News article

Young people from across Warwick district offered the chance to dance on the world stage

Applications are now open to young people aged 16-30 from across Warwick district to be part of Critical Mass 2022 dance and movement collective, a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the biggest events of 2022, including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.

Participants will learn new dance styles, meet other young dancers and work with professional dancers to create and participate in a wide variety of performances.

Sessions and rehearsals will take place across the West Midlands, with a range of Summer Camps taking place during August where participants can find out more about the project and begin their journey with this exciting project. Summer Camps will take place across the region including Birmingham city centre, Selly Oak, Royal Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Worcester.

Summer camps are taking place at Motionhouse’s Spencer Yard studio in Royal Leamington Spa, on Sunday 15 August at 11am and Thursday 26 August at 6pm. To sign up visit

Critical Mass 2022 is a unique collaboration between Arts Connect, Birmingham 2022, DanceXchange and the Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG), a dedicated network of 70+ dance organisations across the West Midlands who are passionate about developing dance participation.

The project is a part of the Birmingham 2022 cultural programme and made possible thanks to generous support from Spirit of 2012, the London 2012 legacy funder that invests in projects which help people feel better about themselves, others and their communities.