U.Dance 2016 National Festival

U.Dance 2016 took place 8-10 July, at The Lowry, Salford, showcasing the best dance talent from around the country. The 2016 festival had a special focus on the Creative Industries, and was presented in partnership with The Lowry, North West Dance, The National Youth Dance Company, UTC Media City and the University of Salford.

Each year the U.Dance National Festival showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country in a range of performances. But U.Dance is not just about performance – it’s a chance for hundreds of young people to take part in workshops and masterclasses with dance industry professionals and inspire each other with a love of dance.

From hip-hop to ballet, from contemporary to South Asian dance, U.Dance features an exciting mix of dance styles. Just released, WATCH the trailer for a taster of what was on offer in this year’s festival.

We’re already planning for U.Dance 2017, to be held 13-16 July in Birmingham! Get involved here.



Public Events

Free events in and around The Lowry


U.Dance On Screen

A selection of short dance films by or featuring youth.

U.Dance 2016 is supported by:

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Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust