Building Communities Workshops.

DU Dance (NI) dance artist Sheena Kelly delivered four pre-recorded dance workshops, tailored to the Causeway Crew in Ballymoney, a group for participants with disabilities. Each video was uploaded to their private Facebook page and tailored to their interests over the month of February.

Sutemos celebrates 10 years.

Sutemos celebrated their 10th birthday on 3rd March with an online party that saw 36 new and old dancers coming together to dance and share their favourite memories. The 10-year celebration film showcasing all the group’s accomplishments over the years went out on social media to over 5000 views.

One of the most significant and formative experiences of my adolescence which I have always treasured” Sutemos dancer.

Youth Engagement Project’s Online Term & Masterclass series.

This term due to the current restrictions our Youth Engagement Projects stayed online participating in weekly classes, an “Express Yourself” week of open workshops to celebrate & promote Mental Wellbeing, a Manic Monday Disco and a series of Masterclasses in different genres with invited dancers from across the UK. Each of our youth dancers was delighted to receive their third ‘Goody Bag’ in the post filled with great ideas to help with mental wellbeing at this tough time. We look forward to getting back in-person after the Easter break. YEP Class information here

“Thank you so much for the pack, it’s so awesome” YEP Participant.

“Thanks so much for the wonderful fun-filled packs” YEP Parent.

Film Screenings

Inter-generational Film ‘Tides’ screened in February as part of WANDA: Feminism and the Moving Image Festival, Young carers film #5 was showcased to a family audience in Enniskillen in December and ‘Through Our Eyes’ which brings together the first five films of the Young Carers project premiered at Belfast Children’s Festival in March.

Can’t recommend watching this enough. Loved it. So moving it brought a tear to my eye. Beautifully shot and put together. Congrats to everyone involved. You kids are all awesome”

Online audience member for ‘Through Our Eyes’

Unanimous 2020

Youth Dancers from Ballymoney, Belfast, Dungannon and Enniskillen attended Unanimous 2020 which looked a little different to previous years. Each group performed their own choreography in the outdoor location of The Lid, Crawfordsburn Scout Centre and took part in a live streamed masterclass by Rob Anderson from the Gary Clarke Dance Company.

The December weather did not dampen the spirits of the young dancers who had lots of energy and excitement on the day with lots of positive feedback received afterwards.

Thank you to all the groups who performed & their leaders in creating choreography under challenging circumstances.

DU Dance Challenge 18


This week we have a Breakdance challenge from Rob in Newcastle Upon Tyne as part of 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.

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Step-by-step guide Challenge 18

DU Dance Challenge 17

This week our #DUDanceChallenge has been set by Meseret in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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.

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Step-by-Step guide DU Dance Challenge 17

“Through Our Eyes’ screening at the Belfast Children’s Festival.

A huge thank you to our funders at BBC Children in Need and partners Barnardos NI for enabling us to produce this dance film project being screened at Belfast Children’s Festival this week.

More info  bit.ly/3r5l0H6

Celebrating 10 years!

2021 marks the tenth year of DU Dance NI Youth Engagement project- Sutemos based in Dungannon.

We met virtually with members old and new to mark the achievement.

It has been a fantastic 10 years and we look forward to 10 more. Check out our recap of some of our favourites moments.

DU Dance Challenge 16

This week we are in Wales with Rachel from National Youth Arts, Wales who has set us this week’s #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:

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Step-by-step guide Week 16