"The new programme offers vital support by providing employment to freelance artists and maintaining the vital connections for dancers in the regional community."
Lucie Mirkova, Head of Artistic Programmes at DanceXchange said: "The Birmingham Pro Class initiative has gone from strength to strength over the last year demonstrating the determination of the dance sector in supporting each other and ensuring that Birmingham and the West Midlands is a great place for dance artists and companies to flourish.
"It is fantastic that the success of the initiative to-date means that Birmingham Pro Class can self-fund these new online classes and support tutors with valuable work at a moment which is incredibly difficult for freelance artists.
"The classes will also provide an important means to remaining connected with the dance community as well as maintaining fitness."
Details of the full 10 week programme will be published online at the Birmingham Pro website.
Classes announced so far are:
Thursday 9 April at 10am - Laura VanHulle
A highly physical release dance class adjusted for small spaces. Laura uses her background in Cunningham as a basis for her highly physical classes which combine multiple influences including African dance, Kathak and yoga.
Thursday 16 April at 10am - Dorcas Walters
Former principal dancer with Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Thursday 23 April at 10am - Chris Radford
Thursday 30 April at 10am - Martina Bussi
Thursday 7 May at 10am - Caldonia Walton
Thursday 14 May at 10am - Avatâra Ayuso
Visit the website for more details in the coming weeks.