ZOOM CLASSES / AUTUMN 20

We’re very excited to announce our new Autumn timetable as part of our continuing DXTRA online series. Classes will be presented via ZOOM over the next 6 weeks. Classes are priced at £6 for 60 minutes or buy 6 classes and get one half price!   Mondays from 28 September – 5 November Movement & […]

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Join Generate Online

GENERATE BEGINS THIS AUTUMN We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate young dancers aged 10+ years who want to challenge themselves to reach their full potential in dance. Generate train every Wednesday during term time, from 4.30 – 6.30 pm via Zoom with a cohort of fantastic teachers, who are all still working in the professional […]

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DANCE INSIGHTS PLAYBACK

Dance Insights Online is a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations brought to you by our 2020 Artists in Residence.  Each programme was online for two weeks and offered audiences an insight into the process and mind of the creator. We are very proud to present Dance Insights Playback […]

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Emily & #DanceConnect

Emily Holtom blogs her experience of the #DanceConnect project “Over the course of the past several months, some incredibly talented dance artists from across the West Midlands have been coming together with digital artists and young people to develop some ground-breaking action research. Five collaborating groups captured their process. As one of the four Young […]

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#DanceConnect20

Arts Connect and producers DanceXchange, are thrilled to share 6 short films from the first phase of the ambitious #DanceConnect project. #DanceConnect, which ran from May to August 2020, is a dance and digital experiment exploring how we can collaborate remotely across borders and boundaries, using movement and phones. Every part of the creative enquiry […]

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Tell Us What You Think

DanceXchange’s programme has undergone some dramatic changes due to the challenge of COVID 19. Now that we have been operating online in this new environment for 4 months, we would like to evaluate what visitors, fans and customers think of our provision. We would be so grateful if you could complete this short Evaluation Survey.    […]

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Lets Move! Bursary

Let’s Move! National Summer School Bursaries / NOW OPEN  Let’s Move! is national dance summer school presented by DanceEast and The Place in partnership with DanceXchange, National Dance Company Wales, Pavilion Dance South West and Phoenix Dance Theatre. The bursary will provide financial support towards the cost of the National Summer School from 12-14 August, […]

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Apprentice Finalist

The BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Apprentice Finalists have been released and our Digital Marketing Apprentice Shekinah Yuhanna has been shortlisted for the Media and Marketing Apprentice 2020. With over 300 nominations for the awards received nationally across a wide range of categories, Shekinah has done extremely well to have fought off some very tough competition to […]

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DX makes BLM Commitment

The Black Lives Matter movement has been a catalyst to a period of reflection and consultation for the DX team.  Today we are pleased to share with you a number of significant and meaningful commitments. Visit here to read this new statement which represents our thinking as we work to progress. We are open to […]

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#DANCECONNECT CHALLENGE

#DanceConnect West Midlands is a dance and digital creative experiment, exploring how we can collaborate remotely, across borders and boundaries, using movement and our phones. Here are the 3 reasons why you should get involved: Your video(s) will be included in a professional, region-wide dance film promoted by West Midlands professional dance agencies, companies and […]

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CAT Auditions Open

Are you aged 11-16 with a passion for dance? Are you eager to learn more about Contemporary or South Asian styles? The Centre for Advanced Training is looking to recruit talented and committed individuals who can train with us to reach your maximum potential. Led by DanceXchange in partnership with Sampad.  Previous dance experience is […]

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Covid Closure: DX Update

As businesses across the country start to re-open and lock down begins to relax, we are aware there are hopes and expectations that DanceXchange will soon be re-opening its doors to artists, tutors, students, and members of the public. We’d like to assure you that we will do all we can to be back with […]

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Dance Insights: Roberta

ROBERTA JEAN: 22 June –  5 July As part of the Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence  Roberta Jean shares an exciting programme offering a unique insight into her creative inspiration. This is the fifth in the series Dance Insights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations.  Each programme […]

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BrumProClass Mail List

Please complete this form to join the Birmingham Pro Class Mailing List. The Birmingham Pro Class membership mailing list is managed by The DanceXchange Ltd. We will use the personal data you provide to manage your Birmingham Pro Class Membership and to communicate with your about your Membership. Your personal data will be held in […]

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Dance Insights: Shane

SHANE SHAMBHU : 8 –  21 June As part of the Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Shane Shambhu shares an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. This is the fourth in the series Dance Insights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and […]

