As part of the MY Dance Digital 2021 event hosted by Dancexchange and Dance4, the MY Dance Challenge has been created as a way for people to take part in the main event on Saturday 10 April. Created by Jamaal Burkmar (Extended Play Dance), the MY Dance Challenge is a dance phrase that can be learned and performed as it is or developed to incorporate your own twist, entries will then be part of the MY Dance Digital 2021 film – which will be premiered as part of the event. The challenge is open to all styles, ages and abilities.

For some extra inspiration, De Montfort University dance students Lauren and Amber have created a couple of their own versions of the challenge. The first video explores the ways in which the material can be developed and incorporate different styles, the second video shows how the challenge can be developed to suit you.

Take a look at the videos and the How to Take Part instructions below and get creative.


How to Take Part

WATCH: Watch either or both of the MY Dance Challenge routines (MY Dance Challenge and MY Dance Challenge Extra) choreographed by Jamaal Burkmar as well as the videos below.

FILM: Film your own version (max 1 minute). Feel free to add your own twist, flavour and flair.

SEND: Send us your video (max 1 minute) using the entry form (also available below) to be part of the film.

SHARE: Feel free to share your work on your own socials using #mydancechallenge and tag Dance4 and DanceXchange using our social media handles below:

Dance4 – @wearedance4
DanceXchange – @DanceXchange_

Dance4 – @Dance4
DanceXchange – @DanceXchange


The deadline for entries to be included as part of the MY Dance Digital 2021 film is 6pm, Wednesday 31 March.

More information about the challenge can be found here.


MY Dance Challenge – Creative


MY Dance Challenge – Inclusive


Image by Matt Cawrey