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Dance for everyone at the NEW Dance SPACE

Posted in ACE Youth, Classes, Education and Schools, Mana, Uncategorized on January 30, 2014 by charlottegregory

TUESDAYS
IMG_1024Intermediate Contemporary Class //Tuesday evenings from 11 Feb // 6.30 – 8pm  A weekly dance class for students & dance enthusiasts. Company members from the ‘Mana’ tour will teach, with guest choreographers invited periodically. Attenders will expand on their dance knowledge & vocabulary, explore contemporary styles, push themselves & gain an insight to the professional world of dance.

THURSDAYS
DSC_7314ACE youth New Recruits 12-18yrs // Thursdays // 6pm-7.30pm Dance training & technique in a variety of styles for young people. ACE youth new recruits is a feeder into ACE youth Performing Company.

ACE youth Performing Company // Thursdays // 7.30pm-9pm
ACE youth Performing Company tour both nationally & internationally & have developed a growing reputation for exciting, physical, challenging work.
ACE Youth are the youth dance company of ACE dance and music. ACE youth classes are a mixture of different styles such as contemporary, ballet, African & street style dance. We aim to encourage and inspire young people to have freedom of expression through dance.

“I always look forward to Thursdays because of ACE. I love training with highly energetic dancers & very approachable teachers. We are a big family driven by the same passion – dance. Our desire to perform connects us & motivates everyone to reach our full potential. The high standard of training will help me pursue my dream of becoming a professional dancer while the discipline I acquire will keep me grounded and humble throughout my dance career.” (Grace Camba 17 years)

SATURDAYS
AAO_7162 (2)ACE dance and music offer Creative Dance classes for 2 -11 year olds on Saturday mornings. Our teachers draw on your child’s natural abilities, encouraging potential, nurturing inventiveness & building physical confidence as movement vocabulary develops.

Parents and Tots // 2-4yrs // Saturdays // 10am-10.45am _DSC9196Playful & practical sessions to encourage young children to express themselves with the support of their parent/carer. Through movement play, music & games, toddlers & carers have the opportunity to have fun working together to explore their physicality and develop confidence.

Funky Fusion // 5-8yrs // Saturdays // 11am-12pm
A fun session where children begin to build physical co-ordination & confidence in creative classes which offer them the opportunity to create their own imaginative movement sequences and dance phrases.

Fused // 9-11yrs // Saturdays // 12pm-1.15pm
Children are introduced to the principles & foundations of contemporary dance technique. They will have the opportunity to work creatively together, devise movement work of their own & develop performance skills.

IMG_1019ANY DAY
Open company class // Monday 10 – Friday 28 Feb // Daily, Mon–Fri // 10-11.30am  Come along to ACE company class, running throughout the rehearsals for our production ‘Mana’. Classes are led by ACE Artistic Director Gail Parmel, plus guest teachers, offering yoga, ballet & circuit training. A minimum of 3 years dance training is recommended.

All Classes are £5. For more details & to book a place please email info@acedanceandmusic.com or call the ACE office on 0121 3145830.

Classes at the NEW dance SPACE this spring

Posted in Classes, Mana, Uncategorized on January 23, 2014 by The Lift Creative Services

Classes at the NEW dance SPACE this Spring

Find out more about our classes for professional dancers, students and dance enthusiasts… then call 0121 3145830 to book or email info@acedanceandmusic.com

Afrobeats – a great success!

Posted in Classes, Uncategorized on May 8, 2013 by The Lift Creative Services

The Afrobeats project has been a fantastic experience. We worked with 15 seniors from the Annie Woods friends group working with traditional African and Caribbean dance, drumming and singing. We used a traditional dance entitled ‘Quadrille’ as our basis to formulate our sharing using partner work, group dances and also solos. The highlight of the project was learning new information about our heritage and how it is relevant to today, this will be useful for further practice with our young people here at ACE. The end sharing at Newtown Community Centre on 7th May was ‘AMAZING’ the seniors were full of life they worked well as team. It was great to see the seniors’ family and friends come out and support them. The seniors were really proud of what they had achieved in such a small amount of time and are very keen to continue a relationship with ACE dance and music.

‘Ace has put some life back into the Annie Woods group and it’s been great having young people working with us’ Christine Wilkes

This project was supported by Birmingham City Council.

Afrobeats project group

October madness

Posted in ACE Youth, Classes, Education and Schools, ICE, Revival on October 17, 2011 by The Lift Creative Services

This October there are many ways to get involved with ACE, get dancing or get inspired…

Tues 18 Oct // 6 – 8.30pm // Friends of ACE open
evening, drinks and nibbles, performances from ACE dance and music, ACE Youth and class members // The Link Dance Space,Digbeth // Just turn up

Wed 19 Oct // 6 – 9pm Revival FREE launch event, taster dance and drumming workshops.
Everyone welcome // come along and give
it a go! // The Drum, Pit and cafe bar, Birmingham // Just turn up

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Oct Dance: Desir // ACE Youth & friends dance showcase // Dancers from Europe
and the UK. An exciting evening celebrating
the creative talents of teenagers // Foyle Studio,mac, Birmingham mac // Box Office 0121 446 3232 // http://www.macarts.co.uk //
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