U.Dance NW 2019

U.Dance NW 2019

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. This event will take place Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019 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). It is a fantastic place to provide regional dance groups/ companies/ schools  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.


This year, U.Dance NW is providing four strands for young talent in the region to be a part of, including 'Main Stage Performance', 'Under 11s Performance''Dance on Screen' and 'Choreographic Exchange' strands. To find out more about these opportunities in detail, please read our Regional Information & Guidance Notes.



 U.Dance NW 2019 Main Performance Strand 

'Main stage', 'On screen' and 'Under 11s pre-performance strand'

Saturday 16th March 2019

Preston Young Dancers 'Under 11s pre-performance' - Lancashire

About Turn Dance Company and Chorley Boys - Lancashire

Jackson Dance Company - Greater Manchester

MPower Youth - Lancashire

Move to the Left - Cheshire

LIPA Sixth Form and College - Merseyside

Blue Moose Dance Company 'On Screen'  - Lancashire


Eden Boys Moves Seniors 'On Screen' - Cumbria

Redgate Primary School 'On Screen' - Merseyside

Brewery Youth Dance Company - Cumbria

Preston Youth Dance Company - Lancashire

The Collective: Rainhill High School - Merseyside

Chameleon Youth Juniors - Greater Manchester

Dope Male Performance Company - Cheshire

Sunday 17th March 2019 

Eden Boys Moves Juniors 'Under 11s pre-performance' - Cumbria

Eden Youth Dance Company Juniors 'Under 11s pre-performance' - Cumbria

Cumbria Youth Dance Company - Cumbria

WN Dance Company- Greater Manchester

Mannin Youth Dance Company - Isle of Man

Swati Youth Dance - Lancashire

Torque Youth Dance Company Seniors - Greater Manchester

Blue Moose Dance Company 'On Screen'  - Lancashire


Eden Boys Moves Seniors 'On Screen' - Cumbria

Redgate Primary School 'On Screen' - Merseyside

DanceSyndrome - Lancashire

Homegrown Dance Theatre - Cheshire

Delusion (The Manchester College) - Greater Manchester

Accrington Academy Dance Company - Lancashire

Merseyside Youth Dance Company - Merseyside

Ludus Youth Dance Company - Lancashire

Tickets are now on sale for both evenings via The Lowry Website: thelowry.com/whats-on/u-dance-nw-2019/



U.Dance NW Main Stage 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 London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019!

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

Jade Aitchison - Youth Dance Coordinator


0161 876 2025