APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW for U.Dance Regional Platforms 2021!
U.Dance Regional Platforms, which take place across the UK, offer exciting performance and workshop opportunities to thousands of young dancers each year. Regional Platforms are hosted by a network of partner organisations and take place each spring, showcasing the talents of the region’s young dancers.
Regional Platforms form part of the selection process for the U.Dance National Festival.
U.Dance Regional Platforms will take place digitally in spring 2021, showcasing youth dance work created both for stage and screen.
Interested in taking part? Click the buttons below for more!
|Region||Organisation||Main Contact||Application Closing Date||Platform Date|
|East||DanceEast||Chrissie Mooreemail@example.com||28 February||27 March|
|East Midlands and West Midlands||Dance4 and DanceXchange||Hayley Arthur, Alexandra Henwood, Jamaal O’Driscollfirstname.lastname@example.org||31 March||10 April|
|London||Trinity Laban||Rebecca Denbyemail@example.com||21 February||14 March|
|North East||Dance City||Helen Kumarfirstname.lastname@example.org||10 May|
|North West||The Lowry with Ludus Dance||Ellie Chapmanemail@example.com||March TBC||April TBC|
|South East||South East Dance||Sarah Kearneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||26 February||23-24 April|
|South West||Pavilion Dance||Matthew Hawksworthemail@example.com||19 March||24/25 April|
|Yorkshire||Yorkshire Dance||Sarah Lyon & Ione Bartonfirstname.lastname@example.org;||31 January (expression of interest)||24-27 March|
One Dance UK’s partner organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also traditionally offer youth dance platforms which have links with U.Dance. Contact details are below.
Applicants from Northern Ireland should contact Mags Byrne, Artistic Director, DU Dance.
Applicants from Scotland should contact Lauren Ferguson, Project Coordinator, YDance, producers of Reconnect, the Scottish national youth dance platform.
Applicants from Wales should contact Jamie Jenkins, Dance Producer, National Youth Arts Wales.
Event date: 15-16 May. Application deadline 9 April.
Due to disruption caused by COVID-19, U.Dance Regional Platforms will be held digitally in 2021. Each region is presented in a slightly different format. Contact your local dance agency for further information.