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, young dancers can perform on the biggest stages, have dance films showcased in cinemas, take part in workshops with leading dance professionals and are offered inspiring dance careers information. It’s not just limited to those selected however – young people from all over the country are invited to take part in exciting digital elements.

The U.Dance National Festival traditionally takes place each summer in a different host city. The festival celebrates the UK’s most exciting youth dancers, companies and groups during an inspiring weekend of dance. Individuals and groups 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.

The U.Dance National Festival 2022 will take place in Glasgow, 22-24 July, presented in partnership with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish Ballet and YDance. This will be a huge celebration of youth dance with a uniquely Scottish flavour, and will be held alongside screenings of youth dance films at cinemas, and exciting digital elements for all young people to take part in.

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.

The U.Dance National Festival returned online for 2021. From 16-18 July, 2000 young people took part in national showcases, toolkit Q&As and masterclasses with leading professionals from a wide variety of dance styles.

Check out all the facts and figures from the 2021 festival:

Watch a highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020: