Professional Dance 4 U (PD4U)

PD4U is an exciting Professional Dance Programme that provides children & young people with the opportunity to watch live professional Dance and Physical Theatre performance in a professional venue and participate in workshops and choreographic projects

  • 4 Professional Dance Companies will perform at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre between February 2020 – December 2021
  • Each Company will deliver a programme of workshops for children and young people in schools, colleges and the community. 
  • Each Company performance will include a “Curtain-Raiser” created by the resident Company and performed before the professional show by children and young people 
  • A Family Show will be selected and managed by a group of young people from  St Anne’s Primary School  Walsall who will become “Young Promoters” supported by Black Country Touring 
  • The PD4U programme will be HIGHLY SUBSIDISED thanks to a Project Grant from Arts Council England & Midland Counties Community Fund

The first Company BCDH promoted at Walsall Arena as part of PD4U was “Rosie Kay” Dance Company with the Premier of the NEW “5 Soldiers” the body is the frontline in February 2020.

The performance was supported by 2 “Curtain-Raisers” by groups of students from 

  • INVICTUS Academy Trust – Dudley 
  • Streetly Academy – Walsall


Worked with International Choreographer Rosie Kay, to create a

 “Curtain – Raiser “     for the Professional Performance of “5 Soldiers”

 Invictus Academy Trust    

Streetly Academy worked with Shanelle Clemenson from Rosie Kay Dance Company to create a “Curtain-Raiser” for the “5 Soldiers” Performance.

Due to COVID – 19 
Our programme of performances has had to be re-scheduled 
We will update you when the new performance dates and Professional Companies are confirmed

BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG