Are you part of a youth dance group?

Are you 11 – 19 years old? Or up to 25 for inclusive groups?

Would you like the chance to perform in an exciting venue in the North East? and even represent the North East at a national dance event? Then Pulse 2016 is for you!

Celebrating Dance across the North East and as part of a National event.

PULSE is a series of events that celebrate the best in youth dance across the region and provide groups (schools and community) with the opportunity to perform in a professional space local to them, be inspired, see each other’s work and acknowledge the talent of young creators and performers.

The PULSE 2017 Sub-Regional Platforms also offer the opportunity of youth dance progression routes; groups of young people aged 11 to 19 (and disabled young people up to the age of 24) can opt to be part of a selection process to represent the North East at the Dance City Regional Pulse Platform which follows the Pulse events and then at National level as U.Dance 2017 hosts a celebration festival in Birmingham in July.

At each of the Sub Regional events (from groups who have ‘opted in’) we will select two to perform at Dance City’s Regional Pulse Platform and from this event we will select a further two to represent the North East in Manchester in July.  These stages are purely optional and groups may opt to perform at their sub regional event only if they wish (see dates below).   We are especially keen to receive applications from groups which include disabled dancers and are working to ensure the festival is inclusive and fully accessible.

PULSE events are happening throughout the North East region in Feb/March 2017 and for the opportunity to be involved please complete the PULSE 2017 Initial Letter and Confirmation of Interest form email directly to your nearest platform organiser  (details in the form) by Fri 25 Nov 2016.

Each platform organiser will compile all the responses and then contact you in December with further details and to ask you for the relevant information about your group and pieces, please make sure you adhere to deadlines. 2017 information & guidance_notes