Brum Pro Class is a non-profit initiative supported by local dance artists, companies and organisations.
We have recently celebrated one year of operation, offering an exciting programme of regular dance classes, events and workshops for the growing professional dance community-based in the city and wider region.
This initiative is a response to the ambition of the city’s dance sector to have a consistent offer of classes in a variety of styles, open to professional dancers, recent graduates and those in training. Check out our frequently asked questions to find out more.
Brum Pro Class offers a membership model that encourages a collective share in the responsibility for making the classes sustainable.
Hear from the partners
During dance training, or when working full time in a company, daily class is a vital part of a dancer’s schedule, but as a freelancer, it can be hard to access regular, relevant affordable classes. The programme reflects the broad range of skills required by dance artists… It is fantastic that this scheme, which allows dancers to think long term about investing in themselves, is being co-created here in Birmingham.
Birmingham Pro Class is another great example of dance organisations in the Midlands working together and being ahead of the game. The model offers dancers the chance to experience classes and workshops in many contrasting styles, in a cost-effective way.
DANCEXCHANGE AND DANCE4 ARE MERGING
From mid-April 2022, DanceXchange and Dance4 will be coming together in a formal merger, building on the strengths of our two successful organisations. We are combining our complementary knowledge, skills and expertise to form a new, single, strategic organisation, FABRIC.
FABRIC will strive to inspire, increase and diversify engagement, co-create with the extraordinary people of the region, encourage creative leadership, develop talent, and celebrate the impact of dance and its place in public life. Jointly, we believe we can be more ambitious for dance made, produced and nurtured in the Midlands.
The work, people and resources of both DanceXchange and Dance4 will continue into the forming of FABRIC, and we will continue to operate and grow from our existing sites in Nottingham and Birmingham.
We look forward to this next exciting chapter, working with and for artists, audiences and communities, to create new opportunities and growth for dance in the Midlands and beyond.
You can find further details and FAQs at www.fabric.dance