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Apaches Online

The story so far … Birmingham International Dance Festival 2020  was to open on 5 June with Apaches, a celebratory large-scale performance in Birmingham’s Centenary Square.  Led by Saïdo Lehlouh of French Company Black Sheep, and a team of professional dance artists from France and the UK, over 100 young people from across the West Midlands were […]

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#DanceConnect launches

  Arts Connect and DanceXchange, are excited to announce an audacious new online project #DanceConnect, bringing together a digital artist, dance professionals and young people, from across the West Midlands, in a dynamic collaboration to explore creative research within the current quarantine circumstances. The project will run from May – August 2020 and accumulate ideas […]

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Dance Insights: Johnny

JOHNNY AUTIN : 25 May – 7 June As part of the Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Johnny Autin curates an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. This is the third in the series Dance Insights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations […]

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SUPPORT OUR TUTORS!

If you’ve been enjoying our online DXTRA online classes  please consider supporting our online content during the Covid-19 lock down Your voluntary donation will help us sustain paid work for our tutors, whilst allowing us to continue to offer online classes for free. We welcome any amount, however small, that you feel able to give […]

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BANK HOLIDAY BALLET  

BALLET BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL ✨✨ ADVANCED CLASS WITH WILLIAM BRACEWELL First Soloist of The Royal Ballet, William Bracewell will be leading an exclusive professional/advanced level class for DanceXchange from his home over bank holiday weekend on our Facebook Live! Saturday 23 May / 10 – 10.45am William says ‘This is an example of how I’m currently […]

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Dance Insights: Jamaal

JAMAAL BURKMAR / 11 May – 24 May As part of the Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Jamaal Burkmar curates an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. This is the second in the series Dance Insights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations […]

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New Advisory Sessions

In response to the current Covid 19 lock down, the DanceXchange team will be offering an extended programme of FREE advisory sessions to independent artist from the Midlands area, throughout May and June. You can book your slot here with DanceXchange’s Artist Development and Production team  

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DANCE INSIGHTS: CARLOS

After the success of our Dance Insights event in January 2020, we are delighted to bring to you, #DanceInsights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations brought to you by our 2020 Artists in Residence.  Each programme will be online for two weeks and offer audiences an […]

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DXTRA KIDS CLASSES

DanceXchange is pleased to offer a range of online DXTRA kids classes. Join DX tutors at home for an exclusive series of FREE 30-min beginner level online classes aimed at primary school children aged 4-11.  Visit our Facebook or below to take a class, we have styles ranging from Hip hop to Jazz. Bhangra with […]

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Emergency Fund Deadline

Arts Council England are making £160 million of emergency funding and support available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during the Coronavirus crisis. It is their number one priority to protect the people and organisations that make up our arts, museums and libraries. Please visit https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19 for full details of the support […]

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VOLUNTEER AT U.DANCE WM

We are looking for several volunteers to support the delivery of the U.Dance West Midlands regional event in the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome on Sunday 29 March 2020. U.Dance WM 2020 will present a vibrant and exciting mix of dance genres and themes, performed by some of the best young performers from across the West Midlands. […]

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Lola’s DX Diary

My name is Lola and I’m currently in year 10 at Birmingham Ormiston Academy, doing work experience with DanceXchange for the week. I started off the week with the tour of the building and taking a quiz on DanceXchange, to then later meet with Jamaal, BIDF participation producer. I discussed ideas on potential barriers, ways […]

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Dance Clinic joins CAT

NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BIRMINGHAM DANCE CLINIC TO HELP DANCERS OF THE FUTURE Midlands-based Dance Clinic is delighted to have been chosen as the official training and injury management support in partnership with DanceXchange’s Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) based in Birmingham. The new partnership will see Dance Clinic work closely with dance students providing professional […]

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Callout for Young People

DEADLINE EXTENDED We are looking for 150 young people, aged 14-21 years, from the West Midlands, to be part of an exciting large-scale performance project, leading to the headline opening event for Birmingham International Dance Festival 2020. ABOUT THE APACHES PROJECT 🎇 The project, Apaches, will run from March-June 2020 and is targeted at young […]

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U.Dance 2020 Call-out

In association with One Dance UK, DanceXchange is pleased to host U.Dance WM, a regional youth dance platform as part of the national festival U.Dance. U.Dance 2020 will present a vibrant and exciting mix of dance genres and themes, performed by some of the best young performers from across the West Midlands. Throughout the day selected groups […]

