Unlock your creativity with a new dance concept from international hip-hop artist Salah.
Join Brooke, Roxy and the Breathe the Beat team for an exciting day of dance, where you'll have the chance to watch, take part and even perform! Any style goes, just come down and get involved.
Breathe the Beat roadshows will be touring the West Midlands throughout 2012. There will be spectacular free dance performances from some of the UK's leading street dancers, showcases from local talent, community and professional dance companies, and music from hip hop renaissance man DJ Moyma. Show off your own moves in fresh dance workshops or if you're feeling brave, get up on stage to freestyle.
Usually found competing in (and winning) dance contests around the globe, Brooke and Roxy from 2011 Hip Hop International World Champions Plague Dance Crew, will be performing throughout the tour, alongside other special guests.
Don't miss the chance to witness two of the best street dancers in the world performing jaw-droppig moves right here in the West Midlands!
Saturday 28 April // 12pm - 6pm
Bullring Birmingham, Spiceal Street
Saturday 16 June // 12pm - 5pm
Leamington Peace Festival, Leamington Spa town centre
Sunday 17 June // 1pm - 6pm
Bantock Park, Bantock House, Wolverhampton
Saturday 23 June // 12pm - 2pm
Sutton Coldfield Carnival, Sutton Park
Sunday 30 June // 2pm - late
HR1 Festival, Castle Green, Hereford
Sunday 1 July // 2pm - 8pm
Stafford Castle, Newport Road, Stafford
Sunday 8 July // 12pm - 6pm
Dudley Arts Festival, Dudley College - Broadway Campus
Saturday 14 July // 11am - 5pm
Mell Square, Solihull Town Centre
Saturday 21 July // 12pm - 5pm
Telford CultureFest 2012, Telford Town Park
Sunday 22 July // 12pm - 6pm
Simmer Down Festival, Handsworth Park, Birmingham
Saturday 4 August // 12pm - 4pm
Shrewsbury Summer Season, Market Square, Shrewsbury
Visit the Breathe the Beat website to find out more, including how you can perform at the roadshows, and to watch a series of dance tutorials from renowned hip-hop artist Salah.
Breathe the Beat is part of the Outdoor Dance Programme, led by DanceXchange, in partnership with Dancefest, Dancescape and Dudley Performing Arts. The programme has been funded by Arts Council England with support from Legacy Trust UK and Advantage West MIdlands as part of the Dancing for the Games programme, which is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
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At DanceXchange our aim is to bring dance to more people in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, through performances, productions, classes and community outreach.
As we look to our long term future, we want to continue this work and we want to keep dance alive in the region. As a registered charity, we receive core funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council, along with a range of trusts and foundations.
But we also need support from individuals and businesses to make this happen. By supporting DanceXchange, you will help us fulfil our core objectives: to produce exceptional work; to bring outstanding performances to Birmingham; and to enable people of all walks of life to engage in dance either as a participant, performer or audience member.
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