Step onto the national stage!

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.

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 during an inspiring weekend of dance. Group are selected to attend the festival via the U.Dance Regional Platforms, with some guest performances. Click here for information on U.Dance Regional Platforms.

Participants can expect workshops with leading dance professionals, choreography sessions, interactive careers talks, networking opportunities and pop up performances, all culminating in an exhilarating performance alongside other leading youth dance companies.

2020 saw the launch of U.Dance Digital, the first time the festival has been hosted online. This celebration of youth dance comprised of 30 sessions over 3 days, 17-19 July, all for free. Sessions included online masterclasses with some of the top dancers and dance companies in the country, industry Q&As, dance showcases and a special online premiere from Rambert2. The weekend saw over 5000 young people register for sessions and have their talents showcased.

Interested in taking part in the 2021 U.Dance National Festival?

This year the festival takes place online, 16-18 July, and all young dancers are invited for free sessions with the nation’s top dance professionals.