LR Division (Courtesy of One Dance UK) (c) Brian Slater


U.Dance is back for 2020!

Applications are now open for U.Dance 2020 Regional Platforms in the East.

The Eastern Region will host two sensational showcases of dance from the finest youth dance groups, companies and schools across the region. The Regional Platforms are part of the U.Dance programme, which is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK. U.Dance is a national celebration of performance by young people aged 11 – 19 (aged up to 25 for young people with disabilities).

U.Dance welcomes dancers performing any style or genre and actively encourages inclusive groups to apply to dance at the festival. U.Dance is for everyone! Group leaders should fill in an application form which is available here. Groups must also submit film footage of the piece to be performed as part of the application process. Film footage should be supplied in a format which can be shared internally for shortlisting and programming purposes only.

Please note that all dancers must be aged 11 – 19 (or up to the age of 25 for dancers with disabilities/additional needs) at the time of the Platforms.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 on Thursday 28 November 2019. Please send completed application forms and film footage to:

Please view this helpful guidance from our friends, Dance 4, before submitting your application:

All applications will be considered by a panel of industry experts who will shortlist groups to perform at each Platform. Groups will be informed in early January 2020 whether they have been selected to dance at one of the Regional Platforms. Two groups per event will then be chosen to be put forward to One Dance UK by an independent panel and ultimately one group will be selected to represent the Eastern region at U.Dance national festival, which will take place in Glasgow from 17 – 19 July 2020.

U.Dance is a fantastic experience: it is a wonderful celebration of young talent, and also provides a chance for young dancers to connect, to take part in workshops, to learn more about the dance sector and above all to showcase their love of dance!

If you have any queries or would like help with your application, please contact Nilima Banerji by email:

Good luck!

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