U.DANCE 2015

U.DANCE 2015

U.Dance is back and from January until April 2015 the East Midlands region will play host to an array of county platforms that will celebrate the talent of young creators and performers from across the region.

The five county platforms will be managed in partnership by Dance4, Déda, artsNK, and Youth Dance England’s U.Dance National Performance framework. Save the dates below;

  • N.Dance- Saturday 24 January 2015 at Royal and Derngate, Northampton (Dance4)
  • Episodes- Sunday 25 January 2015 at Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham (Dance4)
  • Mass Movement- Saturday 14 February at Curve, Leicestershire and Rutland (Dance4)
  • True Motion- Saturday 28 February at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln (artsNK)
  • Interface- Tuesday 10 March at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Deda)

Click on the name highlighted above for more information and to watch a short film showing Oakfield School's experience at U.Dance 2014 please click here. Please note that the Nottingham County Platform is titled Episodes and not N.Dance as referenced.

Progression Routes

County Platforms will lead to the regional event MY (Midlands Youth) Dance Festival held in Nottingham on 11 April 2015 and bring performance groups from across the East and West Midlands to perform together. For more information about MY Dance Festival, please click here

Groups performing at MY Dance Festival can choose to be part of a selection process to go to the U.Dance 2015 National Festival led by Youth Dance England, which will be hosted in Plymouth on 22-25 July 2015. More information about U.Dance 2015 National Festival can be found on Youth Dance England's website here

Whats New

Groups can also apply via U.Dance New Dimensions, this encourages a more experimental appropach for making dance, with the opportunity to create a piece upto 15 minutes and challenge pre-concieved ideas about youth dance work that pushes boundaries and shows exceptionally high quality. For more information please visit Youth Dance England's website here

To speak to someone about U.Dance 2015 please contact becky [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk (Becky) or contact the office 0115 941 0773