U.Dance youth dance summer festival

Published: 4 July 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Karen Hauer

One Dance UK's National Youth Dance Festival, U.Dance 2021, will feature Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hauer and former champion Joanne Clifton, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne, West End leading lady Miriam Teak-Lee and Royal Ballet star Marcelino Sambe.

Taking place between 16–18 July entirely online, the event will comprised 30 sessions including digital dance masterclasses, industry information panels and dance showcases. The event is open to dancers aged 11–19, or up to 25 with a disability and is free for all attendees.

International dance star Karen Hauer, who will be leading some masterclasses at U.Dance 2021, said, “it’s so important to continue to inspire our young people. I am always excited to see the next generation of dancers’ passion and determination to continue to learn and do what they love. Dance offers a wide range of opportunities and U.Dance is a special celebration of our art form—I can’t wait to see you there.”