Apply to get involved in the region’s largest Youth Dance Festival U.Dance NW

Taking place at The Lowry over two nights on the 21st and 22nd March 2015, NorthWest Dance will host the popular festival packed with chances for youth dance companies to perform and showcase their work and talent, along with a wide variety of dance workshop opportunities for everybody taking part. Past workshops have involved working with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Dance/Northern School of Contemporary Dance, BalletLorent and The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance.

Successful applicants taking part in the U.DanceNW festival not only get the chance to perform at the regional event but also have the added opportunity to be selected for the national event and Main Group Performance Strand delivered by Youth Dance England. This year it is taking place in Plymouth from 22nd to 25th July 2015. (Northwest Dance also welcome applicants from groups that are only interested in performing in the regional U.Dance NW platform.)

So how exactly do you apply? The application process is straightforward and takes place in the form of two parts that each have a different deadline. The first step, part 1 involves filling in an application form and the second part, requires you to submit footage of your groups final work in a video format.

The Application Process:
1. Youth dance companies interested in applying for U.Dance NW need to fill in an application form which can be easily downloaded from the U.Dance webpage. This form should be returned to Northwest Dance by 5pm on Saturday 29th November.
2. The second stage of the application process involves submitting video footage of the groups finished work. Applicants need to send the video by 5pm on Saturday 24th January 2015.
3. During this next stage, submitted video footages will be considered for U.Dance NW 2015 by the regional selection panel consisting of dance professionals and young people.
4. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 6th February 2015.

For full details or to apply and download an application form/pack please visit the NorthWest Dance website

Telephone: 0161 876 2018
Address: NorthWest Dance, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ


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