Rock Challenge cancellation saddens participants

2 Oct 2019

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We are extremely saddened to hear the news that Global Rock Challenge events will not be going ahead in the UK in 2020. For over twenty years Rock Challenge has provided children and young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to create, choreograph, dance and perform, while developing positive lifestyle choices.

We offer our support to those young people and school staff who are affected by the announcement, as well as to Rock Challenge staff and volunteers who have delivered such engaging and exciting events. The arts in schools have already been dramatically diminished in recent years. The cancellation of Rock Challenge events in 2020 is yet another damaging blow to the accessibility of arts opportunities for young people. One Dance UK will endeavour to provide assistance to those schools affected by signposting alternative performance opportunities wherever possible.