Filming Concludes for ‘Relocate’

That’s a wrap! Filming for ‘Relocate’ finished earlier this week – and thankfully the weather was a bit kinder to everyone this time around.

‘Relocate’ is an intercultural project from Sutemos exploring themes of migration and settlement. It’s wonderful to have a project like this encouraging families to work together.

Well done to all involved!

Faoileoireach / Soaring


DU Dance (NI) working in partnership with Beyond Skin, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and Falls Women’s Centre present two public performances featuring dance, music, film, storytelling & song involving women and young people from West Belfast and those who have made this area their home.

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March, 7:30pm
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH
Tickets £5
Tel. 028 9096 4180

Everyone welcome.

‘Relocate’ Film Project Underway

Filming has begun for ‘Relocate’: a Dungannon-based project from Sutemos and Suteminis which explores themes of migration and settlement.

Well done to all the participants and thanks to everyone who has supported the filming – especially given the weather which included wind, sleet and hailstones. Some well-earned hot chocolate was definitely in order!

The red carpet will be rolled out for the film’s premiere in The Square Box, Ranfurly House, Dungannon on 17th April 2019, 6-9pm.

Save the Date(s): Primary Schools Dance Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Primary Schools Dance Festival will be taking place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May. Watch this space for more details!

If you want your school to get involved, contact us via email ( or telephone 028 9033 0956.

Dance Passion – Get Involved

Driven by social media and the BBC’s unrivalled reach, #DancePassion will showcase the country’s dance sector in all its variety. Facilitated by BBC Arts and One Dance UK, companies and artists will celebrate this diverse art form with performance and insight including behind the scenes access, rehearsals and conversation.

In Spring 2019, BBC Arts and One Dance UK want to work with dance companies and independent artists in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to shout about and share stories, performances, insight and archive to celebrate this art form. From 1st-6th April, everyone will work together to create a national moment in celebration of dance. This is an opportunity for dance organisations and artists from Northern Ireland to get involved.

To find out more information on how to get involved, click here.

Unanimous 2019

Creative Steps perform at DU Dance’s production of Unanimous at the Lyric Theatre 8th April 2018

We are once again delighted to present Unanimous – the eighth platform event showcasing great new youth dance theatre at The MAC, Belfast Sunday 28 April 2019.

This event brings together some of the best youth dance groups from across the island of Ireland with other inspiring companies in a non-competitive arena.

Groups confirmed for this year include:

– Alternative Energies, Ballymoney
– Brona Jackson Dance Company, Derry
– Company B, Dublin
– Connect Youth, Enniskillen
– Dublin Youth Dance Company
– Sutemos, Dungannon

Any youth dance group (ages 12-24 yrs) wanting to take part please get in touch.

Contact DU Dance (NI) Artistic Director Mags Byrne:

Tickets are available to purchase here.

Young Carers Night at the Oscars ~ Ballymoney Town Hall

There may have been a white carpet of snow, rather than the red carpet laid out at Ballymoney Town Hall on Tuesday night, 29th January, but that didn’t deter young people, their family, friends, support workers and school teachers stepping out to applaud the stars of the show – young carers from the Causeway Coast & Glens and Mid & East Antrim areas for the premiere screening of their film “The People I Know”. They each received an “Oscar”, DVD copy of their film and a resource pack of further arts events and activities to get involved in.

This is the third in a series of films made by and with young carers through DU Dance (NI) in partnership with Barnardos Northern Ireland produced by Triplevision Productions and funded by BBC Children in Need.

Ten young carers, aged 10-13 years, came together for the first time between October and November last year for a series of workshops followed by two days filming in various venues in Ballymena and the beautiful location of Ballintoy.

An audience member remarked “Very powerful – a great way for the young people to convey their feelings and message.”


Some of the young carers involved in the third film “The People I know” with Terry Burns, BBC Children in Need and Mervyn Storey MLA.


Happy Christmas from DU Dance (NI)


Summer Sessions Success

Our Youth Engagement Summer Sessions are now finished. Alternatives, Alternative Energies and Belfast Boys had an amazing time this summer on their week of youth dance. Alternatives finished up their week with a trip to the Jet Centre for some bowling, Alternative Energies had a splash doing aqua dancing and Belfast Boys had a great time at the cinema. Thanks to everyone involved!

Young Carers #3

The third of our six young carers dance on film projects will get underway in October in partnership with Barnardos NI and Triplevision Productions.   This time the workshop programme will be hosted by The Braid, Ballymena, and will lead to filming at locations chosen by the young people in November.  We are excited to work with the group who are all 8-12yrs and from across Co. Antrim. Let’s see what we can create together!!!