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. 

The U.Dance National Festival 2022 took place in July, on stage, on screen and online and involved thousands of young dancers. Live activity was hosted at Birmingham at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), 22-24 July, and further events such at U.Dance on Screen Showcases at selected cinemas and U.Dance Digital Workshops held online. One Dance UK would like to thank all partners, supporters, group leaders and dancers for helping make the 2022 U.Dance National Festival such a success.

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 and to find out more about a career in dance. Groups who take part are normally selected via a U.Dance Regional Platform, held each spring. Applications for 2023’s Regional Platforms will open in late 2022.

To find out more about applying for a U.Dance Regional Platform in your home region, find the info here.

Check out our Further Learning page (link below) for information such a Careers Guide for Dance and a link to One Dance UK’s Careers Hub.

Watch a highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020 

Click HERE to see other past U.Dance Festivals

To register for updates on U.Dance events, please email [email protected].  

U.Dance is supported by Arts Council England.

Arts Council England