The U.Dance National Festival 2024 is One Dance UK's flagship youth event, providing the focal point for the U.Dance framework. The festival will showcase the incredible range and talent of hundreds of young dancers through selected entries from both stage and screen, with additional digital elements so all young dancers around the country can experience the thrill of the festival.
The U.Dance National Festival 2024 is scheduled to be held 12-14 July in Liverpool.
Alongside showcasing dance pieces from the regional platforms, the festival will feature special guests, as well as exciting opportunities for young people to meet, learn from and dance with some of the country's leading dance professionals.
For more details about the U.Dance National Festival and to inform your HOSTED application please read One Dance UK’s U.Dance Application Pack 2024 .
Please note the Group Leader Considerations section with information about chaperones/supervising adults for U.Dance on Stage groups/soloists.
Taking part in U.Dance Regional Platforms and U.Dance National Festival activity is free. Groups/individuals will be responsible for funding their own travel, food, accommodation and chaperones. One Dance UK have produced a Fundraising Ideas advice sheet. If you would like a copy please contact South East Dance.
One Dance UK and partners strive to make U.Dance Regional Platforms and the U.Dance National Festival welcoming and inclusive events. We encourage applications from young people with disabilities and underrepresented groups, and we welcome conversations with you and your group leaders around how we can support you and your group make the most out of your experience.