Join the U.Dance Registration Scheme!

Click here to download the U.Dance Registration form

Once completed, please email it to

Once we receive and check your form, we’ll email you back with details of how to access the U.Dance Champions area of the website and we’ll also post out your U.Dance Certificates.

U.Dance registration has been re-vamped to bring you some new benefits and refreshed resources when you register your dance performance events with U.Dance.


Stage 1

Families or clusters of schools Dance Performances & Sport Partnership Dance Performances

Stage 2

County Dance Performances (including London Boroughs and Unitary Authorities)

Stage 3

Annual Regional Dance Performances, which act as selection platforms for the National Dance Performance Event

Stage 4

Annual National Dance Performance Event


By registering an event you become one of our U.Dance Champions and if you register three or more separate events you’ll be sent a U.Dance Champion hoodie in recognition of your hard work and ongoing links with the U.Dance scheme!

So if you’re organising a dance performance for children or young people aged 0 – 19 and would like to register your event to become part of the national U.Dance programme click here.

How to Register Your Event

Firstly it’s important that you read through these criteria to make sure you can answer yes to all of them, otherwise unfortunately your event cannot be registered with U.Dance:


  1. Does your dance performance involve children and/or young people from more than one school or group from within England?
  2. Is your dance performance fully accessible to children and young people regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background or disability?
  3. Does your dance performance encourage the inclusion of a diversity of dance styles and genres that are practiced in England?
  4. Does your dance performance take place in a safe place that is appropriate for dance performance?
  5. Do you have a comprehensive child protection policy in place for the safe management and delivery of your dance performance?
  6. Does your dance performance engage the children and young people in a positive experience that fosters creativity, mutual encouragement and respect, and excellence in dance?
  7. Does your event take place in more than 30 days time?


If you can answer yes to these questions, then all you need to do is download this Registration Form and email it to 

Once we receive and check your form, we’ll email you back with details of how to access the U.Dance Champions area of the website and we’ll also post out your U.Dance Certificates.

The Benefits of Registering

If you register your event with U.Dance you’ll become one of our U.Dance Champions and your event will become part of a growing network of dance platforms for children and young people.

Here is an overview of what you’ll get when you register a dance performance for the first-time:


Free access to the U.Dance Champions Section of the website where you'll be able to download a range of resources and face sheets. These include a performance programme template, check-lists and fundraising ideas


100 A5 (printed 2 to a page) colour certificates for the dancers at your event. The new design will allow you to over-print your own logo and a template will be provided


Access to special ticket deals for profressional dance performances for you to enjoy and take your group or class along


Access to termly 'U.Dance Awards' - We'll be asking U.Dance Champions to upload footage of dance piece at their events which they would like to put forward for either the U.Dance Choreographic Award or a U.Dance Performances Award. See below.


Special incentives for U.Dance Champions who register three or more events with U.Dance, including a U.Dance Champions Hoodie and a profile in our U.Dance Roll of Honour. Click here for more info on the U.Dance Roll of Honour


You'll be able to display the U.Dance logo on your promotional materials for your event, showing it links to the national scheme


Access to early bird tickets and free ticket offers for national youth dance festival managed by Youth Dance England. Click here for more info on the national youth dance festival


U.Dance Awards

This is a brand new element of the U.Dance registration scheme. There are 3 awards up for grabs!

To be in with the chance of winning the first 2 awards, we’re inviting everyone who registers their event to upload film footage of their favourite dance pieces from their show to YouTube under one of two categories:


1. Choreography

Pieces that really delve deep and aim high with the choreographic content of their piece. We want to see dances that are innovative and inspiring, that challenge the audience through the ideas they embody through exciting and dynamic choreography. 

You need to use the following heading for the YouTube clips in this category: U.Dance Awards Entry - Choreography


2. Performance

Dance pieces where the performers really shine. Where the dancers show their passion and enthusiasmfor dance, through the energy and focus they exhibit on stage.

You need to use the following heading for the YouTube clip in this category: U.Dance Awards Entry - Performance



  1. The dance piece uploaded to YouTube must've been performed at a U.Dance registered event.
  2. The person uploading the film footage accepts all liability for uploading the film and has obtained the necessary permissions from the performers and the film maker to upload the film.
  3. The piece should be no-longer than 10 minutes in duration.
  4. The dancers in the piece should comprise at least 80% 0 to 19 year olds.
  5. Entries will not be assessed unless the person uploading the film includes their U.Dance Champion registration number in the description.


PLEASE NOTE: In the Description you must put the group name, venue and date of performance so we can trace it back to your performance and can contact you if you have won!

At the end of each term our expert panel will watch the films uploaded within that term, to choose a winner for each category. The two winners will each be presented with a U.Dance Award trophy and their winning film will be profiled on the U.Dance website and through Youth Dance England online communications.


3. Biggest U.Dance Performance

There will also be an award for the biggest U.Dance performance each term which will be given directly to the U.Dance Champion who registers the event involving the largest number of people.

To be in with a chance of winning this trophy you must make sure that you submit the number of performers and audience members to us when prompted after your event.


U.Dance is supported by Arts Council England

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