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Young dancers from across the capital set sights on U.Dance 2017

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Young dancers from across the capital set sights on U.Dance 2017 - the nation’s largest national youth dance festival, taking place this year in Birmingham, from 13-16 July.

The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership are proud to announce the names of 10 local dance groups who will be taking part in the U.Dance 2017: London Regional Platform in preparation for U.Dance 2017, the 11th national youth dance festival run by One Dance UK. U.Dance 2017 will be held at the Birmingham Hippodrome from 13-16 July.

Congratulations to:

  • Dillon Dance Youth
  • Avant Garde Youth
  • Quicksilver
  • SLiDE
  • Impact Youth
  • Sujata Banerjee Dance Academy
  • Uxbridge College
  • Royal Rebelz
  • Sydenham High School Contemporary Company
  • East London Youth Dance Company

This is an exciting opportunity for these youth dance groups to perform on stage at the Laban Theatre, hone their dance skills by taking professional dance workshops and meet and work with other young dancers from across the region.

Following the regional platform, two groups will be selected by a panel of expert judges to travel to Birmingham for the U.Dance 2017 national festival in July, joining up to 300 young dancers from across the country for a three-day national youth dance festival, which always captures the imagination of the host town or city.

Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive of One Dance UK says: "The U.Dance national youth dance festival is an important event on the national dance calendar. From the regional platforms to the Festival itself, U.Dance engages with more than 2,000 young dancers, encouraging them in the pursuit of excellence in dance and embarking on careers in dance, highlighting one of One Dance UK’s key aspirations - to get as many young people as possible dancing’

U.Dance 2017's London regional platform is presented by The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership.