Dance in Birmingham
The home of the Royal Ballet is sure to offer plenty of award-winning
dance shows and venues and you won’t be disappointed with the
selection on offer.
The Hippodrome Theatre [map],
Hurst Street, is affectionately known as “the old lady of Hurst
Street” and dates back to 1899. This is the Midlands leading
theatre and has a programme brimming with dance events from international
touring productions to local amateur schools showcasing young talent.
There’s nothing amateur about The Birmingham Royal Ballet
Hurst Street, B5. Founded in 1931 by Ninette de Valois, the ballet
has gained an international reputation for quality and particularly
inspiring productions include Swan Lake and Giselle.
Midlands Art Centre [map],
Cannon Hill Park, plays host to a number of dance events crossing
a wide selection of cultures. So whether you want to watch or take
part, join more than half a million visitors who flock here every
The Harlequin Dance Club [map]
is one of Birmingham’s most prestigious dancing establishments.
Harlequin offers the opportunity for individual one-to-one tuition;
so if you have a specific dance style that you just want to learn
or you want to concentrate on technique then contact them to arrange
a private lesson. Private lessons are available during the daytime
and at weekends subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
Harlequin Dance Club is based at Adams Hill, Bartley Green.
Learn a new way to boogie by signing up for one of the many courses
at The Dance Workshop Café [map],
Alcester Road, Moseley, or get some serious Latin spirit by joining
the thousands of Birmingham people who have taken salsa to their hearts.
You can find plenty of salsa classes around Birmingham and one particularly
lively venue is The Salsa Party at Ipanema [map],
Ipanema Bar, Brindleyplace, Broad Street.
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