with us all this week, here’s what they have been getting up to so far: ‘Both of us have been dancing a wide range of styles from a very young age. We have a strong passion for dance and we wanted to learn more. […]

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Happy Bday RDC Youth!

A very happy 4th birthday to RDC Youth. The company originally founded with support from DanceXchange has firmly embedded itself within the Birmingham dance scene and boasts alumni at Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Institute of Arts Barcelona, Elmhurst Ballet School, Rosie Kay Dance Company and Dansk Danseteater (to name a few!). Rutherford Dance Company Youth (RDC […]

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dx Supports New Artists

We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Artist Development Programme designed to support the growing community of dance artists working in the Midlands. The new programme, shaped in conversation with artists and tailored for different levels of experience, from emerging through to the more established, will enable recipients to make work, […]

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DX Launch: Spring 2017

We kicked off our brand new season with an exclusive launch party for Arthur Pita and HeadSpaceDance’s STEPMOTHER|STEPFATHER double-bill on Thursday 16 May.  The party took place in the newly designed Thorpe Street Atrium within Birmingham Hippodrome.  It was wonderful to meet new and old friends from Birmingham’s cultural scene while enjoying various gothic-themed cocktails and nibbles, designed to […]

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Why CADT?

Dance Generation graduate Annie K explains why our Centre for Advanced Dance Training programme has helped her blossoming dance career so far… “I successfully auditioned for CADT when I was 12, and, following 5 years of wonderful training, graduated at 18. I grew up dancing as a hobby at my local dance school, doing many dance styles, including […]

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Share the Love

Treat your loved ones this valentines! To celebrate, we are running a ‘Bring a loved one for FREE’ offer from 13-17 February. You and a loved one (this could be your BFF, partner, family member or even your work colleague) can attend any DX class together for the price of one. All classes are listed here. Save time […]

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That Dance Life!

Birmingham-based blogger Kat has written a great post on her ‘Kats blog of Stuff‘ about our classes and recent revived love of Swing Dance! ‘…..I’m quite into dancing. Whether it’s in the kitchen, at a festival or in classes, I am all over that. Dance is fun, there’s no set rules and you can do […]

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MAVIN KHOO: Q&A

Classically trained Bharatanatyam dancer Mavin Khoo is Artistic Director of ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble. The Maltese company are touring on their first UK tour this Spring and will be performing KICK THE BUCKET & HOME at DanceXchange on Friday 27 January, presenting a DOUBLE BILL of work choreographed by Mavin himself and ŻfinMalta Associate Choreographer Iván Pérez. Here […]

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Want to perform?

We have three brand new DX performance classes for Spring 2017 for those of you who enjoy performing. Each class will lead to a performance opportunity. Sunday 19 March (working towards a performance on the 2nd April in Halesowen at the Cornbow centre for a charity event) Sunday 9 April 10am – 4pm DX Performance […]

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VOLUNTEERS needed!

  Are you interested in youth dance and/or performance? Are you friendly and approachable with good communication skills? Can you assist performers whilst keeping to a strict schedule? Are you available on Sunday 19 February 2017? We need volunteers for U Dance West Midlands – the event will feature outstanding performances by talented young dancers from across […]

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FREE DX Totes!

To celebrate the New Year, we have a limited number of exclusive DanceXchange tote bags up for grabs for our class participants! We will be giving away a FREE tote with every purchase of a DX Class Bulk-Buy throughout our 2017 term (whilst stocks last!), all you need to do is purchase your Bulk-Buy via reception or […]

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NEW SEASON ON SALE NOW!

DanceXchange announces new performance season for 2017 DanceXchange is pleased to announce our new January to June 2017 season in The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome. The new season is one of our most ambitious, with productions that include subversive theatrical twists on familiar stories; acrobatic, circus-inspired dance; a fusion of modern and classical ballet; and a […]

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FREE CLASSES FOR FRIENDS

Treat your loved ones… To celebrate the New Year we are running ‘Bring a friend for FREE’*. Throughout January 2017 you and a friend can attend any DX class together for the price of one. Our new Spring term runs Monday 9 January – Saturday 1 April 2017, all classes are listed here. Save time and pre-register your […]

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JCRP II Awards Announced

DanceXchange is pleased to announce the award recipients of the second edition of the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (JCRP II), a National Dance Network initiative supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and delivered by DanceXchange. JCRP is an innovative investment model designed to kick-start ideas and research into challenging and exciting choreographic concepts and to stimulate new […]

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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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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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