Day of Dance – one day, four styles to try, all free

Posted on 21-05-2018 by Sarah Hinksman

Final Fabulous Summer of Sport

This June, get your dancing shoes on with our free day of dance at the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Covering ballet, ballroom, contemporary and commercial dance, there’s something for everyone, whatever your style!

Your Day of Dance Programme:

10.00-11.00 Ballet
11.30-12.30 Ballroom
13.00-14.00 Contemporary
14.30-15.30 Commercial

Find out more about each style below.

You can choose any or all of the sessions. All you need to do is register for the session/s you fancy on Eventbrite and make sure you’re ready for an amazing day on Sunday 17th June. You’ll need to do a separate registration for each session you’ll be coming to, but it’s quick and easy to do.

What: Free day of dance – introductory classes featuring four different styles. There are more details below.

When: Sunday 17th June, four hour-long classes between 10am-3:30pm.

Where: Studio 5, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street, B5 4AU. Thorp Street is about five minutes walk from New Street Station and is just round the corner from the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

No previous dance experience is needed for any of the sessions.

Ballet, 10am

The day begins with this fantastic classical dance, introducing you to the basics of barre work and working with you on strength, flexibility and grace. It’s harder than it looks, but the teacher will get you dancing! How many people can say they’ve danced ballet with the BRB?

Book for the Ballet Session on Eventbrite

Ballroom, 11:30am

An opportunity for you to feel like a Strictly star, the introduction to ballroom dancing session will get you moving across the floor before you know it. An exciting chance for everyone to dance ballroom without the restrictive gender roles of traditional sessions!

Book for the Ballroom Dance Session on Eventbrite

Contemporary, 1pm

This fabulous, fun session will get you dancing a short routine to modern music, getting your brain working alongside your body to coordinate and move, it is a brilliant way to take your mind away from the day to day!

Book for the Contemporary Dance Session on Eventbrite

Commercial, 2:30pm

Commercial is all about attitude and flare! If you’ve imagined yourself dancing on the Eurovision stage, this is the style to get you going. This session will be an energetic and exciting workout to fabulous tunes to finish your amazing day with the BRB.

Book for the Commercial Dance Session on Eventbrite


All you will need is comfortable sportswear (or lightweight stretchy clothing you can move around in), socks, and indoor trainers – or you can wear ballet shoes for the ballet session if you have them.

It’s a good idea to bring a bottle of water or other soft drink along.

Any questions? Get in touch on activate@blgbt.org

This is part of Activate’s Final Fabulous Summer of Sport – check out the other activities and enjoy June and July with us!