U.Dance 2016





2016 is a very exciting year for the North West! 

Not only are NorthWestDance delivering the annual regional youth dance performance festival U.Dance NW at The Lowry BUT we will also be hosting the annual National Youth Dance Festival U.Dance 2016 in Salford in association with One Dance UK. 

The national festival, will offer groups an exciting programme of workshops and seminars that reflect the diverse range of dance activity in the UK.

One Dance UK is the national body for dance in the UK, formed by the merger of Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England. The organisation represents dancers at all levels of the dance industry, and champions excellence in education, youth dance, dance of the African diaspora, performance, health and well-being, management, leadership and career development.


The Companies

The U.Dance NW Platform every year acts as the Selection Event for the Main Group Performance Strand of U.Dance 2016 (National Youth Dance Festival). As we are the hosts of the national platform this year, three groups are selected by a panel of dance experts from the regional platform to perform alongside other young people from across the UK at this exciting national event delivered by One Dance UK at The Lowry in Salford from 8th to 10th July 2016.

We are very excited to annnounce the youth dance companies representing the North West this year!


Eden Youth Dance Company    Ludus Youth Dance Company  Preston Youth Dance Company


To find out more about the companies check this article out!

The regional events are still taking place - so a list of the youth dance companies performing will be released soon when all the regions have chosen who will be performing!