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!

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.

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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. 

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.

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.

Watch our highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020 below