We are based in Birmingham City Centre, within the Birmingham Hippodrome Campus.

FABRIC hosts 3 strands for the National Centres for Advanced Training (CAT) in dance:

  • Contemporary styles – for young people based in the East Midlands
  • Contemporary styles – for young people based in the West Midlands
  • South Asian styles (Yuva Gati) – for young people from throughout the UK


For young people aged between 11-18 years

FABRIC Centre for Advanced Training, West Midlands is a fully inclusive programme and support is available for young people with disabilities or those who may have additional access needs.


Classes are held on Saturdays during term time and intensive projects are held during school holidays. Students also have the opportunity to access a mid-week training session in one of the established local youth dance companies that we support. Our students regularly work with some of the UK’s most inspiring dance professionals and collaborate with international dance artists to explore various classical and contemporary techniques alongside choreography and creative processes.

Taster Sessions:

We have regular open days throughout the year and details of our auditions are posted on our website as they become available.


Centre for Advanced Training Open Day, Birmingham :

Saturday 16 March 3.45 pm -6.00 pm

FABRIC, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB

Calling all young dance enthusiasts aged 11 to 16, and up to 20 for D/deaf or disabled individuals. You’re invited to our Centre for Advanced Training Open Day in Birmingham.

Join us at our Birmingham studios for an opportunity to learn more about our West Midlands contemporary and Yuva Gati strand.

Our open day gives you a taste of our current Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme. You’ll get to see some of our current students in action during their classes. Aftwards those of you attending the open day can immerse yourself in a hands-on practical workshop, finishing with an interactive Q&A session.Don’t miss out! This is your chance to get an insight and explore, create, and connect with our West Midlands CAT team alongside others who love to dance.

The Open Day is free to attend but you must register. Click here to register.



Click here to find out more about entry onto the programme



Assistant Producer : Learning

Birmingham Hippodrome,
Thorp Street,
Birmingham B5 4TB

0121 667 6730

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