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Closing date: 02.02.2024 9:00pm

Applications are now open for U.Dance Midlands Regional platform 2024.

U.Dance is a national programme of events led by One Dance UK offering high-quality dance opportunities to young people. Each year, the nation’s young dancers can explore their creativity, learn more about dance careers, and experience the thrill of achievement from performing. 

Who Can Apply?

We welcome and encourage applications from youth dance groups and soloists who create dance pieces across all genres. In the past we’ve had a mix of the street dance styles, jazz and theatre styles, ballet, South Asian dance, contemporary dance, the dance of the African Diaspora, and folk dance. No genre is excluded and we always welcome all genres of dance and young people from all walks of life.

We’re seeking applications that best reflect the commitment and creativity of your work. Dancers from various backgrounds and disciplines, aged 11 to 19 or up to and including 25 for dancers with disabilities. You can apply as:

How To Apply

To be eligible for the U.Dance Regional platforms, groups/individuals must submit an application form and a video of their dance piece to your regional organiser before the application deadline.

Application Checklist

One Dance UK also host the
U.Dance National Festival, which will take place in 2024 (date and location TBC). Groups and individuals who would like to be considered for this event need to specify on their application form that they would also like to be put forward for this additional opportunity.

In addition to these criteria, you must read the application guideline packs linked below before applying.

Application deadline: Friday 2 February 2024, 9pm

East Midlands Application Form

West Midlands Application Form

If you would like to discuss the application form or submit your information in a different format, please get in touch with:

Jessica for the East Midlands applications at

Jamaal for West Midlands applications at 

Live Platforms

  • Interface, Derbyshire – Friday 22 March
  • Episodes, Nottinghamshire – Saturday 23 March
  • True Motion, Lincolnshire – Sunday 31 March
  • Mass Movement, Leicestershire – Sunday 14 April
  • N-Dance – Saturday 20 April
  • Birmingham – Saturday 20 April

Booking for these platform showcases will open in 2024

U.Dance Midlands is hosted in partnership with Regional Orange Long
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