Young dancers and choreographers took over Southbank Centre during a three-day celebration of youth dance talent from the UK and abroad between 13th and 15th July 2012. All daytime activities including performances and masterclasses with renowned professionals were free admission to all, and each evening showcased some of the best youth dance groups selected from across the country to perform in flagship performances on the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall stages.
You can access the full U.Dance 2012 section of the website here.
Flick through the full programme below:
DVDs of the evening performances are available to purchase from here.
U.Dance England was an outstanding success on Sunday 4th July 2010 at Birmingham Hippodrome where 150 young dancers from 12 regional dance groups gave an incredible performance including their 12 original pieces and a mind-blowing finale pulled together just a couple of days prior under the direction of choreographer Bettina Strickler.
The participants all took part in a memorable 4-day residential beforehand during which they practised and developed their dance skills in genres ranging from contemporary to Kathak, and street to musical theatre. They were taught technique, repertoire and choreography by some of England's renowned artists including Adèle Thompson from Stomp and Marc Calape from So You Think You Can Dance.
JNR Sinstars from the East
Retina Youth Dance Company from the East Midlands
Shift Youth Dance Company from London
Greenfield Youth Dance Company from the North East
Homegrown Youth Dance Company from the North West
Fuzzy Logic Dance Company from the South East
Champloo Youth Crew from the South West
Beingfrank Youth from the West Midlands
Nuvo Youth Company from the West Midlands
Momentum Youth Dance from Yorkshire
Anjali Youth Dance Company from the South East
Ludus Youth Dance Company from the North West
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Last updated: 26-09-2012