Young Carers 6th Dance/Film Project.

The 6th film, with our partners Barnardo’s Young Carers, began with a meeting on the 9th June. A group of nine young carers and six leaders met in Magherafelt to plan the direction of the programme which will be a catalyst for the re-emergence of Barnardo’s Young Carers Council. Workshops will take place in July and August and a celebratory Jamboree is planned for September to bring all groups together.

Youth Engagement Projects Perform.

Following a busy term on Zoom, our youth engagement projects were delighted to return to in-person outdoor weekly workshops in May, each concluding in a performance.

Alternatives & Alternative Energies returned to St James Care Home in Ballymoney to perform for the residents, Belfast Boys performed a sea-inspired piece at the Belfast Buoys in the Titanic Quarter and finally Suteminis and Sutemos invited their family and friends to watch them perform at Ranfurly outdoor events space in Dungannon.

More photos on our social media!

U.Dance National Panel announces selected entries!

Congratulations to all the talented youth dance companies and individuals from across the UK & Ireland who have been selected by the U.Dance National Panel to represent their region at this year’s U.Dance National Showcase 2021.

We are delighted that the island of Ireland will be represented by Jenography Dance (Downpatrick) with their film ‘Liberty of Lockdown’ and St Louise’s Dance (Belfast) with their film ‘Time’ and Laois Youth Dance Ensemble (Portlaoise) and their film ‘Fearless’.

We look forward to watching them and all other entries streamed on the One Dance UK Channels on 16-18th July.

Find out more: U.Dance National Showcase 2021

Job Opportunity Marketing Co-Ordinator (p/t)

DU Dance (NI) is seeking a highly motivated and creative freelance Marketing Co-Ordinator to join our small, lively and productive team.

Experience in marketing & social media, creating original content & publicity; excellent interpersonal & communication skills; digital & technical knowledge; self-motivation with the ability to work independently & collaboratively alongside administrative & time-management skills are essential.  

Previous experience in arts or community development and passion for the work is vital.

Fixed contract from June 2021 to March 2022, with an extension funding permitting. 6 hrs./week with an additional 2 hrs./week accumulated, as required, to reflect the company’s programmes of work and agreed in advance.

For a job description and person spec. please contact louise@dudanceni.com 

For more information on the company see www.dudanceni.com

To apply, please submit a CV with covering letter indicating how you meet the criteria

by 5pm on Friday 4th June 2021

Interviews are scheduled week beginning 14th June 2021.

References will be obtained with expectation that the successful person will be notified by 18th June 2021.

DU Dance Challenge 21


This week Shiferaw from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has set the weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

Find us on social media:

Facebook: dudanceni Twitter: @DUDanceni Instagram: du.dance.ni TikTok: dudanceni

DU Dance Challenge 20

This week Ciaran from Dublin has set the weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

Find us on social media:

Facebook: dudanceni Twitter: @DUDanceni Instagram: du.dance.ni TikTok: dudanceni

DU Dance Challenge Step-by-step guide Week 20

DU Dance Challenge 19

This week Mariam from Dublin Youth Dance Company has set us our weekly #DUDanceChallenge.

Want to give it a go, then check out the step-by-step guide below.

Don’t forget to share your moves on social media with the hashtag #DUDanceChallenge.

Find us on social media:

Facebook: dudanceni Twitter: @DUDanceni Instagram: du.dance.ni TikTok: dudanceni

DU Dance Challenge Step-by-step guide Week 19