056: One Dance UK with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance

One Dance UK is the national Sector Support Organisation for Dance and the lead Subject Association for Dance in Schools in England. We have a growing membership of teachers and schools, who all benefit from advice, resources and discounted conference/CPD opportunities.
I chat with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance, One Dance UK




We discuss

  • How dance is used as part of the P.E curriculum
  • How to use the funding available
  • U.Dance
  • Support for Governors and Trustees
  • Bridge organisations – How to get in touch with people from arts companies to support you in your school
  • Development of video to aid teachers

Website: www.onedanceuk.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onedanceuk/

Twitter: @onedanceuk and @youthance (our school and youth dance twitter feed)


Useful links

Out PE & Sport Guidance: http://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/delivering-dance-through-the-pe-and-sports-premium-funding/

Bridge Organisations: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/children-and-young-people/bridge-organisations

U.Dance Information (For dance performances): http://www.onedanceuk.org/programme/u-dance/u-dance-registration/

Dance Education: Guidance for Governors and Trustees: http://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/dance-education-guide-governors-trustees/


One Dance UK is the national body for dance in the UK, formed by the merger of Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England. Our organisation represents dancers at all levels of the dance industry, and champions excellence in education, youth dance, dance of the African diaspora, performance, health and well-being, management, leadership and career development.

1 Comment

  1. Jim Harte on January 1, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Great interview. This gave me about 5 good ideas that I can take directly back into my teaching. Thanks Claire and Mark.

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