All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group
The Brit School outside the Houses of Parliament – Photo Credit – Brian Slater
The All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group was established “to promote dance as an art form and as an important element of healthy living and the fight against obesity, and to promote its education and social benefits.”
One Dance UK acts as the Group’s Secretariat, which meets regularly and includes MPs from across the political spectrum.
The establishment of the All Party Group would not have been possible without the support of long-term dance champion Frank Doran MP and the letter writing campaign by One Dance UK members asking their local MPs to support the APPG.
This morning a letter highlighting the consequences for touring post Brexit was sent to the Secretaries of State of DCMS, Treasury, Home Office, the Departments of Health and Social Care, International Trade and Work and Pensions, and DCMS Committee chair Julian Knight from the Dance, Theatre, Classical Music, Music Education, Music and Opera APPGs, whom are supported by secretariats, One Dance UK, UK Theatre, the Association of British Orchestras, the ISM and UK Music.
Read the full letter HERE
Invite your MP to support the Dance APPG
Help get dance on the political agenda by emailing your local MP today, inviting them to attend the Dance All Party Parliamentary Group. Find your MP and how to contact them here.
If you ask your local MP to join the APPG, express to them how their membership of the Group would be an incredibly valuable declaration of commitment to the importance of dance in the UK and would be extremely appreciated by their local constituents involved in dance.
View the register for the All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group on the Houses of Parliament website.