Each year the U.Dance National Festival showcases a selection of the best youth dance groups from all over the country. But it’s not just about performance, the dancers take part in workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals, inspire each other with their love of dance and develop their understanding of the dance sector.
Next year we are celebrating the U.Dance National Festival’s first return to London since 2012 with a takeover of Southbank Centre, Europe’s biggest centre for the arts. One Dance UK, in partnership with ISTD, are pleased to present two performances in the Queen Elizabeth Hall showcasing England’s talented young dancers, plus other performance and workshop opportunities across the weekend.
How to Apply
Groups should apply to their local dance organisation. More details can be found below and contact details are in the Guidance Notes above.
East Midlands: Dance4
County Level Dates: Various dates from 27 January, see website
South East: South East Dance
Platform Date: Saturday 2 February
East Region: DanceEast
Platform Dates: Saturday 2 March and Saturday 9 March
West Midlands: DanceXchange
Platform Date: Sunday 10 March
North West: The Lowry
Platform Dates: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March
London: Trinity Laban
Platform Dates: Sunday 17 March
North East: Gala Theatre, Durham
Platform Date: Sunday 24 March
Yorkshire: Yorkshire Dance
Platform Date: Saturday 13 April
South West: Pavilion Dance South West
Platform Date: Sunday 14 April
Our short highlights film from U.Dance 2017, will give you a quick insight into the U.Dance Festival.