New for 2021, Dance4 and DanceXchange will deliver MY (Midlands Youth) Dance Digital 2021, a celebration of youth dance across the whole of the Midlands region.
MY Dance Digital 2021 is the Midlands regional platform of U.Dance, which is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK. U.Dance is a national celebration of performance by young people aged 11-19 years, and up to 25 years for young people with disabilities, and welcomes dancers performing any style or genre.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW!
Dance groups, schools and individuals who take part in My Dance Digital 2021 will be featured in an exclusive film and potentially be selected for the U.Dance National Festival.
Dancers can create brand new content which follows current government guideline such as utilising Zoom, working within a bubble or working in COVID secure settings. You can also submit pre-recorded work or a mixture of the two. Your submitted dance piece must be suitable for screen.
Applications must include film footage of the piece intended to be performed and the deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021
- No more than 30 dancers
- Dancers must be aged 11 – 19 years on 31 July 2021.
Disabled dancers up to age 25 years are allowed.
- You must be working within Covid-19 guidance that is appropriate for your setting
- Submit a dance piece which is between 2 and 7 minutes in duration.
- Be based in the UK and involve dancers who live in the UK
Regional Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrate excellence in performance
- Present excellent and engaging choreography
- Dancers showing clear ownership of the choreography, appropriate for their age and experience
- Demonstrate respect and consideration
- Reflect the diversity of dance styles practiced by young people across the UK
- Creation of an interesting and varied performance
- Showcase excellent and authentic work from both schools and youth dance setting
MY DANCE APPLICATION FORM / Deadline: Wednesday 31 March 2021
Select groups will be chosen by a panel of regional dance professionals to take part in the My Dance Digital. Groups will be notified no later than Thursday 8 April 2021.
If you have any questions, queries or you need assistance to complete your application, please contact us below:
East Midlands: Freya Coles (Dance4) firstname.lastname@example.org / 0115 924 2016
West Midlands: Jamaal O’Driscoll (DanceXchange) email@example.com / 0121 667 6730