U.Dance 2017

"Nationwide festivals give our dancers so much - a sense of the bigger picture; they bond as a company"

U.Dance 2015 Group Leader

Coming to Birmingham Hippodrome, U.Dance 2017 will showcase the tremendous talent of young dancers, who have been selected from across the country to perform.

The festival will include three public performances and tickets will be available for these in early 2017.

Participants will get to take part in a range of workshops, career discussions and social activities as part of their festival experience.

To be in with a chance of taking part, groups should apply through their local regional dance organisation, more details can be found here.

U.Dance 2017 is delivered by:

One Dance UK logo in partnership withsmall Bhip logo

Local Participation across the U.Dance Weekend

To celebrate the U.Dance 2017 national festival coming to Birmingham, DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome have two opportunities for youth and school dance groups to take part in a U.Dance 2017 engagement programme:

  • The Schools’ Challenge ’17 includes taster workshops and an opportunity for school groups to perform on Friday 14 July in the Patrick Centre, before watching the main stage U.Dance 2017 performance.
  • Youth dance group leaders have the opportunity to explore choreographic and developmental ideas for their groups during a practical training day. Their groups will have the chance to come and see the Saturday 15 July performance on the Hippodrome Main Stage.

More information coming soon…