The One Dance UK Awards 2018

In 2018, One Dance UK launches the first ever One Dance UK Awards.

The One Dance UK Awards will recognise the inspirational work of the many talented and committed professionals working in the dance sector. This annual celebration will mark the excellent work of dance artists, teachers, practitioners, educators, schools, choreographers, companies, venues, scientists, and writers who contribute to the dance sector throughout the UK.

The exceptional work of many talented professionals deserves to be recognised and celebrated nationally and the One Dance UK Awards will create an opportunity for shortlisted nominees and winners to shine brightly amongst their peers.

Shortlisted award nominees, awards sponsors and other special guests will join leading lights from the dance sector for a glamorous dinner and awards ceremony which will take place in Leeds in November 2018.

There will be opportunities for sponsors to get involved in this unique occasion and to demonstrate their commitment and support to the dance sector. Very few opportunities exist for companies to make a tangible difference to the wider sector within which they operate. Sponsorship of The One Dance UK Awards will enable sponsors to;

  • Gain direct access to a targeted audience
  • Network with the leading lights of UK dance
  • Be a part of the quality agenda that One Dance UK promotes
  • Help raise the profile of dance

For further information about sponsorship opportunities please contact

The 23 categories are as follows:

Leeds Dance Partnership Award sponsored by Leeds Dance Partnership
Outstanding Dance Programming Award sponsored by the ISTD
Innovation in Dance Award
Dance Writing Award
Dance on Screen – Impact Award
Best Use of Dance by a Brand Award
Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching Award sponsored by Dancewear Central
Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching Award
Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award sponsored by Leeds City College
Inspirational Work in Education Award (for organisations)
Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award
Most Supportive Senior Leader or Governor Award
Rising Star Award (Dance Teaching)
Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award – supported by The Laws Family
Dance Science Award
Dance Healthcare Team Award – sponsored by Fusion Sport Europe Ltd.
Research in Dance – Impact Award sponsored by Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Dance Advocacy Award sponsored by Northern School of Contemporary Dance
People’s Choice Award
Dance Personality of the Year Award
Dance of the African Diaspora Lifetime Achievement Award supported by Derrick Anderson
Lifetime Achievement in Dance Education/Participation Award sponsored by Harlequin Floors
Jane Attenborough Award – Outstanding Contribution to Dance sponsored by Gordon & Co

To find out more about each category and nominate an individual or organisation for an award click here