Performances marked * are optional


Festival Opening Show | 17 – 20 March 2022

This mass performance will launch Birmingham 2022 Festival.



Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF)* | 17 June 2022

Critical Mass will participate in this award-winning international festival in Birmingham.


July – August

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony | 28 July 2022

This will launch the beginning of the Commonwealth Games competition.

Commonwealth Games Live Sites* | 29 July – 8 August 2022

Smaller performance events across the region to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony* | 8 August 2022

This will mark the end of the Commonwealth Games competition.


To prepare for these performance opportunities we will be rehearsing in smaller groups on a weekly basis. As part of the joining process, you’ll be able to select which group you attend. Each weekly session will be approx. 1.5 hrs long. 

  • Lichfield / 5.30 – 7pm (FULL)​
  • North Birmingham / 6.30 – 8pm
  • Online / 6.30 – 8.00pm (FULL)​
  • Burton Upon Trent / 5.00 – 6.30pm (FULL)​
  • Coventry / 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Wallsall / 6.00-7.30pm
  • Aston / 6.30 – 8pm (FULL)​
  • Birmingham Central / 6.30 – 8pm (FULL)​
  • Dudley / 7.15 – 8.45pm
  • Birmingham Central / 6.30 – 8pm (FULL)​
  • Coventry / 6.30 – 8pm
  • Worcester / 5.45 – 7.15pm
  • Shrewsbury / 6 – 7.30pm
  • Halesowen / 5 – 6:30pm
  • Leamington Spa / 10.30am-12pm

Throughout the year there will also be a number of additional rehearsals where we will bring different rehearsal groups together as we start to build towards the mass performances. An overview of these dates will be provided as part of the joining process.

How To Get Involved

If you’re in a dance group already, interested in dance, or know someone who is, get in touch here or if you would like to get in touch with someone from the Critical Mass Team please email or phone us here.

There’s no need to have any previous dance experience and we are particularly keen to hear from participants who self-identify as disabled and/or are from Black, Asian, mixed and mixed ethnic backgrounds.

Critical Mass is accessible to all, please let us know if you want to be involved and there is something you will need from us to make that happen.

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