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Chris Radford

Thu 16th Nov 2023, 10:00am

About the class

Focusing on using the breath to wake up the body and energise the mind, the class is based in Contemporary and Afro-fusion techniques, working on expansive full-body movement, engaging central muscularity, and finding freedom and fluidity in the spine.The class will be physically challenging while drawing on Linden Dance’s work with athletic trainers and psychologists to promote a safe and positively challenging space for everyone to thrive. Let’s laugh, smile and sweat 🙂

Booking

Pay-as-you-go– Online booking will close 15 minutes after the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class. Tickets can also be brought by card at reception, places are subject to availability.

Membership– You will not need to pre-book your class, just register at the reception 10 minutes before your chosen class.

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Class FAQs

Brum Pro Class is for any professional artists or second/third-year vocational dance students who would like to continue development and push themselves in a challenging, high-quality professional class.

Classes take place in a variety of locations in the city.  Normally this is either FABRIC’s Studios, which is based on the Birmingham Hippodrome campus or ACE Dance and Music in Digbeth. Classes may also take place at other studios so please check carefully on booking, or call or visit.

FABRIC  
Birmingham Hippodrome
Thorp Street
Birmingham
B5 4TB
UK

T: +44(0)121 667 6730


ACE Dance and Music

ACE Space,

54-57 Floodgate Street,

Birmingham,

B5 5SL

UK

T: 0121 314 5830

Yes, although for many this is unlikely to be the most cost-effective way to book.  PAYG cost £8 per class and can be purchased in advance directly from here or via card payment at reception 10 minutes before the start of a class.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the class is cancelled.

We have a Monthly or Termly Membership that can all be set up online, full details can be found here.

Membership commences on the “Start Date” shown on the membership acceptance email – which is sent automatically when a member pays the fee.

Key Information

Booking online in advance is recommended.

Card payment is available on the day at reception.

Location

CDOB's Brazilian Cultural Centre

Tutor

Chris Radford

Christopher Radford is a professional dance performer, teacher and choreographer who works in the high-energy styles of African, Afro-fusion and Contemporary.

Originally from Birmingham, Chris started dancing as a member of ACE Dance and Music’s company. He moved on to formal training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds where he achieved a First-Class BPA (hons) Degree. After graduating NSCD he completed an apprenticeship with Scottish Dance Theatre, in conjunction with London Contemporary Dance School, achieving a Distinction Postgraduate Diploma.

After his apprenticeship, Chris became a freelance artist; touring nationally and internationally with companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Autin DT, ACE Dance and Music, Heather Walrond Company and Corey Baker Dance. He internationally performed works by choreographers; Damien Jalet, Anton Lachky, Rosie Kay and Fleur Darkin, and was involved in research and video development with Extended Play Dance, led by Jamaal Burkmar.

Recently, alongside performing, Chris has been teaching and choreographing on many schools and youth programmes throughout the Midlands, including CAT Birmingham and Nicholson School of Dance, and is the principal lecturer of Contemporary on Performers CollegeDegree Course. He has formed his own company with partner Sara Macqueen, Linden Dance Company, and has been researching, delivering and creating work as part of the Arts Connect THRIVEbursary, HG31 digital Commission and Beyond Borders project. Linden DC has performed at festivals including Birmingham Weekender, BIDF and Fest4all and has a youth company, Linden Youth, that is currently engaging in weekly classes and performance projects.

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