Each spring, U.Dance events take place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales offering exciting performance and workshop opportunities for thousands of young dancers. Collectively these are referred to as ‘U.Dance Regional Platforms’ and are hosted by a network of partner organisations.
Click here for the dates of the U.Dance Regional Platforms 2023!
U.Dance Regional Platforms form part of the selection process for the U.Dance National Festival. You can apply with a piece that is created for either stage or screen. All information is in the Application Pack, which will be released in the autumn. We welcome all styles of dance!
The structure and exact timeline of each U.Dance Regional Platform is unique, and each will have its own application and selection process. Please contact your U.Dance Regional Platform representative for details.
Contact your representative for more information on your Regional Platform in England.
|East||DanceEast||Zoe Ablitt||[email protected]|
|East Midlands||FABRIC||Jessica Ashley||[email protected]|
|London||Trinity Laban||Colette Murray||[email protected]|
|North East||Dance City||Engagement team||[email protected]|
|North West||North West Dance||Daisy Howell||[email protected]|
|South East||South East Dance||Sarah Kearney||[email protected]|
|South West||Pavilion Dance South West||U.Dance in Exeter team||[email protected]|
|West Midlands||FABRIC||Jamaal O'Driscoll||[email protected]|
|Yorkshire||Yorkshire Dance||Ione Barton||[email protected]|
One Dance UK’s partner organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also traditionally offer youth dance platforms which have links with U.Dance, also known as U.Dance Regional Platforms. 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 Destinations, the Scottish national youth dance platform.
Applicants from Wales should contact Jamie Jenkins, Dance Producer, National Youth Arts Wales.