Based in Halesowen, ME Dance Company is a energetic contemporary dance company that provides dance classes in dance technique and performance.
Led by Marcia Edwards (Ba hons, Pttls) a former dancer, choreographer and teacher, ME Dance Company provides dance training to youth, students and professional dancer's that want to learn or develop in the style of contemporary dance .
Dance classes look at all the technical elements needed to assist a dancers training and we aim to create strong healthy dancers in a positive environment.
Trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Marcia has worked with Ace Dance and Music, State of Emergency dance company and Dida dance company Norway.
She has worked with choreographers such as Neville Campbell, Janice Garret, Jamie Watton, Gail Parmel, Barwen Tavaziva, Koffi Koko, Akiko Kitamura, Vincent Mantsoe, Andile Sotiya and Robert Moses.
During her career she has also worked on site specific collaborations with companies such as Motionhouse Dance Theatre and Angel dance.
Marcia has represented Birmingham as dance leader in the Big Dance and has worked on dance related projects for Worcestershire County Council and National Trust.
She has also appeared in a documentary for Channel 4 and been interviewed for West Midlands BBC News.
Commercially she has danced along side Diversity and George Sampson (Britain's Got Talent) and has danced internationally in Switzerland, Zurich, Paris and Romania.
Marcia has been the dance teacher for Great Britain's National School Games and has taught HND and BTEC dance as a lecturer in many colleges and universities.
Choreographically she has created dances for many years and has shown her work at venues such as the Mac and Crescent Theatre (Birmingham) and Artrix (Bromsgrove).
Her work extends through teaching professional classes and auditions for companies like 2Faced Dance Company, Birmingham Dance Network (BDN) and Dancexchange.
Marcia Edwards Dance Company is about progression and development and ensuring that dancers have the correct technical training for a long dance career.
Classes on Monday's from 6pm
ALL OUR CLASSES ARE CONTEMPORARY BASED AND CONCENTRATE ON MARTHA GRAHAM'S CONTRACTION AND RELEASE EXERCISES.
ME DANCE COMPANY JUNIORS
Junior classes are for youth/ students aged 13 -18 and concentrate on strength, co -ordination and flexibility.
The class provides a professional level of training with feedback . This training allows them to develop and have the opportunity of potentially becoming part of a performance company.
ME DANCE COMPANY PROFESSIONAL CLASS 18+
If you are a professional dancer or are training to become one, these classes allow you to maintain a strong technique and improve your performance skills.
The class will improve your fitness and also prepare you for future professional auditions.
ME DANCE COMPANY INTENSIVE TUITION CLASSES (WITH MARCIA EDWARDS)
This class is with the Artistic Director of the company.
If you are looking to develop your technique or preparing for auditions these intensive sessions will provide you with coaching in choreography, technique and performance.
ME DANCE COMPANY GUEST TEACHER (WITH MARCIA EDWARDS)
This is open to professional dance companies, Colleges or Universities who have a strong department in HND, BTEC or Degree Dance qualifications.
This class has two options:
1hr 30 minutes Technique class
2hr Dance/ Performance Workshop
ME Dance Company Classes Are Based At, Windsor High School & Sixth Form Richmond St, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Over the years I have known Marcia as a performer with ACE dance and music, then as a teacher and choreographer and I am always in awe of her energy, drive and creativity. She has worked with Dancefest many times leading advanced contemporary classes, schools projects and choreographing for W’ire Youth Dance Company and DFY (Dancefest Youth). Her passion for dance is clearly communicated to those she teaches, she strives to enable participants to achieve their best in a way that is dynamic, friendly and fun.
Rose Beeston (Dancefest Director)
I have been very fortunate to have had Marcia Edwards take classes for both my College and Youth Dance Company. Her energy and verve for dance is the first thing that strikes you and then the wealth of knowledge and experience of technique and performance seeps through the entirety of her work. Her technique classes build strength and stamina with Graham, African and Cunningham influences seamlessly fusing to create Marcia’s unique style. The performance work which is produced with such ease, is fierce, bold and intelligent. The students always come away inspired, challenged and in a flurry of excitement.
Marcia is highly professional, seriously trained and a force to be reckoned with. I will continue to invite her back time and time again.
Translucent Dance Company
State Of Emergency TourState of emergency's Mission Re-position tour.
Artistic Director Deborah Baddoo.
Skin Tour with Ace dance and musicAce Dance And Music Professional tour under the direction of Gail Parmel and Ian Parmel.
Photographed by Brian Slater photography.