Experience Opportunity

U.Dance Midlands Regional 2024

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.

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:

- School and college groups

- Youth dance companies

- Private dance schools

- An individual

Application Checklist

- Create a dance piece made for the stage – to be performed at your local U.Dance Regional Platform (Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton or Nottingham).

- Ensure the dance piece is between 2 and 7 minutes long.

- Be based in and involve dancers from the Midlands only.

- Submit a video of your finished dance piece, preferably costumed and as closely related to the final work as possible.

- There should be no more than 30 dancers.

- Dancers must be aged 11 to 19 years, and dancers with disabilities aged up to and including 25 (on or by 24 July 2023).

- Apply for the U.Dance Regional Platform nearest to where you or your group is based.