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Next in-person session

In-person booking closes at midday 25.03.23
Online and replay access available until 9.45am 26.03.23

20% off for One Dance UK and Birmingham Dance Network Members
(contact them for the code)

Since piloting Dance Mama Live! back in 2019, we are excited to bring back the live and in-person element to this programme. We are delivering 3 in-person sessions with partners across the 10-month programme in Birmingham (One Dance UK), London (Sadler's Wells) and Leeds (Northern School of Contemporary dance). 

There are some exciting differences to our usual programme:

  • We will be in person!

  • We will be providing a children's workshop running alongside the adult workshop included in the price. 

  • We will be Zooming the sessions, so if you can't be there in person you can join us virtually.

  • All adult sessions will be recorded and available as replays after the event

  • Other benefits such as discounts to performances are included in your ticket

  • 20% discount (reduced price is £16) on tickets for One Dance UK and Birmingham Dance Network members - the discount code to be used at the check-out will be circulated by each organisation

Read on to find out how this will work, and what else we are providing:

What sessions are taking place?

Our usual webinars and workshops for parents in dance will be taking place at the following times with a children's workshop running alongside:

⏰ REMINDER - clocks go forward on this date!

9.30 - 10am                   Arrival

10 - 11am                      Webinar with Dr Nicky Keay on hormones, dance and parenting

10 - 11.15am                 Break

11.15am - 12.15pm     Dance workshop for adults with Melody Sinclair - main studio

                                        Dance and creative arts workshop for children with Johnny Autin (aged 3 - 7

                                        years approx - subject to demand)

12.15 - 12.30pm           Q&A with Melody Sinclair

12.30 - 1pm                   Time to chat


Where is this being held?

Floor 3, The DanceHub Birmingham, Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TB


Access is via the lift, and there will be a designated pram park area (this will be negotiable with very young babies). 

More information on getting to this area via Birmingham Hippodrome site

Nearby car parks are located at Edgbaston Street and the Arcadian.

Tell me more about the adult sessions

Please see our usual FAQs which will apply to this in-person and online, hybrid event. 

Tell me more about the children's workshop

Responding to who attends, our inclusive workshop will be for children aged 3 - 7 years (negotiable dependent on participant need, but will need to be able to use a toilet independently) and will be a great chance for your children to move and be creative whilst you are developing your dance skills. Drawing on his brilliant work, ‘Street Games’ as well as forthcoming production, 'Parade’ this workshop will be fun and playful for all who take part. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a snack. 

The session will take place in Birmingham Royal Ballet studios adjacent to Dance Hub. Our staff will guide families to drop-off and collection.

Can I bring my child into the adult sessions?

This is a personal choice and we want to make everyone welcome without childcare being a barrier to participate. At the same time, we also understand that some of you may prefer your child not to be with you. You will be asked to indicate your intentions through the booking process.

We are happy to have children in the space when we are hosting our webinar, but attendees need to remember that the webinar content is aimed at adults, not children. 

For the dance workshop, if people would like to have their baby with them, then we welcome this. We are providing a workshop for children alongside the adults to enable children aged 3 upwards to have a session more geared towards them and give you the freedom to work on your own practice. 

Alternatively, you may want to have the day out for yourself and leave your child with a trusted relative or friend, and they could take advantage of the discount to Dinosaur World Live that is taking place in the Hippodrome Building during that day. A discount code will be sent to you when you have booked your spot. 

What facilitates are there at the venue to support me with my child?

We are able to provide a pram park, quiet space and feeding room, kitchen (with fridge, microwave, kettle, drinking water and teas and coffees), nappy disposal. 

Although we have identified changing rooms as the best place for nappy changing, you will need to bring change mats and equipment for this, along with any other feeding equipment, clothes and toys that you think your child will need as at other play sessions or groups. 

Financial support

We are committed to supporting parents in dance. If you are experiencing any financial challenges that may affect your ability to attend, please get in touch as we may be able to help -

Any further questions - please get in touch with

We look forward to welcoming you to this event!