Dance United

Sutemos Summer Dance

Get active, get creative & get dancing with DU Dance this summer. Led by Sheena Kelly these week-long summer schools are open to all young people in the Dungannon area with an interest in dance.

Fun warm up sessions, cool music, try out new dance styles and learn a routine to perform together as a group.

No previous experience required and open to all abilities.

The Summer Dance Weeks will take place at the Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre,

Market Square, Dungannon.

From Monday 27th to Friday 31st July, 10am-4pm

for 12-24 year olds.

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and from Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August, 10am – 1pm

for 8-11 year olds.

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Both are free but booking essential as places are limited.

Contact DU Dance on tel. 9033 0956 or [email protected]


We want you to merge!

Are you aged 12-24 years, want to dance & perform?


Come along and join Merge Cru – Belfast based youth dance group fusing Hip Hop & dance theatre…. no experience necessary all we need is your time and energy!

Free sessions – New group running Sundays, 3-5pm from 29th March 2015, Dance Resource Base Studio, 35 Donegall Street, BelfastMERGE-logo_sized_02

For more info contact DU Dance on tel. 9033 0956 or email [email protected]


BBC Performing Arts Fellow 2015

DU Dance is pleased to announce that our BBC Performing Arts Fellow for 2015 is Brona Jackson. We are absolutely delighted! Welcome on board Brona, looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


For more info click here


Our 4th Unanimous youth dance performance platform took place in December 2014 , at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.  This celebration event gives youth groups from all over Northern Ireland a chance to perform their work in front of a public audience and their peers.

MC Conor ‘Doke’ O’Kane compered an exciting evening of new dance from groups from Ballymoney; Belfast; Derry/L’Derry and Dungannon.



Ballymoney Summer Dance

Calling all young people in the Ballymoney area….

Looking for something alternative, active, fun and creative this summer then come along to the Alternative Energies Summer Dance Week.

Monday 6th to Thursday 9th July
2pm -5pm
Joey Dunlop Centre, Garryduff Road, BT53 7DB

All young people 12 years and over welcome. No previous experience necessary.
Fee £5. Places limited & booking essential.
Contact DU Dance on 9033 0956 or [email protected]

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7th Annual Primary Dance Festival

Belvoir Players Theatre

Wednesday 20th May 2015 (P1-3) & Thursday 21st May 2015 (P4-7)

This fun, exciting non-competitive event incorporated all styles of dance at all levels by children of primary school age. It is a chance for pupils and teachers to share their dance work with other schools and for the children to see a guest professional dance performance in a theatre setting.

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Schools taking part this year were Belmont Primary School, Donegall Road Primary School, Finaghy Primary School, Glenwood Primary School, Hazelwood Integrated Primary School and St Therese of Lisieux Primary School. We welcomed for the first time 100 children from Belvoir Park Primary School as audience members.

Students from Belfast Metropolitan College were our guest performers.

The event is organised by DU Dance with the support of Belfast Education & Library Board

Heroes on the Hill – Dungannon, Intercultural project

DU Dance, working collaboratively with STEP (South Tyrone Empowerment Project), brought a unique intercultural programme of work to Dungannon culminating in a fantastic performance in the Market Square on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April .

Inspired from the legends, myths and heroes from around the world Heroes on the Hill celebrated our diverse and separate histories. 60 young people took to the stage in and through music, dance and storytelling captured our imaginations engaging and celebrating as they reclaimed our hill of many heroes.

Heroes on the Hill, Dungannon. The sun warmed my bones and the performance warmed my heart, your project was a shining example of what the Intercultural Arts Programme was established for!
Joan Dempster, ACNI Arts Development Officer, Community Arts

Went to see Heroes on the Hill show on Sunday in Market Square Dungannon. Amazing show ……. Well done to the organisers & all of the young people involved, an absolute credit to you all. Hope to see this type of show again in Dungannon. Brought together young people from all different traditions, races & backgrounds. This is how to do it no doubt!

Cllr Linda Dillon, Chair Mid Ulster Council

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Principal Funder: Arts Council of Northern Ireland with support from Dungannon Arts Forum, Mid Ulster Council Good Relations Programme & Dungannon Youth Resource Centre.


Alternative Energies Film Screenings

Our three inter-generational short films continue to gain screenings reaching a wider audience from as far afield as Fastnett, Glasgow, Brittany, Frankfurt, Manchester , Limerick and now back to Belfast.

In November 2014, a screening took place at the Second Chance Cinema Weekender, South Bank Playhouse, Belfast…. in February 2015 the films were selected by R-Space Gallery in Lisburn as part of a series of #VISIONING and on Saturday 21 February Back to the Wall – our men and boys film choreographed by Royston Maldoom – will screen at the Takeover Film Festival at Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast with an introduction by Mags Byrne, Artistic Director.

We’re especially pleased to be part of Takeover Film – a festival designed, programmed and run by a team of young people from Northern Ireland.


See further details and full listings here.


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T/F: 028 9033 0956 M: 07790 236130
E: [email protected]

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