The National Dance Performance Framework & Performances

U.Dance aims to provide every child and young person in England with the opportunity to perform dance each year. It includes an event registration scheme, the national youth dance festivals and training.
Inspiring and Nurturing Young Choreographic Talent

An annual project run in partnership with The Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House and Rambert. This project helps young people develop their choreographic skills and leads to public performances at Royal Opera House.
Youth Dance England's Team of Young Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors help YDE shape our programmes, they also deliver some projects as part of the national youth dance festivals, attend YDE and regional youth dance evens and use all their involvement to do Arts Award.
  Supporting Dance Teachers to Deliver High Quality Dance

Youth Dance England works with a range or partners including the National Dance Teacher's Association to support dance teaching in school and connect dance teachers with the wider youth dance sector through the national schemes such as U.Dance.
  Information About Programmes that YDE Has Run Over the Years

Links to past programmes such as: U.Dance, U.Dance England, Young Creatives, Stride!, YDE Conference, National Youth Dance Entrepreneurs, National Youth Dance Festival, and National Youth Dance Performances.


Young people can use their involvement in YDE programmes to support their Arts Award. Here is more information specificalyl about how Young Creatives and the U.Dance programme can support Bronze and Silver Arts Award.

Download PDF here.


Youth Dance England's programmes are supported by Art Council England

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