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dx classes at Selina

Selina in partnership with DanceXchange and The Swing Era are proud to announce a new class partnership in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. This new pilot project will run from Tuesday 12 November – Saturday 21 December 2019. This new scheme will offer yoga, salsa, Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz classes to the […]

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Shek’s Dance Journal

Shek reviews Street Dance Beginners with Darcy Wanstall at DanceXchange Monday 23 September, 6pm   Hi, I am Shek, DanceXchange Digital Assistant. As part of my new role, I have set myself the challenge of trying as many dance styles on the DX class timetable as possible over the next few months. So here goes! […]

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Ellie’s DX Diary

Hi, my name is Ellie and I’m in Year 11 at Kinver High school. I have been dancing since the age of 3 and train in all styles: contemporary, commercial, ballet, tap etc. Currently I am working towards my teacher qualification in dance which I’ll be taking in May 2020.  My ambition is to perform […]

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FranceDance UK

Did you know Birmingham is one of the key cities for  FranceDanse UK? – Join us for a UK wide festival of contemporary dance in all its forms, presented by the Institut francais du Royaume-Uni, working with leading arts organisations in Birmingham, led by Birmingham Hippodrome and ACE dance and music with support from DanceXchange and Birmingham Pro-Class […]

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NOTTDANCE 2019 BUSARY

Professional Development opportunity for West Midlands based artists to visit Nottdance 2019 in Nottingham DanceXchange in partnership with Dance4 is offering 4 WM-based artists the opportunity to attend Nottdance 2019 in Nottingham on 10 – 11 October 2019. Artists will have the opportunity to attend classes, discourse events, debates and performances, and connect with their colleagues […]

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DX SUMMER SCHOOL BURSARY

DanceXchange Summer School Bursaries / NOW OPEN                                                                            DanceXchange (DX) is passionate about dance and we believe there should be […]

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Nina’s Week At DX

My name is Nina and I am in year 11 at King Edward VI Handsworth and I am currently on the CAT programme at DanceXchange. I spent this week doing work experience at DanceXchange. Here’s what I did: Monday: I started the day with a great tour of the building with Company Administrator: Simeon. After […]

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Dance Hub Artist CallOut

Dance Hub Artist Call Out Dance Hub Birmingham (DHB) is seeking proposals for two exciting new call out opportunities, paving the way for the opening of the city’s new purpose-built dance studio in September 2019 and amplifying the presence of dance in the Digbeth Weekender festival in October 2019. The new DHB studio will be […]

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DX CHOREO AWARD: DAN DAW

DX Choreography Award is for artists at an early stage in their choreographic career, with some successful professional choreographic experience and an ambition to grow and further develop their practice. The programme enables experimentation and exploration of choreographic ideas in a supportive environment and is designed to enable a step change for the artist. Here we talk to one of our FIVE current award holders, Dan Daw. Dan […]

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New Pro Class Launches

A NEW PRO CLASS MEMBERSHIP LAUNCHES TODAY Professional dance artists and practitioners have lots to be excited about today with the launch of Birmingham Pro Class.   This brand new non-profit initiative by local dance artists, companies and organisations aims to provide, sustain and contribute to professional classes in the City. Responding to the ambition of […]

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Artists4Growth at BSide

Artists 4 Artists in partnership with DanceXchange and Dance Hub Birmingham are half way through the Artists 4 Growth development programme. This established programme gives 15 hip hop theatre makers the opportunity to gain essential knowledge in the artistic & business side of being a successful artist. Birmingham-based participant Jamaal O’Driscoll talks about the programme and how it has prepared him […]

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DX Education Intiative

By Diane Parkes for DanceXchange DANCE TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN A NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVE IN BIRMINGHAM Hundreds of children are taking their first steps into dance thanks to a new education initiative by Birmingham-based DanceXchange. Launched in the autumn of last year, the dance agency’s schools programme is reaching into classrooms across the city, introducing youngsters to dance and using […]

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BBC #DANCEPASSION at DX

Join us for an unprecedented celebration of the UK’s dance scene, BBC #DancePassion will include exclusive rehearsals and insights from some of the country’s leading practitioners. BBC #DancePassion is a dance festival organised by BBC Arts in collaboration with One Dance UK, along with leading names and exciting new talent.  BBC #DancePassion will run across television, […]

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Kyle’s week at DX

Kyle R, a year 10 student from BOA, Birmingham joined us for a week of work experience. Here he gives a review of his week: Monday / On my first day of work experience at DanceXchange, I had a meeting with each staff to see what they do and they’re roles in the company in different […]

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ELMHURST BALLET COMPANY

Last Friday our CAT Dance Generation student & ballet dancer Grace B was specially invited by Elmhurst Ballet School to review the inaugural performance of Elmhurst Ballet Company. The company launched with Origins, an evening of dance at Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham with a programme that included excerpts from David Bintley’s The Shakespeare Suite, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Wayne […]

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Calling all swans!

