After a series of fantastic live performances at the five U.Dance On Stage 2022 regional platforms, we’re excited to share the ten groups that will be considered for the U.Dance National Festival.

We want to thank all the dancers and group leaders across the East Midlands who participated in U.Dance On Stage 2022 for the hard work and brilliant creative dance performances presented at the regional platforms. We’d also like to thank the venues for hosting the live events and the volunteers who helped ensure the events ran smoothly on the day.

It was a joy to be back in the venues with the support of the groups’ families and friends celebrating spectacular youth dance.

Selections for groups to be considered for the U.Dance National Festival have been made by the East Midlands U.Dance National panel members Anna Kenrick (Artistic Director, YDance and National Youth Dance Company of Scotland), Richard Pitt (Rehearsal Director, Tavaziva Dance), and Kate Stanforth (dancer, teacher, and choreographer).

Congratulations to the following groups:

N-Dance, The Core at Corby Cube
Defined Dance Company
NSB Intermediates

Mass Movement, Curve Studio
Artus Dance Company
Shiamak Midlands Junior Team

Interface, Déda
In Motion & Bounceback

Episodes, Squire Performing Arts Centre
Samuel Onwuteaka
Next Door Dance Youth Company

True Motion, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Evolve Youth Dance Company
North Kesteven


These groups will now be considered for their work to be presented at the U.Dance National Festival at the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) in Birmingham in July 2022.


Landscape image by Matt Cawrey