U.Dance NW 2018

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Apply Now to be a part of U.Dance NW 2018!

U.Dance is a national framework run by One Dance UK which helps to improve and inspire dance performance opportunities for children and young people across England, through working in partnership with organisations across the country. You can register your own performance events to be a part of the U.Dance Framework on the One Dance UK website.

U.Dance NW is the annual Regional Young Peoples Dance Festival for the North West, delivered by NorthWestDance at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
U.Dance NW is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary and will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018 in the Quays Theatre!

The NW festival welcomes applications from dance groups across the region who work in all genres of dance with young people aged between 11-19 (or up to 25 for dancers with disabilities.) Providing regional dance groups/ companies/ schools with the opportunity to perform on a professional stage, take part in dance activities and a variety of professional workshops, as well as meet other young dancers from across the region.

As well as our Main Stage Performance opportunity we also welcome applications from groups for our U.Dance NW 'Dance on Screen' strand and our U.Dance NW Under 11s Pre-Show Performance strand. To find out more about all 3 performance opportunities, please read our Regional Information and Guidance Notes


How to Apply:

Before applying, please read through the Regional Information and Guidance Notes.

If considering applying for the National Youth Dance Festival, please visit the One Dance UK website and read their Applicant Information & Selection Process Documents.



TO APPLY FOR the U.Dance NW 2018 Main Performance Strand (ages 11-19), please complete the below Application Forms in full and return before the deadlines.

Step 1 : U.Dance NW 2018 Application – Group Registration Form
This form lets us know that you wish to apply for U.Dance NW and asks for an overview of the group that is applying.
This form should be completed in full and returned to NorthWestDance by Sunday 3rd December 2017, 5pm

Download the Group Registration Form Here

Step 2 : U.Dance NW 2018 Application – Group Submission
This is the second stage of the application process, which will provide more detailed information about your group, the choreography and requests footage of the finished work (see guidance notes). This footage is required in order for your application to be considered by the selection panel.
This form should be completed in full and returned to NothWestDance with supporting footage by Sunday 28th January 2018, 5pm


Please note, to be considered for selection for both the regional and national festival (if applicable) you must complete both application forms in full before the deadline.



TO APPLY FOR the U.Dance NW 'On Screen' strand, please complete theU.Dance NW 'On Screen' 2018 Application Formin full before the below deadline.

Deadline for 'On Screen' applications and video submission is Sunday 28th January 2018, 5pm



TO APPLY FOR theU.Dance NW 2018 Under 11s Pre-Show Performance Strand(ages under 11), please complete the below Application Forms in full and return before the deadlines.

Deadline for U.Dance NW 2018 Under 11s Application - Group Registration Form is Sunday 3rdDecember 2017, 5pm

Deadline for U.Dance NW 2018 Under 11s Application - Group Submission Form is Sunday 28th January 2018, 5pm



U.Dance NW also acts as the regional selection event for the Main Group Performance Strand of the annual weekend long, National Youth Dance Festival, U.Dance led by OneDance UK. U.Dance takes place in a different city each year and this year it will take place in Suffolk at Snape Maltings / Dance East from 11th-14th July 2018!

If you have any questions in regards to the regional U.Dance NW festival, the national U.Dance festival or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us here at NorthWestDance at The Lowry:

Jade Aitchison - Youth Dance Coordinator
northwestdance@thelowry.com
0161 876 2025




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