• Learning from Each other…

                        The exchange is about learning from each other and creating a piece together that will be shared to family and friends on the last day of the exchange. The group are working extremely fast, hard and I can see their working attitude is very positive […]

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  • UNTOLD Taught ACE Youth how to AZONTO!

    The room was full of excitement and concentration, UNTOLD move FAST! It was interesting to observe choreography from UNTOLD and how it differed to ACE’s style. The routine focused on musicality, ensuring the odd beats in the track were brought forward by the movement.  ACE Youth members explored the movement and were not shy of asking […]

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  • Hip Hop with Shanelle Clemenson

    During the exchange week, Shanelle Clemenson came to ACE to give the young people some variety. Throwing it back to the past…. “You can see the smiles of achievement. The young people are really feeling the Hip Hop grooves today! The pace is different to contemporary dance, it is more up beat yet the dancers […]

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  • Chatter chatter chatter.

                                        Day 3: Identity session led by Skecia Mardenborough Stop the dancing and let’s get talking…What makes up your identity? The young people were spread across the studio in small groups, discussing their influences and cultural backgrounds. The first feedback session […]

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  • ACE Youth Meet UNTOLD …

    Let’s throwback in time…a perspective from Naomi, ACE Administration Officer Day 1 – Monday 20th February Welcome to Birmingham UNTOLD. It is the first day of our AMSTERDAM exchange week. UNTOLD dancers are entering ACE Space with beaming smiles; hugs and special welcomes are the first activity of the exchange. The greetings are heart warming, friends reunited – we […]

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  • ACE dance and music receive £150,000 funding boost from Arts Council England

    Last week, it was announced by Arts Council England that Birmingham-based contemporary dance company, ACE dance and music, has received £150,000 in funding as part of the ‘Catalyst Evolve’ programme, a £1.6 million investment in arts and cultural organisations across the West Midlands.  Catalyst Evolve is aimed at supporting organisations with a limited track record […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 7

    “It’s Bria again with my last entry! The Amsterdam exchange has been such a learning experience this week. I have learned a lot about many things, such as the way Amsterdam embraces culture very differently to the way we do in England. This was very eye opening for me and going back to Birmingham I […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 6

      “Tyler here. Today was our first opportunity to showcase the piece we have been working on throughout the week with Desta to an audience built up of the friends and family of Untold and The Untouchables. Desta first needed to put in place the finishing touches and to piece certain sections together. Because we […]

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  • ACE youth in Amsterdam // Day 5

    “Bria again and another day in Amsterdam… Today has been such an eventful day! First, we started with a class from Desta where we rehearsed our performances for tomorrow and Saturday. We were able to add three new sections which finished the dance piece. Next we need to work on the material and timing to make sure […]

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