Dance Live!

Dance Live! is an exciting dance event for schools and colleges brought to you by The Guildhall Trust.

Embracing an ever-evolving digital world and how this is changing the face of modern performance, Dance Live! sees those in KS2-4 and Further Education compete with choreographed routines to the backdrop of a giant digital screen with pupils showcasing a range of skills from dance, performance and off-stage technical skills to creative design.

With a focus on raising aspirations and developing skills for creative career choices, Dance Live! also delivers a range of supportive workshop opportunities for schools.

Following the overwhelming success of Dance Live! we are now also pleased to launch Dance Live – Studio Edition, for dance schools, studios and youth dance companies. Head to the Studio Edition page for more details of this event.

Important update January 2021: In light of the current situation we are reviewing our planned events for 2021 with schools and will update all information soon. 

Dance Live! Portsmouth 2021 Registration

Please email the Dance Live! Team to register

Information for Dance Live! Portsmouth 2021

In light of the current situation we are reviewing our planned events for 2021 with schools and will update all information soon. 


Following the hugely successful inaugural event in early 2020, Dance Live! is returning to Portsmouth Guildhall in 2021 following all guidelines to ensure the competition is delivered in a ‘Covid Safe’ way.

Official registration for the 2021 event is no longer available online. Please email us at if you would like to register to participate in this event or express your interest for 2022.

Before registering please read the Information Pack and Covid-19 Safe and Secure Policy. 

Schools are able to compete in bubbles, more information on this can be found in our Covid-19 Safe and Secure Policy.

The Heats for Dance Live! Portsmouth 2021 will take place on 2nd – 4th March 2021.
The Finals for Dance Live! Portsmouth 2021 will take place on 23rd April 2021.

Dance Live! is coming to a town or city near you...

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Dance Live! Poole, Eastbourne, Dunstable, Croydon, Plymouth, Swindon, Cardiff, Tunbridge Wells

Following interest from schools and colleges up and down the country we are looking to expand Dance Live! to new areas so that even more young people can experience the benefits of this exciting competition.

In a year where our young people have missed out on so many opportunities, Dance Live! follows all Government guidelines to deliver an unforgettable experience in a ‘Covid Safe’ way.

To find out more Dance Live! please take a look at our brochure or watch our video below.

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for Dance Live! events to take place in the following areas in the Summer Term 2021 and/or 2022 subject to funding. We can only commit to events in your area if we know the demand is there!

Expressions of Interest must be made by the links below by 18th December 2020. An Expression of Interest is an indication of your intent, not a binding agreement to participate. If enough interest is received for your area, we will confirm events and open a formal registration process in January 2021.

Express Your Interest here:

Tunbridge Wells

Please read the Information Pack and Covid Safe & Secure Policy before Expressing your Interest so you have a good understanding of the requirements of the event.

New To Dance Live?

If you haven't heard of Dance Live! before, or want to know more about our brilliant event, you can watch our video below or download our 'Introduction to Dance Live!' e-resource, available here.

Find out more about Dance Live!

Dance Live! 2020

Dance Live! 2020 was the inaugural dance event for Schools and Colleges by the Guildhall Trust

Dance Live! Studio Edition

Dance Live! Studio Edition is an exciting dance event for dance schools, studios and youth dance companies.


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