Are you planning on attending one of Birmingham Hippodrome‘s performances of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake this February?  If you are, we’d like to invite you to try out your own swan moves at one of our ballet classes completely free of charge! All you need to do is bring your Birmingham Hippodrome Swan Lake admission ticket to […]

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Bring a friend for FREE

Treat your loved ones… To celebrate the New Year we are running ‘Bring a friend for FREE*’ to all our dance classes throughout January 2019. You and a friend can attend any DX class together for the price of one. Our new Spring term runs Monday 7 January – Friday 12 April 2019, all classes […]

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Help Oppose Arts Cuts

DanceXchange has joined with other arts organisations in the city to call for a reversal of the proposed cuts to cultural funding in the Birmingham City Council’s 2019 Budget. Since 2010 most of Birmingham’s main cultural organisations have already faced cuts of around 80%. Birmingham City Council are now proposing a further cut of nearly 50% in their […]

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Classes at Christmas

Our current class term finishes on Saturday 15 December with a small number of classes continuing over the Christmas holidays. Our new term starts Monday 7 January until Saturday 13 April. This is a perfect time to wish all our class goers a very happy Christmas break and see you in 2019! 17 & 19 Dec & 2-4 […]

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Choreo Award 19 Call Out

We are very pleased to announce an Open Call out for our dx Choreography Award 2019. The dx Choreography Award is an annual programme for artists at an early stage in their choreographic career, with some successful professional choreographic experience and an ambition to grow and further develop their practice. dx Executive Producer Lucie Mirkova explains, The programme […]

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Audition Humanhood

We are seeking 1 male dancer to join the company for the upcoming production Torus & future projects We are interested in: Fluid & dynamic movement quality. Raw and powerful stage/performance presence. An acute sense of rhythm. Minimum height: 180cm Age: 26 years old or under (graduates only) Wishing to be part of Humanhood’s journey. […]

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New CAT Team Announced

DanceXchange and Sampad (South Asian Arts and Heritage) announce five exciting new artistic appointments for The Centre for Advanced Training for South Asian and Contemporary Dance (CAT), as it enters its tenth year. Both DanceXchange and Sampad are thrilled to announce the appointments of Artistic Associates Kerry Nicholls, Aakash Odedra and Shane Shambhu, and Principal […]

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U.Dance 2019 / Call-Out

In association with One Dance UK, DanceXchange is pleased to host U.Dance WM, a regional youth dance platform as part of the national festival U.Dance. U.Dance 2019 will present a vibrant and exciting mix of dance genres and themes, performed by some of the best young performers from across the West Midlands. Throughout the day […]

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AUTUMN PERFORMANCES

We are very excited to announce our latest performance season which runs from 2 October – 1 December 2018 in The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome, and also includes a number of performances and digital works which will be presented in alternative spaces across the city. Lucie Mirkova, Executive Producer at DanceXchange says: This season the programme reflects […]

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Commercial Tutor Needed

We are looking for a confident, passionate and enthusiastic tutor who has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching commercial dance for beginners.  The ideal candidate will be able to easily adapt their teaching to suit regular attendees as well as those who drop in on a one-off or occasional basis Shortlisted tutors will be required […]

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Commercial Tutor Needed

We are looking for a confident, passionate and enthusiastic tutor who has extensive knowledge and experience of commercial dance to beginners. The ideal candidate will be able to easily adapt their teaching to suit regular attendees as well as those who drop in on a one-off or occasional basis. Shortlisted tutors will be required to […]

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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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CULTURAL CONNECTORS

Neon Dance seeks two Cultural Connectors (age 18-24) in 5 locations across the UK to work alongside Neon Dance’s Artistic Director Adrienne Hart to act as a bridge between Neon Dance’s work Puzzle Creature and the local community for the Birmingham performances of Puzzle Creature at DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome. Fee: £500 Role: This role is task-based, not […]

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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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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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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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