Schools Dance Platform!

Published on 18th April 2022

At Brewery Arts, we are committed to working with creative young people in the community to open doors and develop talent.

Published April 2022

Brewery Arts Schools Dance Platform

Last month, hundreds of children from across South Lakeland performed on our stage for Brewery Arts Schools Dance Platform. We have hosted this special event for many years and have seen thousands of young creatives take part. Our team is committed to working with creative young people to help them fulfil their potential and we were delighted to be able to host Dance Platform again this year.

Brewery Arts Schools Dance Platform is a non-competitive and inclusive celebration of dance, featuring pieces created by local Primary, Secondary and SEN schools, in addition to Brewery Youth Dance groups. The event was a part of U.Dance, a national programme providing performance opportunities for young people. Brewery Youth Dance groups performed new pieces, including a dance created for the regional U.Dance festival hosted by The Lowry.

The Dance Platform showcased the work of twenty nine schools groups, including a range of themes and styles inspired by both fun and serious topics. Eleven schools worked with a Brewery Dance Artist to create their pieces, taking part in workshops to learn new skills and develop material that often tied in with curriculum work.

To get involved in next year’s event, schools can contact Brewery Arts to register their details. We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in youth dance opportunities and aim to inspire people of all ages by making the arts accessible to all. Contact Emily Davies, our Engagement Officer for Dance on (01539) 722833 ext: 271 or via email:

Brewery Arts Schools Dance Platform

Feedback from schools involved:

“It has been lovely to get back to performing in a real theatre and allowing the children to shine. They all gained enormously from the experience.”

“Thank you for all your hard work with the group and how you accommodated us with all our different requirements!”

“Thanks so much for the Schools Dance Platform – our children had a blast…it is great to have a favourite annual event re-established.”

We look forward to the next event!

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