Youth Dance England is the national organisation that champions dance for and with children

and young people



Our aim is to increase access, raise standards and improve progression routes in dance on a national scale both in and out of school settings.

We deliver national programmes that inspire, raise aspirations and celebrate excellence. Our programmes provide essential platforms for engaging young people in dance from first steps to training for a professional career. We create lifelong dance participants and audiences as well as the next generation of dance artists and leaders.

We do this by working closely with national and regional partners to ensure that all things dance including events, performances, programmes and training opportunities are developed and delivered in each region across the country.

We also create new partnerships between those providing and supporting dance activities for children and young people through working across the arts, community, education, sport, youth and youth justice sectors.

YDE also offers advice, training, support and resources to both young people and those who have developed, or are thinking about developing, a career in dance.

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