BBC Arts and One Dance UK are pleased to announce that Dance Passion will return in 2022, shining a light on the UK’s world-class dance sector in all its forms. Along with leading names and exciting new talent, Dance Passion will feature across television, radio and online on BBC networks, stations and platforms in 2022.


Dance Passion is a collaboration between BBC Arts and One Dance UK and is supported by funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants programme. BBC Arts and One Dance UK, along with BBC Connected Studio, are poured to be working with a network of dance companies, independent artists and technical providers to showcase dance talent from the UK. It is aimed at those who love dance and those who don’t yet know they love dance.

The aims of Dance Passion are:


We’ve been thrilled to be able to commission 14 unique pieces of work to be part of Dance Passion 2022, showcasing talent on film and via new digital interactive platforms using tools in the MakerBox, currently StoryFormer, Audio Orchestrator and BBC Notes. Click the button below or the tile in the slider above to read all about them.

2022 will also see us hit the road to find out what drives the passion for dance in various areas of the UK. We’re setting up hubs of activity in venues in Coventry, Leeds, London and Plymouth to capture a wide spectrum of talent from all across the UK.


Dance Passion is a collaboration between BBC Arts and One Dance UK and is supported by Arts Council England.

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