The national organisation that champions excellence in dance for and with children and young people.

Dance4 work in partnership with Youth Dance England (YDE), as the regional partner organisation for the East Midlands and we are the strategic voice and development agency for youth dance in the region.  We have been working with YDE to develop and support youth dance opportunities in the region since 2006.

YDE is a national organisation set up to support the development of opportunities for young people to get involved in dance. Through programmes of performances, professional development, networks and opportunities, YDE ensures that all young people have the opportunity to engage in creative dance practice.

As regional hosts for the programme, it is our responsibility to coordinate, promote and develop exciting programmes for young people’s dance in the region. In order to do this we also work in partnership with our County Partner Organisations (CPOs) Dèda (Derbyshire) and Arts NK (Lincolnshire) to deliver a strategic programme of events and opportunities for young people and their leaders.

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