Children and Young People (CYP) Programme Board

A unique group of organisations with national remit to support dance for Children and Young People

The Programme Board: Children & Young People’s Dance (PB), is a unique grouping of organisations that have a national remit to support dance for Children and Young People (CYP) in and beyond schools, that includes both Dance and PE and Sports organisations.

What has been successful:

  • It has provided a forum for the meeting of the leading national organisations with an interest and/or responsibility for dance in and beyond schools
  • It has been seen as a useful source of contact and information by government departments and NGOs (such as ACE, Ofqual and Ofsted) to consult, discuss and be informed of the developments in CYP’s dance
  • It has raised the profile of CYP’s dance on the agenda of the members and observers

One Dance UK acts as the secretariat for the PB and has a representative present at PB meetings. Meetings are held approximately three times a year and public reports from these meetings are available on request.

The purpose of the groups is to provide

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 to joint responses to government reports/enquiries, where possible

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on current trends, issues and development areas to inform planning and delivery

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A vehicle 

for raising profile of CYP’s dance in members’ own plans and communication strategies

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both human and financial, as agreed, to address priorities/actions

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