Creating opportunities for young people to perform

U.Dance

Dance United London Performance Company performing at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

Dance United London Performance Company performing at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

U.Dance is a national programme which seeks to increase the number of performances involving young people and support those who organise them. It raises awareness of the events that take place right across the country. The framework aims to provide dance performance opportunities for every child and young person in the country.

There are two main strands – U.Dance Event Registration and the National Youth Dance Festival.

 

 

Register a U.Dance Event

Momentum Youth Dance performing at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

Momentum Youth Dance performing at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

Registering your dance performance as a U.Dance event is a great way to join a national network of dance platforms for children and young people! Registration is free and has great benefits, including participation certificates for each of your dancers and resources to help you run your performance platform.

If your dance performance involves children and young people from more than one school or group it may be eligible. Learn more about registering a U.Dance event.

 

U.Dance National Festival

National Young Dance Ambassadors at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

National Young Dance Ambassadors at U.Dance 2014; Photographer Brian Slater

The U.Dance National Festival showcases some of the very best youth dance work from across England. The 2016 U.Dance National Festival took place 8-10 July at The Lowry, Salford.

 

U.Dance is supported by Arts Council England, Harlequin Floors, The Boparan Charitable Trust, The Granada Foundation, and The Marina Kleinwort Trust.

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