Leaping across your region!

U.Dance 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.

Regional Platforms form part of the selection process for the U.Dance National Festival.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for U.Dance Regional Platforms 2021! 

U.Dance Regional Platforms will take place digitally in spring 2021, showcasing youth dance work created both for stage and screen.

Interested in taking part?

Due to disruption caused by Covid-19, U.Dance Regional Platforms will be held digitally in 2021. Each region is presented in a slightly different format. Click the buttons below to contact your local dance agency for further information:



Chrissie Moore

Application Closing Date: 22 Februrary
Platform Date: 27 - 28 March

East Midlands


Hayley Arthur

Application Closing Date: 31 March
Platform Date: 10 April


Trinity Laban

Rebecca Denby

Application Closing Date: 21 February
Platform Date: 14 March

North East

Dance City

Helen Kumar

Application Closing Date: 1 March
Platform Date: 20 March

North West

The Lowry

Jade Aitchison

Application Closing Date: March TBC
Platform Date: April TBC

South East

South East Dance

Sarah Kearney

Application Closing Date: 26 February
Platform Date: 23-24 April

South West

Pavilion Dance South West

Matthew Hawksworth

Application Closing Date: 19 March
Platform Date: 24 - 25

West Midlands


Alexandra Henwood & Jamaal O'Driscoll

Application Closing Date: 31 March
Platform Date: 10 April


Yorkshire Dance

Sarah Lyon & Ione Barton

Expression of Interest closing Date: 31 January
Platform Date: 24 - 27 March

One Dance UK’s partner organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also traditionally offer youth dance platforms which have links with U.Dance. Contact details are below.

Northern Ireland

DU Dance
Contact: Mags Byrne


YDance producers of Reconnect, the Scottish national youth dance platform.
Contact: Lauren Ferguson

Platform Date: 5-6 June


National Youth Arts Wales
Contact: Jamie Jenkins

Application Closing Date:  9 April, Platform Date: 15-16 May

Watch our highlights video of U.Dance Digital 2020 below