East Yorkshires New Performance Challenge Contest

What is It?

Chance to Dance is a new performance challenge for East Yorkshire & the Humber’s Primary and Secondary schools, as well as Youth Groups, taking place June/July 2020 (Dates TBC). Children across the region can showcase their creativity with a dance performance around their chosen theme. We want to see young people celebrate participation in performing arts whilst creating inspiring productions.

Performances will be judged by theatre and dance professionals from the region. The top 3 schools will receive prizes to improve performance arts access in their school community. Chance to Dance is run by DA Creative Studio in partnership with National Events Support.

Our Mission

Year on year, schools and youth groups across East Yorkshire & the Humber have proven themselves to be performance enthusiasts, with children competing as dancers, lighting technicians, set-designers and more.

The absence of Rock Challenge this year has created huge disappointment among former participants. We are passionate about creating an alternative opportunity for talented young people everywhere to showcase and develop their skills, whilst gaining lifelong benefits.

Chance to Dance is a new platform for positivity and performing arts.

Our Support

We are passionate about building an inclusive and supportive environment for all our competing schools and groups. Kindly funded by National Event Support, all participating schools will be reimbursed £100 (which can be put towards school equipment or school funds) as a thank you for taking part.* Support will include a dedicated forum on our website, available for teachers involved in the competition to connect with each other, as well as online pre-registration which will allow schools to plan ahead for the next year and apply efficiently.

* Further details will be supplied within the Information Packs received upon successful application.

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Our aims

We celebrate student participation in performing arts whilst creating inspiring productions. We want to give a platform to children of all ages where they can showcase their talents and creativity.

A big thank you to all our sponsors!