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U.Dance is a national programme of events offering high-quality dance opportunities to young people led by One Dance UK.

Each year, our nation’s young dancers can explore their creativity, learn more about dance careers, and experience the thrill and sense of achievement of performing.

One Dance UK and partner organisations aim to present youth dance that is high quality, innovative and ambitious. Groups from a variety of settings are welcome to take part, including: 

  • School and college groups 
  • Youth dance companies 
  • Private dance schools 
  • Individuals 

How To Apply

Applications for the 2024 regional platforms are now closed.

U.Dance Regional

We at FABRIC work with regional partners to host on-stage U.Dance platform events across the East and West Midlands. The live events take place in Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham between March and April.

Live Events

East Midlands Platforms
  • Mass Movement, Curve, Leicestershire
  • Interface, Déda, Derbyshire
  • Episodes, Lakeside Arts, Nottinghamshire
  • True Motion, LPAC, Lincolnshire
  • N-Dance, Corby Cube, Northamptonshire
West Midlands Platform
  • Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome

When we have live events, you can book them below 

West Midlands – U.Dance 2024

Sat 20th Apr 2024, 6:00pm

Venue: Patrick Studio

Location: Birmingham

N.Dance – U.Dance 2024

Sat 20th Apr 2024, 6:30pm

Venue: The Core at Corby Cube

Location: Corby

U.Dance National Festival

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 career information.

Find out more

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