U.Dance is a national programme of events which creates opportunities for young people to experience dance by watching, learning and performing.
One Dance UK works with partners to deliver and support U.Dance events all over the country. We welcome and encourage groups who create dance pieces in all genres, such as hip hop/street dance styles, jazz and theatre styles, ballet, South Asian dance, contemporary dance, dance of the African Diaspora, folk dance, you name it: U.Dance is for everyone! Since its inception, the programme has reached over 200 000 young people. Teachers and group leaders are welcome to register for further information on an event near you, or discuss any access requirements, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.Dance National Festival traditionally takes place each summer in a different host city. The festival celebrates the UK’s most exciting youth dance companies and groups, selected to attend the festival via the regional platforms, for an inspiring weekend of dance. Participants can expect workshops with leading dance professionals, choreography sessions, interactive careers talks, networking opportunities and pop up performances, all culminating in a major performance alongside other leading youth dance companies.
In 2020 and 2021, the U.Dance National Festival moved to an online format, reaching thousands of young dancers and dance enthusiasts from all over the UK. The One Dance UK team would like to thank the incredible work and generosity of our national partners, group leaders, guest teachers and session leaders, Dance Ambassadors, sponsors and supporters, and the enthusiasm of all young people taking part.
Laura is proud to lead One Dance UK's strategy and operations to ensure all young people have access to high-quality dance provision, both in and out of school. She previously worked in the mainstream secondary education sector as a dance teacher, Assistant Headteacher and dance education consultant.
Cameron has always worked in the performing arts, currently editing dance publications and managing large projects for One Dance UK. Alongside his work editing, producing and programming, he teaches and lectures at leading arts colleges and schools around Europe. Prior to this he appeared in the West End and worldwide in productions such as Cats, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line and Fiddler on the Roof.
Dann is a producer, marketer & performance artist based in Birmingham and is Project Manager for Once Dance UK. After training at Falmouth University, Dann previously worked for international touring theatre company Kneehigh and alongside organisations including Shakespeare's Globe, New Zealand Festival, Birmingham Rep and Liverpool Everyman.
Always active, Amy teaches her own dance fitness classes, following work as a dance teacher in colleges and schools. Amy is incredibly proud of her daughter, and also of completing a 365-day running challenge to raise money for charity.