New for 2021, Dance4 and DanceXchange will deliver MY (Midlands Youth) Dance Digital 2021, a celebration of youth dance across the whole of the Midlands region. Find out more about our event here.
MY Dance Digital 2021 is the Midlands regional platform of U.Dance, which is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK. U.Dance is a national celebration of performance by young people aged 11 to 19 years, and up to 25 years for young people with disabilities, and welcomes dancers performing any style or genre.
Dance groups, schools and individuals who take part in My Dance Digital 2021 will be featured in an exclusive film and potentially be selected for the U.Dance National Festival.
Applications for MY Dance Digital 2021 now open.
Applications are open for U.Dance on Screen for individuals or groups who are meeting remotely and wish to develop a dance piece on screen. Applications must include film footage of the piece intended to be performed and the deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 31 March.
– No more than 30 dancers.
– Dancers must be aged 11 to 19 years on 31 July 2021.
– Disabled dancers up to age 25 years are allowed.
– You must be working within Covid-19 guidance that is appropriate for your setting.
– Submit a dance piece which is between 2 and 7 minutes in duration.
– Be based in the Midlands and involve dancers who live in the Midlands.
Regional Selection Criteria:
– Demonstrate excellence in performance.
– Present excellent and engaging choreography.
– Dancers showing clear ownership of the choreography, appropriate for their age and experience.
– Demonstrate respect and consideration.
Considerations for National Selection:
– Reflect the diversity of dance styles practised by young people across the UK.
– Creation of an interesting and varied performance.
– Showcase excellent and authentic work from both schools and youth dance setting.
BEFORE YOU APPLY YOU MUST READ OUR APPLICATION GUIDANCE NOTES & GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE:
MY DANCE APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE HERE
DEADLINE: Wednesday 31 March
Select groups will be chosen by a panel of regional dance professionals to take part in MY Dance Digital. Groups will be notified no later than Thursday 8 April 2021.
If you have any questions, queries or you need assistance to complete your application, please contact us below:
East Midlands: Freya Coles (Dance4) [email protected] / 0115 924 2016
West Midlands: Jamaal O’Driscoll (DanceXchange) [email protected] / 0121 667 6730