U.Dance National Festival

Step onto the national stage!

The largest event of its kind, the U.Dance National Festival is a celebration of youth dance. Groups from around the country perform on professional stages, take part in workshops with leading dance professionals, and are offered inspiring dance careers information.

The U.Dance National Festival 2024 will be held 12-14 July in Liverpool!

Groups who take part are normally selected via a U.Dance Regional Platform, held each spring across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The U.Dance National Festival 2023 was held in Newcastle from 21-23 July, along with film showcases at BFI Southbank, London, and online. This special event was presented by One Dance UK in partnership with Northern Stage, Dance City, Newcastle College, TIN Arts, BFI Southbank and NYDC (England). The event saw:

5 Showcases

7 Careers Talks

24 Workshops

61 Groups

500+ dancers

Thousands of audience members

Thank you to everyone who helped make the U.Dance National Festival 2023 such a success!

To get a taste of what the event is like, check out this video from the 2022 U.Dance National Festival, held in Birmingham.

One Dance UK would like to thank U.Dance National Festival 2023 partners, advertisers, sponsors and supporters to make this special event possible.

U.Dance National Festival 2023 Bronze and Access Sponsor:
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

U.Dance is the national programme of events offering high quality dance opportunities to young people from One Dance UK
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