The National Youth Dance Festival

U.Dance 2015 National Festival

U.Dance 2015

Mass Dance at U.Dance 2015; Photographer Brian Slater

Mass Dance at U.Dance 2015; Photographer Brian Slater

For U.Dance 2015 we partnered with Plymouth Dance to bring the national youth dance festival to the South West for the very first time. 300 young people representing all regions of England gathered in Plymouth 22-25 July for some phenomenal performances and workshops.

Videos of all the U.Dance 2015 performances can be found on YouTube:
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Inclusion and Access at U.Dance 2015

Wheelfever Projects performing at U.Dance 2015; Photographer Brian Slater

Wheelfever Projects performing at U.Dance 2015; Photographer Brian Slater

In 2015 we aimed to make the festival more inclusive for people with disabilities. We commissioned inclusive practice specialists GDance to evaluate the inclusiveness of our programming and create recommendations as to areas we can improve. Download the Executive Summary Evaluation of UDance Inclusion and Access, and Inclusion Guidelines for Youth Dance Platforms.

The 2015 festival had the highest ever number of inclusive dance groups participate. Learn more about how we increased participation for dancers with disabilities on Arts Professional.