Dance can be enjoyed as a physical activity and performing art. Street Dance, which originated on the streets of America, is an accessible form of dance that is growing extremely popular for young people thanks to TV, films, music, and social media.
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What is dance?

Dance is an accessible activity that particularly engages those who aren’t hooked on a traditional sporting offer. Dance can allow for teamwork, leadership, collaboration, and creativity to be nurtured and for young people to experience the power dance has on their physical and mental wellbeing.

Street Dance, in particular, appeals to both genders and is inclusive in its nature to be varied to suit every need of the participant. No equipment/kit/desired space is required to take part, only a space big enough for the participants to move and dance safely.

The UDOIT Dance Foundation, a national partner of Sport England, has provided a link to the School Games for local dance festivals to qualify and be part of the National Schools Dance Championships.

Find out more about how to run dance formats.

Equipment needed

  • A device to play music on
  • Sufficient space (can be indoor or outdoor)

Get involved

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

Sign up to find your local SGO

Quick and easy dance activity resources

Be it 10-minute or lesson-length activities, we have a range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities to encourage young people to stay active throughout the day.

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