DanceXchange and Birmingham Dance Network (BDN) offer contemporary practice for advanced level and professional dancers every Thursday at 10-11.30pm.
These classes are also open to vocational second and third-year dance students. All classes take place at DanceXchange Studios, change of location will be noted otherwise.
Thursdays/ 10-11.30am / £6
17 Jan / Humanhood – This class will be professionally photographed.
24 Jan / Declan Whitaker
31 Jan / Yukiko Masui
7 Feb / Marcia Edwards
14 Feb / Polly Hudson
21 Feb / Robert Hemming – Robert’s practice explores physical efficiency in improvisation and set material. His approach to movement draws from his extensive training in a wide variety of contemporary, classical and folkloristic dance traditions and techniques. You can expect a dynamic and challenging class that moves through the floor, through the body and through space. For this session, Robert will lead a physical investigation followed by set exercises, which will build your stamina, efficiency and motive of motion.
28 Feb / Kate Taylor – Kate’s practice has been heavily influenced by over 20 years of rich, diverse experiences, as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Expect dynamic, rhythmical sequences, shifting through both space and levels. Kate will also work some Pilates technique into the class and relaxation to bring the class to a close.
7 Mar / Katye Coe – The class takes a simple three-stage structure, in which anatomical, philosophical and compositional information is combined to provide an environment for dancers to dive deep into their practice and curiosities. Solo tasks are followed by partner and trio work and then cross-floor compositional work to integrate and give space for full dancing.
14 Mar / Lost Dog – Solène Weinachter, a performer with Lost Dog, will be teaching a class based on Lost Dog’s morning preparations. Integrating the breath and the voice with the body, combining improvisation and set material to get the mind and body into a creative place.
21 Mar / Sarah Butler -The class takes a simple three-stage structure, in which anatomical, philosophical and compositional information is combined to provide an environment for dancers to dive deep into their practice and curiosities. Solo tasks are followed by partner and trio work and then cross-floor compositional work to integrate and give space for full dancing.
28 Mar / Laura Vanhulle
9 May / Nikki & JD – We usually teach a mixture of individual acrobatic movements such as handstand technique and tinsicas, alongside partner and group acrobatics that can readily be integrated into choreography. Our aim is to encourage participants to understand the basics of good technique, e.g. handstand alignment while exploring some of the different ways in which they can use each others bodies to lift, hold and move over each other.
Additional tutors will be confirmed shortly.
First Time? If you’d like to attend one of our classes, just turn up on the day. You don’t need to book a place or let us know you’re coming.
What should I wear? Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings, t-shirts, and vests to most classes
15-minute rule: You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 15 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
Accessibility: We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone. Please call to discuss any support you might need.
16+ Dancers: We’ve extended adult classes to welcome 16 and 17-year-olds working at advanced levels. This is subject to agreement with the class tutor.
We’re on hand six days a week. Got a question – contact us on 0121 689 3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org