Welcome to School Dance Week | 16 - 20 Oct 2017


Hello and welcome to School Dance Week, the first ever community uniting primary schools nationwide with the UK’s top dance professionals.

School Dance Week helps foster relationships between primary schools and professional dancers and dance companies, to encourage as many children as possible to explore the benefits of dance and to offer teachers pathways to developing their confidence and skills in dance.

We look forward to a week of children, teachers and professionals up and down the country celebrating dance!

 Photo: Wolfgang Webster

Photo: Wolfgang Webster

Arlene Phillips


"I'm thrilled to see schools and dance companies coming together to learn from each other in School Dance Week. 

"Helping young people to express themselves through movement, fuelling their imaginations, and encouraging active and healthy lifestyles - it's all so important. Every school can benefit from this.

"Young minds and bodies naturally respond to music and it doesn't take much to make something wonderful with that. 

"I love that music and movement create shared experiences and bring people together - yet there is no right or wrong interpretation. Everyone can succeed in dance in their own way."

Banner images provided by New AdventuresThe McOnie CompanyBalletBoyz and C-12