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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

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.

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)

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.

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 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

Mana, touring from March 2014

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

The spring 2014 tour of Mana is kicking off at Solihull Arts Complex on 4th March



Click here to download the tour flyer and read it on ISSU

And now for some AMAZING audience feedback

“Magical, mystical, hypnotic and moving…overall great. Really enjoyed the music and the incredible lighting.”

“Very creative, a harmony of movement. Dramatic, dynamic and soul searching. The emotions were drawn out in the dance.”

“Energetic, rhythmic…It was expertly executed…Beautiful monk like costumes. The combination of rhythm, sound and rapid dance gave a tribal feel to the pieces. A very memorable and beautiful performance.”

“Strong, powerful, physically challenging, thought provoking, spiritualistic, passionately rhythmic….The energy and passion inspired me.”

“It was a blast of pure energy…Beautiful choreography…The lighting, the dancers, the feel, the energy…very brilliant. Both parts of the performance were wonderful, each had its own memorable moments.”

“Amazing, stunning and spectacular, particularly the earthy effects and the emotions the dancers exerted.”

“A great combination of movement, music and lighting. The best night of dance I have seen. A very talented group of dancers.”

Mana tour flyer autumn 2013

Posted in Mana, Uncategorized on August 22, 2013 by The Lift Creative Services
touring autumn 2013

touring autumn 2013

touring autumn 2013

touring autumn 2013

Mana – touring from November 2013

Posted in Mana on April 24, 2013 by The Lift Creative Services


This summer we will be creating our exciting new touring production Mana: a collaboration between ACE’s Directors and international choreographers Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa) and José Agudo  (Spain). Mana will premiere on 7 & 8 Nov 2013 at mac Birmingham.

There will be plenty of opportunities for professional dancers to get involved, via a professional intensive with Vincent Mantsoe and an audition.