DanceXchange has launched a new programme of FREE online dance classes for young people and their families.

From Thursday 23 April, the Birmingham-based company will offer fun, energetic classes for all abilities, with children's classes launching with lessons in Bhangra, followed by Contemporary, Breakin and Musical Theatre dance styles over the next four weeks.

Each class will be 30 minutes long and streamed live from 4pm each Thursday on DanceXchange's Facebook page HERE. All classes are aimed at children up to 11 years, along with their families.

The new programme is confirmed as:

THURSDAY 23 April / 4pm - Bhangra with Sohan Kailey Learn traditional and folk Bhangra dance movements fused with Sohan’s own contemporary flavour accompanied by a vibrant Bhangra soundtrack.

THURSDAY  30 April / 4pm - Contemporary with Chris Radford  An explosive, joyful contemporary experience with Afro-fusion influences. Sure to make you smile and sweat!

THURSDAY 7 May / 4pm - Breakin with Jamaal O’Driscoll Try a variety of movement and steps, from the hip hop style of Breakin. Sequence together foundational steps involving Toprock, Go-Downs, Footwork patterns, and finish off with a Freeze to tell a story.

THURSDAY  13 May / 4pm - Musical Theatre with Katie Row A high energy session full of fun with a focus on the smash hit musical Matilda.