U.DANCE 2020


Each year the U.Dance National Festival showcases a selection of the best youth dance groups from all over the country. But it’s not just about performance, the dancers take part in workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals, inspire each other with their love of dance and develop their understanding of the dance sector.

This is because U.Dance seeks to increase the number of performances involving young people and support those who organise them. It raises awareness of the events that take place right across the country. The framework aims to provide dance performance opportunities for every child and young person in the country.

The South West Platform 

The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater | Sunday 29 March 2020

This regional platform is a celebration of all styles of youth dance from across the South West for ages 11-19yrs (*Disabled dancers up to the age of 25 are eligible to apply), an opportunity for youth dancers to inspire and be inspired, connect and perform. It also acts as the selection event for groups wanting to go onto the National U.Dance Platform happening on 17 – 19 July 2020 in Glasgow.

Download the application form below.  Application Deadline 5pm Friday 31st January 2020.

U.Dance 2020 South West Application Form

U.Dance 2020 Application Form360.18 KB DOCX

What are the Criteria?

An independent selection panel will consider all submissions and will be looking for dance groups that:  

  • Demonstrate excellence in performance standards.
  • Demonstrate Integrity and authenticity of choreography.
  • Demonstrate a strong example of the dance style/genre they are performing.  
  • Give 100% commitment to their involvement and respect all those involved. 

To read full criteria click here 


Supported by Pavilion Dance South West.