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Polly Hudson

Mon 18th Mar 2024, 10:30am

About the class

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is a dance technique that is characterised by its use of imagery, tactile studies and embodied dancing. It differs from other dance techniques in that it fuses improvisational approaches, image and alignment without the use of set steps. In SRT we are unravelling layers of holding and letting go of preconceptions of who we are in our dancing, and in our very selves, and perhaps therefore in our approach to our creativity.

Everyone is welcome.

In-class Information

The studio at FABRIC will be accessible from 10 am for participants to use for self-warm-up, to get familiar with the space and/or to mingle. 

Please note: filming for social media takes place in class. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform a member of staff or the Brum Pro Class Co-ordinator before class.


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.

Birmingham Hippodrome
Thorp Street
B5 4TB

T: +44(0)121 667 6730

ACE Dance and Music

ACE Space,

54-57 Floodgate Street,


B5 5SL


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

The first time you book a class you will need to make a new account. 

Booking online in advance is recommended. 

Card payment is available on the day at reception. 

Please note: filming for social media takes place in class. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform a member of staff or the Brum Pro Class Co-ordinator before class.


FABRIC Level 5 Studios


Polly Hudson

Polly Hudson is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique, the principles of which underpin her approach to teaching, making art and daily activities. Her PhD was the first in dance by publication in the UK, and it considered Skinner Releasing Technique in relationship to creativity in dance performance making.

Polly’s work focuses on the process within artistic practice, ethical embodied approaches to teaching and interaction, Skinner Releasing Technique, and eco-somatics. As a gardener, she is curious about at what point a practice or an activity becomes art. She has made performance and screendance works that have been shown in the UK and internationally to critical acclaim over a twenty-five-year period.

Polly was previously Course Director for Dance at Coventry University and is currently Head of Movement at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she leads on and teaches movement provision for actors and supervises MA and PhD students.