Hip Hop (Open)

04 Oct 2021 to 06 Dec 2021



60 minutes

THIS CLASS HAS LIMITED CAPACITY AND TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ONLINE. Please read DanceXchange’s Covid-19 safety procedures to ensure you can return to the studio with us safely. You should only attend if you can present evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to your arrival. 

Focused on improving participants overall understanding and approach to freestyle by using Hip hop foundation alongside fundamentals of movement to assist individual improvement in and out of the studio. This class is not routine focused.

Max 20 Participants 


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Mon 15 Nov 21
Mon 22 Nov 21
Mon 29 Nov 21
Mon 06 Dec 21

Studio Class FAQs

Our staff members will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Ensure you arrive with evidence (text or email) of a NEGATIVE rapid lateral flow test result. Without this, you will be unable to enter the building so please remember to do this the day of your class. You can order free test kits here: www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Step 2: Wearing your mask, you will enter the building using the main staircase/lift to access Level 5.

Step 3: Check in at reception and sanitise your hands before entering the studio where you can remove your mask if you would like to. Please remember our changing/shower facilities are not open at this time so do come to class changed and ready to go!

Step 4: At the end of your class, you will be able to head out through the main staircase/lift.

Please ensure you are on time, if you are more than 15 minutes late to class you won’t be able to access the studio.

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here or click the shopping cart icon in the header of the website to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the class/event is cancelled. All tickets will be offered subject to availability at the time of booking. Please give us a call us on 0121 667 6730 to discuss further.
Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings & t-shirts for most classes. Please wear light-soled trainers or dance shoes (if you have them), Contemporary and yoga classes are bare feet.


No, these are currently closed until further notice.
We don’t have lockers so please take all your valuable possessions with you into the studio from the changing rooms.
Yes, please bring your refillable water bottle with you. You can take bottles with you into the studios.
You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 10 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone regardless of disability. Please call us on 0121 667 6730 to discuss any support you might need.

Key Information

60 minutes
Full Price: £7.00, Concession: £6.00
Suitable For


Nathan Lafayette

Hip Hop Tutor (he/him)

Birmingham based freelance dance teacher, choreographer and founder of hip-hop theatre company Jigsaw Collective, Nathan Sebastian Lafayette started with Bboying at DX under Mickael ‘Marso’ Rivière in 2004 and now is our resident Hip Hop teacher.

His perspective on teaching lies within the promotion of educating history, foundation and Terminology of the style but a strong focus on personal development within a comfortable but challenging space.

He is a strong advocate for crossing bridges between movement and is focused on the development and profiling of street dance artists working in and outside of the theatre space.

Nathan was awarded the DX choreo award spring 2018 title and continues to develop solo work as well as group work.

Kre8 2017 experimental battle winner alongside Laura Vanhulle.

Previous work includes Breakin Convention 2009/2014/2017, Birmingham Dance Network’s introducing, B.I.D.F with here we are dance, B.I.D.F performing solo work, Artists 4 Artists presents: Scratch Dat, Colour of Hip Hop, Zoonation residency with the Wolverhampton Grand, Birmingham opera company, Dance captain for the 2020 commonwealth handover games and Jigsaws collective’s headline show at the Crescent theatre as part of Birmingham Fest.