We are excited to announce that for the first time there will be two regional platforms in the East, in order to provide the opportunity to as many groups to apply and participate across the whole Eastern Region. DanceEast and the University of Bedfordshire will present two performance platforms:
Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich U Dance East Platform 02 March 2019
University of Bedfordshire, Bedford U Dance East Platform 09 March 2019
The judging panel will select groups from both regional platforms to go through to the National U.Dance National Festival 2019, which be delivered by One Dance UK between 20 – 21 July 2019 at the Southbank Centre, London. One Dance UK want to present youth dance that is high quality, innovative and ambitious – a celebration of youth dance!
BURSERIES – FOR 2019 ONLY!
We are pleased to be able to offer some financial assistance to groups to improve access to the U.Dance East Regional Platforms. Groups can apply for up to £500 in the form of a bursary. Please click here to find out more.
Applications are welcome from dance groups across the Eastern Region who work in all genres of dance with young people aged between 11-19 (or up to the age of 25 for dancers with additional needs). This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your talent, to meet other young dancers and to take part in workshops with professional artists.
Please note that all applications must be accompanied by at least 2 minutes of video footage of the piece to be performed at the regional platform. The piece does not have to be finished at the application stage but should feature the dancers and choreography clearly, rather than being presented as a show reel or promotional film.