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Ask your local MP to sign the Parliamentary Motion for International Dance Day

23 Apr 2019

Co-Chair of the Dance All Party Parliamentary group, Nic Dakin MP, has tabled a motion in Parliament marking International Dance Day later this month, and congratulating One Dance UK on our work.

“That this House acknowledges International Dance Day on 29 April 2019, celebrating the UK dance sector, which is vibrant and diverse and a flagship UK industry; notes that as well as being a great UK art form, dance has a unique and important role to play in education, health and well being, community cohesion, social mobility and diversity; further notes that dance is at the heart of our UK creative industries, a sector worth over £100 billion and growing at twice the rate of the economy; welcomes the work of One Dance UK, providing valuable support and one strong national voice for the sector; and congratulates all those working in the UK dance sector, from dance artists and choreographers to educators, students, researchers and some of the world’s most renowned companies and theatres.”

What you need to do?

Write to your local MP today inviting them to sign the motion and help us gather many more supportive voices behind it, celebrating the UK dance sector.

We would like all our members to contact their local MPs and to encourage them to sign this motion.  To make this as simple as possible, we have created a template letter for members to edit and then send onto their MP’s local office. You can download the template by emailing advocacy@onedanceuk.org.

If you are not sure who your MP is, you can find your local MP and how to contact them at their constituency office by entering your post code here.

Please copy in advocacy@onedanceuk.org into your email so that we know who has been invited to sign the motion.