U.Dance is the national programme of events offering high quality dance opportunities to young people. Each year, our nation’s young dancers can experience the thrill and sense of achievement of performing.

We’re warming up for the U.Dance National Festival 2021!

Where Can Dance Take You? 

A series of 8 illustrated young dancers of varied genders and ethnicities, dancing in a variety of styles. Some perform ballet, contemporary, kathak, breaking and some use mobility aides such as a wheelchairs or chairs.

We’re assembling the best dance professionals in the country to provide an incredible celebration of youth dance taking place online 16-18 July 2021!

Watch this space for all information and to book sessions.


One Dance UK works with partners to deliver and support events all over the country. Since its inception, the program has reached over 200 000 young people.

Presented by One Dance UK, the U.Dance National Festival invites groups selected from U.Dance Regional Platforms to experience a summer celebration of dance. During this unique event, groups perform on the biggest stages, take part in workshops with leading dance professionals and are offered inspiring dance careers information.

Regional Platforms, which take place across the UK, offer exciting performance and workshop opportunities to thousands of young dancers each year. Regional Platforms are hosted by a network of partner organisations and take place each spring, showcasing the talents of the region’s young dancers.

These are performances presenting dance work featuring children and young people from more than one school or group, in communities up and down the UK. Most local youth dance performances and platforms can be registered as a U.Dance Local event, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. 

Watch our highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020 below