U.Dance National Festival

Step onto the national stage!

U.Dance National Festival

Presented by One Dance UK, each summer the U.Dance National Festival invites you to experience the country’s biggest celebration of youth dance. During this unique event, groups from around the country perform on the biggest stages, take part in workshops with leading dance professionals and are offered inspiring dance careers information. 

U.Dance 2021 logo with dates

The U.Dance National Festival is returning online this summer!

All young dancers are invited for a weekend of dance. Experience free workshops with leading dance professionals, choreography sessions, career and training pathways and interactive industry talks, all culminating in exhilarating performance showcases. 

Visit the U.Dance website for all the latest information

Interested in taking part? 

There are lots of ways to get involved with the U.Dance National Festival 2021. Look out for our lineup of amazing sessions you can take part in via the official U.Dance website (link above).

U.Dance Challenges

The U.Dance Challenges showcase the nation’s most creative young dancers and dance enthusiasts, offering an opportunity to get featured and win some amazing prizes!

U.Dance National Showcases 

The U.Dance National Showcases will be streamed as part of the U.Dance National Festival 2021 on One Dance UK channels on 16-18 July.

Talented youth dance companies and individuals from around the country have been selected by the U.Dance National Panel to represent their region. Hundreds of groups provided dance film entries this year – the range of styles, skills and creativity was extraordinary – congratulations to all who took part!

Congratulations to the Selected Entries for the U.Dance National Showcases 2021!

Watch a highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020 

2020 saw the launch of U.Dance Digital, the first time the festival has been hosted online. This celebration of youth dance comprised of 30 sessions over 3 days, 17-19 July, all for free. Sessions included online masterclasses with some of the top dancers and dance companies in the country, industry Q&As, dance showcases and a special online premiere from Rambert2. The weekend saw over 5000 young people register for sessions and have their talents showcased.

Previously, the U.Dance National Festival was held in a different host city each year, offering young people from around the country the opportunity to perform on a prestigious stage, take workshops with leading professionals and gain incredible industry and careers guidance. We expect to return to a ‘live’ festival format in 2022.

Click HERE to see other past U.Dance Festivals

To register for updates on U.Dance events, please email u.dance@onedanceuk.org.  

U.Dance is supported by Arts Council England.

Arts Council England