U.Dance 2017

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U.Dance 2017, the nation’s annual youth dance festival, will showcase the strength and talent of young dancers from across the country and enable the hundreds of young dancers to participate in classes, workshops, careers sessions and social activties during the three and half day residential.

The Performances, Birmingham Hippodrome:

  • Friday 14 July, 7.30pm

West Midlands-based Motionhouse Youth will share the stage for the opening performance with National Youth Dance Company, London’s Impact Youth, Edinburgh-based Ihayami Youth Collective, Hampshire Youth Dance Company, Northampton School for Boys, Northampton’s Dance2 (Advanced Company), Brighton’s Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance and London-based inclusive group, SLiDE.

  • Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm

The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland will be joined for the second performance by DanceXchange – Centre for Advance Training (Birmingham), Kidderminster’s Ignite Dance Company, Cambridge Youth Dance Company, Brighton’s Penny and Jules Youth Dance, Manchester’s Pointe Youth Dance Company, St Austell’s Undefined Dance Company, Division from Newcastle and three Yorkshire-based groups: High Storrs Dance Company, Momentum Dance and inclusive group, Me2 Inclusive Youth Dance Company. 

  • Sunday 16 July, 5pm

The closing performance includes Birmingham’s ACE Youth, National Youth Dance Wales, Fylde Coast Youth Dance Company, Nottingham’s Next Door Dance Company, Aberdeenshire’s Re:Volution Youth Dance Company, Lancaster’s Ludus Youth Dance Company, D+ inclusive group from Durham and from the Republic of Ireland, Company B

Tickets £10/£8. Group Discounts available.


Other events and opportunities in the lead-up to and during U.Dance 2017:

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July


Prior to the main stage performances youth dance groups from in and around Birmingham will be performing in the flyers spaces of Birmingham Hippodrome from around 45 minutes before the show starts. So come early to get an extra helping of super youth dance!

Saturday 15 July, Patrick Centre at 2pm

As part of U.Dance 2017, Akadami will host the national South Asian youth dance competition in partnership with One Dance UK, Sampad and ISTD.

Tickets £5

Book here.

Taster workshop + Schools’ Challenge Sharing

Friday 14 July, Birmingham Hippodrome

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.

Info here.

U.Dance 2017 is delivered by

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