Dance

Dance can be enjoyed as a physical activity and performing art. Street Dance, in which UDOIT specialise in, originated on the streets of America in the late 70s. Street Dance is an accessible form of dance that is growing extremely popular for young people thanks to TV, Films, Music & Social media.

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Dance in the School Games

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

UDOIT Dance Foundation has provided a link to the School Games for the local dance festivals to qualify and be part of our National Schools Dance Championships Level 4 event.

Our national schools championships

In the past, our model has looked like this and is expanding and growing according to the need & demand:

  • 4 regional qualifiers - Northern, Midlands, Southern & Wales
  • Categories- All style (any style that isn’t street dance eg contemporary/jazz/musical theatre) & Street Dance
  • Teams of 4-30 participants with music limit of 2 mins 30.
  • Primary (years 3-6)
  • Junior (years 7-9)
  • Senior (years 10-13)
  • Top 5 from each category qualify for our UK Final.

The day has opportunities to learn from industry professionals in workshops, meet young people from other schools/regions, be inspired by the judges demonstrations and vibe with others who love to dance through freestyle sessions. 

Due to Covid restrictions all of our competitions have been suspended until further notice. 

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UDOIT Dance Foundation is a national charity working in both Wales & England, to create and provide inclusive Street Dance opportunities. We have the links to industry professionals through our commercial partner United Dance Organisation, who provide a platform for Street dance competitors to work their way to a World Championship.

UDOIT Dance Foundation

UDOIT Dance Foundation is not a NGB, but is a national partner of Sport Wales & Sport England to provide Street dance opportunities for children & young people. The key to this is for us to provide support, guidance and assistance for schools, Sports partnerships and supporting organisations to develop their dance offer for the young people they work with. We work with local exit route providers to create opportunities for children and young people to experience street dance in an environment that is comfortable for them (school) with links to a satellite club for them to continue their street dance journey. We would love to create more opportunities for young people to experience the positive benefits Street Dance has on their physical and mental health and would love to work with the School Games Officers on their dance offers and how we can work in partnership to ensure children & young people have a great experience.

In a normal world pre-Covid we host the National Schools Dance Championships which is an opportunity for schools to qualify for a regional competition experience with industry professional workshops and judges. This is a great pathway for School Games Officers to map their dance competition timetable to give their young people an extra opportunity of our championships. 

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UDOIT Dance foundation aim to inspire, engage and empower children & young people to experience the power Street Dance can have through school/ community clubs and links, competitions and training opportunities.

Getting involved in Dance

Our website has over 100 resources tailored for different ages and abilities, including street dance for children/families/older adults/inclusive street dance/street dance for experienced dancers/street dance challenges.

www.udoitdance.co.uk

Activities to do at home

Our website has over 100 resources tailored for different ages and abilities, including street dance for children/families/older adults/inclusive street dance/street dance for experienced dancers/street dance challenges.

www.udoitdance.co.uk

www.youtube.com/udoitdancefoundation

We also have a weekly timetable with access to live afterschool clubs to join in. 

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