The West Midlands is the home of the UKs first ever Centre for Advanced Training for South Asian and Contemporary Dance (CAT). A partnership between DanceXchange and sampad South Asian Arts, the CAT is aimed at young dancers aged between 11 and 16 who have shown exceptional talent in Contemporary or South Asian styles.
The CAT offers two strands of technical training:
Alongside technical training our students have the unique opportunity to work on:
The programme enables them to make informed choices about their future involvement in dance and equip them with the necessary skills for professional dance training and/or higher education.
Students who pass the audition process and are offered a place on the scheme can access means tested grants from the Music and Dance Scheme to help cover the fees for the project.
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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.
How you can support us:
For more information, please contact Pippa Whittaker, External Relations Manager on 0121 689 1082