U.Dance

Led by One Dance UK, U.Dance is a national programme that celebrates youth dance from across the UK. Each year South East Dance hosts the South East regional platform and all dance groups from across the region are invited to take part. 

Natraj Dance Academy, U.Dance 2020. Photo Paul Astley

Applications are now closed for this year's U.Dance digital platform and we will be announcing the selected films soon.

In March 2020 we presented MaKe U.Dance, in partnership with Medway Council Arts Development Team and Loop Dance Company. Three groups were shortlisted for the opportunity to take part in the U.Dance National Festival. Unfortunately, the national festival was unable to take place physically, but U.Dance Digital 2020 was still a very popular and exciting event for all the participants.

Following a consultation with groups, and after the success of U.Dance Digital 2020, lead partner One Dance UK and all the regional partners have made the decision to take our 2021 showcases online. Although we will miss the experience of our live platform, this does mean that even more groups and individuals in the region can take part in the watch parties.

>> Details of how to watch this year's digital showcase

All participants in U.Dance Digital South East Regional Platform 2021 will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive workshop with National Youth Dance Company. Details of how to sign up will be sent via email to all group leaders.


Watch our latest film below from MaKe U.Dance in 2020, when live performance was still a very normal thing!


U.Dance Digital South East Regional Platform 2021 is a partnership event between South East Dance and One Dance UK. Generously supported by Arts Council England. South East Dance is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and Artsmark Partner.