Dance in Devon is excited to announce that we will be hosting the U.Dance 2019 Regional Platform for the South West at Dartington on Sunday 14th April 2019.
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.
Next year we are celebrating the U.Dance National Festival’s first return to London since 2012. One Dance UK in partnership with Southbank Centre are pleased to present two performances in the Queen Elizabeth Hall showcasing England’s talented young dancers. Plus other performance and workshop opportunities across the weekend.
For South West youth dance groups to be in with a chance of performing at the U.Dance National Festival in London 2019, they must first apply to take part in the South West Regional Platform hosted by Dance in Devon at Dartington SPACE Studios on 14th April 2019.
The Regional Platform is a celebration of youth dance from across the South West.
Guidance Notes for Applicants
The South West Regional Dance Platform also acts as a selection event for U.Dance 2019, One Dance UK’s National Youth Dance Festival 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!
To find out more about U.Dance 2019 please download the Guidance Notes below.
How to Apply
Applications are welcome from dance groups across the South West 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).
Groups in the South West should apply to Dance in Devon by downloading and completing the application form below.
IN ADDITION to the written information you must provide a link to a rehearsal or performance video of your work (which can be work in progress) between 1- 2 minutes duration (e.g Private YouTube Link or Vimeo link). Ideally please submit a simple fixed camera recording of the choreography, with a clear view of the space.
Deadline for applications for the South West Regional platform is Thursday 17th January at 5pm. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Groups will be informed of the outcome of their application by 8th February 2019.
Dance in Devon works with Pavilion Dance South West to support young people’s dance.