U.Dance Challenges

U.Dance Choreography Challenge

In these unprecedented times the U.Dance Choreography Challenge provides an opportunity to get creative, socially dis-dance and have your work showcased on a national (digital) stage.

We are inviting youth dance companies, groups and individuals from all over the country to send in videos of their work from home. Create a dance film of up to four minutes' duration, either solo or as part of a group project, in any setting that complies with social distancing guidelines - this could be your home, garden, driveway or local park. Selected entries will be showcased each evening over the U.Dance Digital 2020 weekend, streamed on our social media channels in the lead up to the festival and as part of our watch parties of exciting dance content.

Entries close 3 July 2020Selections will be announced after this date so watch this space!
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Presented in association with Harlequin Floors

U.Dance Writing Challenge

This is a chance for innovative young writers who are passionate about dance to have their work showcased on a national platform.

10 shortlisted pieces will be showcased on the One Dance UK U.Dance website, with social media posts to our network of over 120,000 followers. One lucky entrant will have the opportunity to write a post on the One Dance UK Dance Ambassadors Blog, and write a review of U.Dance Digital 2020, which will be published in One, One Dance UK's flagship magazine which is read by thousands of members and across the dance sector! Submit a piece of orignal writing of up to 500 words in one of the following formats:

  • Review

    Write a review of a dance performance or film you've watched online recently. With so much excellent work being broadcast by One Dance UK member companies and otheres, there is a lot to choose from.
    OR
  • Essay

    Write a reflection entitled "What Dance Means to Me". There are many ways this can be interpreted, for example: How does it feel to dance? How has dance impacted you, your friends, your community? How has dance influenced other aspects of your life?
Entries close 3 July 2020Selections will be announced after this date so watch this space!
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