Some of the best youth dance groups from across the region get ready to tread the boards at The Lowry in U. Dance North West 2015 on Sat 21 and Sun 22 March.
The annual U.Dance NW event is a chance for youth dance groups from Salford and across the North West to take to a professional stage and share their work with local audiences.
Over two nights, youth dance companies from all over the North West will showcase their very best talents in an exhilarating evening of exciting and varied dance. From Contemporary to Break dance, Bharata Natyam to Dance theatre, and a fusion of everything in between, there really is something for everyone.
Over the weekend, the young dancers will also take part in a programme of workshops at The Lowry, run by professional performers, trainers and choreographers.
Danielle Pollitt Walmsley, from Salford, has been involved with U:Dance NW for the past four years and is looking forward to performing on the stage in this year’s event.
Danielle Pollitt-Walmsley Performs with Commotions Youth Dance Company
“Unlike many youth performance platforms U.Dance NW is a full day and a full experience. From the moment you enter the venue to the end of the performance you will be dancing, meeting new people, and learning new skills.
U.Dance NW is an amazing experience and I feel privileged to be a part of it. The full day is carefully planned out so that every group gets to attend various workshops. These workshops could vary from contemporary to street dance or classical Indian dance and there is a great variety of styles. Personally my favourite workshop I have done at U.Dance NW was bangra. I loved this style as it worked very closely with rhythms and was extremely different to any style I had done before.
I can`t wait to perform and I feel U.Dance gives the opportunity to be able to share our work with many very talented dance groups.”
There are two U.Dance NW performances at The Lowry, on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd March, and anyone can book tickets to see some of the best youth dance groups from across the region perform their work. Visit www.thelowry.com for tickets.
If you would like to get involved with U.Dance visit http://www.northwestdance.org.uk/ for more information.