U.Dance 2021 Digital South East Regional Platform

A celebration of dance showcasing the variety and diversity of youth dance from across the south east region. 

Project Female Dance Company Photo: Ellie Bishop-Williams.

The U.Dance Digital South East Regional Platform 2021 is part of U.Dance, the UK’s biggest platform for youth dance, led by One Dance UK. The groups selected to take part in the regional showcase were also in with a chance of taking part in the U.Dance National Festival 2021.

Find out more about the regional platform below.


I would like to welcome each and every group taking part in this year’s U.Dance over the weekend. Every year we work in partnership with One Dance UK to deliver this fantastic annual celebration of dance from across the South East and, although things are a little different in 2021, we hope that the digital nature of this year’s showcase will mean even more people can experience the work of these talented young dancers.

For South East Dance, 2021 is a momentous year, as we get ready to receive the keys of the region’s brand new home for dance. Based in the heart of Brighton & Hove, The Dance Space will offer state-of-the-art creation studios, a wide range of classes, and performance and community-led projects for everyone to discover and enjoy.  

We look forward to welcoming you there.  

Cath James  
Artistic Director, South East Dance 

White woman wearing a white shirt on a blue and pink background
Cath James. Photo Emily Edgar

Platform line-ups


Thank you to our partners and supporters including One Dance UK, National Youth Dance Company and Arts Council England.  

We are very grateful to National Youth Dance Company for providing an exclusive online workshop for our U.Dance participants, offering them an exciting opportunity to dance and work together creatively.  

And a big thank you to the dancers and group leaders for their energy, dedication and hard work – finding creative solutions in a situation that makes dancing in groups very difficult!

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.