DanceXchange offers world-class training

DanceXchange is offering world-class, specialist dance training in Contemporary, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance for 10-19 year olds, as well as means-tested funding available through the Music and Dance Scheme.

DanceXchange is one of just nine recognised National Dance Centres of Advanced Training (CAT) within the UK, offering Contemporary training to talented West Midlands students and the only South Asian CAT offered within the UK.

The CAT (South Asian) is a partnership between sampad South Asian Arts and DanceXchange, Birmingham aimed at young dancers 11-16 who have shown exceptional talent in Bharatanatyam and Kathak and represents a Government and Dance Industry recognition and growing interest in developing these dance forms within the UK.

The Contemporary dance training is available to West Midlands students only with Stage 1 Auditions to be held 16th May, while auditions for Bharatanatyam are on 23rd May and Kathak on 13th June.

At the initial auditions Course Tutors are seeking to identify students who can show commitment to dance with evidence of exceptional talent for their age, experience and chosen dance specialism.

They will assess creativity, performance quality, physicality and technical skills as well students approach to working in dance.

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Successful students will be invited to attend Stage 2 auditions in June.

The CAT (South Asian) students will start in September and attend intensive training at DanceXchange, Birmingham, in school holidays and a local tutor weekly which offers an alternative to boarding or fully residential courses. The CAT (Contemporary) students also start in September and attend weekly Sunday tuition at DanceXchange as well as intensive training in the school holidays.

Further details on auditions and an application form are available online at