Sometimes only dance will do, and luckily for those of us living in the Midlands area of the UK, there are quite a few dance companies in existence that can tend to all of your dancing needs. While London is of course the capital of the UK and therefore one of the mainstays of the British dance scene, those that reside a little too far north for comfortable access to any London-based dance companies will be delighted to know that there is quite a wide selection available to them. If the dance schools listed conveniently on the London Dance website aren't in your reach therefore, there are quite a few below that may very well be of interest to those of you with a passion for dance or for anyone with a relative or family member that may also be looking for advice, tuition, or a practice area for their dancing needs.
ACE Dance and Music
Style: African and Caribbean Contemporary
With a self-proclaimed vision involving striving to be recognized nationally and internationally in the contemporary African and Caribbean and Caribbean dance scene, ACE Dance and Music are highly professional, hold workshops and classes, and also have a dance studio for hire.
Address: The Link Dance Space, The Ground Floor, 54-57 Floodgate Street, Birmingham B5 5SL
Telephone: 0121 314 5830
Anjali Dance Company
Anjali is one of the few dance companies specializing entirely in giving those with learning disabilities a chance to learn and refine skills of dance and to challenge the preconceptions of many that artistic/breathtaking performance and learning disabilities don't mix.
Address: The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 8QE
Telephone: 01295 251909
Anurekha Ghosh & Company
Style: Indian Classical and Contemporary
This dance company is one of the leading Kathak dance collectives in the UK, hoping to bring a unique mixture of eastern and western influences to their performances. Though the website's information is sparse, they hold regular dance classes and can be contacted for more information
Address: 58 Poplar Avenue, Birmingham, B17 8ES
Telephone: 0121 420 1062
Birmingham Royal Ballet
The Birmingham Royal Ballet need very little introduction. As a school of dance and as a sure-fire marker of quality in ballet performance, the company are second-to none in the midlands area and indeed nationally as well.
Address: Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AU
Telephone: 0121 245 3500
Style: Theatrical Dance
Energetic performances and an aim to educate those in the way of high-octane, visually-spectacular dance are just a few features of the Mobius Dance company.
Address: 26 Chestnut Place, Welsh Road West, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0LU
Website: No official working website, but check out their short profile on Dancers Pro
Motionhouse Dance Theatre
Motionhouse is a dance company that likes to brings its highly-acclaimed performances to the masses by touring regularly around the country. The company includes traditional and experimental values in their dance performances and has a dance studio where classes are held for those that wish to participate and learn.
Address: Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3SY
Telephone: 01926 887052
Rosie Kay Dance Company
Rosie Kay Dance Company tours around the UK but is based in Birmingham. They offer live performances, dance training, special events, and are a resource for dance education.
Address: 101 Ludgate Lofts, 17 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, B3 1DW
Sonia Sabri Company
Style: Indian (Kathak)
Offering up classical, contemporary, and urban Indian dance and touring with such performances on a regular basis, the Sonia Sabri Company are based in Birmingham and have several current productions for all to enjoy. The company also hosts workshops and classes to further the dance skills of those eager to learn and to provide and educational resource for anyone that is curious about the different dance styles and the implications of Kathak-style dance. Their calendar and various reviews of their performances can be found on their website.
Address: 25 Mark House, 14 Wake Green Road, Birmingham, B13 9HA
Telephone: 0121 449 2529