• ACE dance and music’s ‘Fused’ shortlisted for U.Dance 2019

    March 21, 2019

    Last week our in-house Saturday class ‘FUSED’ were shortlisted as one of the nine groups in the running to perform at the prestigious U.Dance 2019 showcase on the main stage of  London’s Southbank in July 2019. U.Dance 2019 is One Dance UK’s flagship youth event, providing the focal point for the U.Dance national performance programme. […]

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  • Executive Director Appointed at ACE dance and music

    Posted on March 14, 2019

    This month, Ann-Marie Wright officially starts her role as ACE dance and music’s new Executive Director. Ann-Marie has a wealth of skills, experience and enthusiasm to bring to ACE and we are looking forward to the positive changes and developments that this will bring to the organisation. Ann-Marie joins us from Public Health England where […]

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  • ACE at IABD

    February 12, 2018

    In January Gail and Ian Parmel, along with Education Officer Iona Waite addressed the 30th Anniversary conference of the International Association of Blacks in Dance in Los Angeles, a huge honour and a clear recognition of the achievements of ACE as a professional and educational Company over its 21-year history.   More than just one of […]

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  • Meet Iona Waite, Company member

    Posted on February 5, 2018

    Iona Waite began attending dance classes at her local community centre at the age of 9; a year later she joined ACE Youth and has been an integral member of the company ever since. Following a foundation course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she went on to achieve a BA Hons at the […]

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  • Meet Chris Radford, Company member

    January 16, 2018

    Christopher Radford is originally from Birmingham and started dancing as a member of ACE dance and music’s youth company, under the direction of Gail and Ian Parmel. He continued on to Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, in which he completed the foundation and degree course receiving first class honours. After graduating in 2014 […]

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  • DIANNA Enters its Final Phase

    January 4, 2018

    The Dancing in Aston and Newtown with ACE project, more affectionately known as DIANNA enters 2018 having brought its unique introductory and progressive programme of dance and music to 485 children aged 8-16 across north Birmingham, bringing the power of dance directly into schools during term time at a time when timetabled dance is under […]

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  • Iona Waite wins inaugural Dance Hub Grant

    December 15, 2017

    ACE Education Officer and Company dancer Iona Waite will be winging her way across the Atlantic in January to attend the prestigious International Association of Blacks in Dance conference taking place in Los Angeles at the end of that month. Thanks to one the first Developing Practice grants to be awarded by the Birmingham Dance […]

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