U.Dance 2020

U.Dance Regional Events

Each year, the U.Dance regional events showcase a selection of the best youth dance groups from all over the country. But it’s not just about performance: the dancers take part in workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals, inspire each other with their love of dance and develop their understanding of the dance sector.

Regional Event Dates:

East Midlands: various dates from 26 January
Contact: Dance4
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South East: 8 March
Contact: South East Dance
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North East: 14 March
Contact: Dance City

London: 15 March
Contact: Trinity Laban
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North West: 21 and 22 March
Contact: North West Dance
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East: 28 March and 5 April
Contact: DanceEast
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Yorkshire: 28 March
Contact: Yorkshire Dance
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South West: 29 March
Contact: Pavilion Dance South West
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West Midlands: 29 March
Contact: DanceXchange
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Application route for Welsh groups
We are delighted to be working in partnership with National Youth Arts Wales to invite Welsh youth dance groups to apply to be part of the U.Dance National Festival!
For further information on the application process please contact Jamie Jenkins at NYAW – jamiejenkins@nyaw.org.uk

Application route for Scottish groups
Our friends at YDance deliver ‘Destinations’ – an annual youth dance platform for Scottish youth dance groups. Groups who perform at ‘Destinations’ will be considered for selection for the U.Dance National Festival.
Please find further information here: https://ydance.org/talent-development/destinations/apply-now/

Application route for Irish groups
Our friends at DU Dance deliver ‘Unanimous’ – an annual youth dance platform for youth dance groups from across the island of Ireland. Groups who perform at ‘Unanimous’ will be considered for selection for the U.Dance National Festival.
Further information on DU Dance’s work can be found here: http://www.dudanceni.com/


How to Apply Groups should apply to their local dance organisation using the links above.

In 2020, we are celebrating the U.Dance National Festival 2020 in Glasgow in partnership with YDance, Scottish Ballet, and Tramway.

U.Dance 2020
17 – 19 July 2020