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Shane Shambhu

Thu 6th June 2024, 10:00am

About the class

Expect a unique and refreshing approach to connecting with the body through the principles of bharatanatyam with a contemporary lens. This class will work through strength, flow and expansion with rhythm to connect to self expression through breath, intention and detailed gesticulation culminating in learning a series of hybrid dance sequences.

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.


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About Shane

Shane Shambhu

Shane Shambhu is Creative Director of international theatre company, Altered Skin, creating movement-led theatre rooted in the South Indian Performing Art of Bharatanatyam. He is an award-winning choreographer and Artistic Associate of CAT Yuva Gati. His two-decade career spans many different roles across artistic genres including work with BBC TV & Radio, British Council, Complicite (National Theatre Live), Royal Opera House, Shobana Jeyasingh, Mavin Khoo to name a few.

He has developed a unique dance/movement vocabulary stemming from the principles of bharatanatyam creating a unique approach to dance and theatre which formed part of the East 15 World Performance degree and delivered at Grotowski Institute (Poland), Les Reperages (Brazil), NorthWestern University (Chicago), Goldsmiths University and UEL.