The BCDH provides a rich diverse, accessible and inclusive programme of dance for children and young people.



The BCDH provides a rich diverse, accessible and inclusive programme of dance for children and young people.

A Posi+ive Life

from Autin Dance Theatre


Were delighted to welcome Autin Dance Theatre with A Posi+ive Life at Walsall Arena on Thursday 4 February 2021 with our first ever live, socially distanced performance.

A Posi+ive Life is an interactive sex ed and coming of age dance theatre experience for teenagers and young adults aged 12 years plus. Tickets are sold out for most performances, but there are still some available for the 1.30pm show. The tickets allow you to see the performance live at Walsall Arena or live streamed to your school or college as well as a full days workshop. Workshops are available in person at your base on the dates below, or similarly can be accessed via digital resources at your school or college.

Workshop Dates:

Wed 06 Jan
Thu 07 Jan 2021
Fri 08 Jan 2021
Thu 14 Jan 2021
Fri 15 Jan 2021

A Posi+ive Life is an accessible, immersive and interactive theatre experience led by six contemporary characters featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation.

The piece is a special invitation to a house party like no other, where a web of stories around sex, love and relationships unveils, with audience participation and original scenography transporting the guests to the heart of the story.

The play runs for approximatively 75 minutes and is aimed at young people (12+) with an uplifting and engaging message on self-love, sexual health topics and sex education stories that can be enjoyed by all!

Autin believe that effective sex and relationship education is essential if young people are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. 

A Posi+ive Life is an original performance that engages with young audiences about issues and stories in a safe environment.

Thursday 4 February 2021at Walsall Arena and Arts Centre or Live Streamed
1.30pm | Tickets 5.00 per participant for show and full workshop

More info here

Email Maggie for tickets on: maggie@blackcountrydance.com

Autin Dance Theatre and Black Country Dance Hub present

A Posi+ive Life with the support of Arts Council England, the National Lottery Community Fund and MAC, Midlands Arts Centre.


New Horizons Digital Dance Festival

We’re excited to premiere our Digital Dance Festival on Mon 14 and Tue 15 Dec 2020

We’re counting down to the premiere of New Horizons Digital Dance Festival, where we have two nights of stunning performances planned for you from a whole host of dance organisations, schools, colleges and universities spanning the West and East Midlands. On Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December 2020 from 6.30pm the festival will premiere on our Facebook and YouTube channels. The event is free, you just need to tune in and watch. We’d love for you to join us across both nights if you’re able to and share your love and comments, but of course you’ll be able to enjoy the festival afterwards too.


The groups were asked to share new or existing pieces that responded to our theme of ‘Performing in a Changing World’. We have been blown away by the commitment they have shown to the project and the quality of the films we have received. The participants have shown true resilience in delivering such wonderful work during this challenging year, they have shown real passion, enthusiasm and talent and we’re so very proud to be able to share New Horizons with you.

We’d like to offer our thanks to everyone who has been involved in the project, from the participants, to the leaders, choreographers, teachers, filmmakers, editors, hair and make-up artists, stylists, parents, carers, friends and family – without you the project would not have been possible.

Of course, a massive thank you also for the public funding we received from Arts Council England from the National Lottery and its players and to Mark Anderson of InfuseDANCE for editing the festival together. Finally, thanks to Walsall Arena and Arts Centre for their continued support.

We’d also like to thank Poole Hayes Academy, Christopher Whitehead Language College and the University of Wolverhampton who were part of the original festival line-up, but who sadly have had to pull out due to the Coronavirus.

Please Note – due to music licensing some of the sound content may be muted when watching on Facebook. If this happens please log on to our YouTube page instead. You will be able to see the direct link to the Festival film in the comments on the evening.