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Be moved: Sign up to be a #DancePassion Partner

23 November 2018

The UK is a world leader in dance. This vibrant and diverse sector has an important role to play. Not just in our creative industries but also in education, health and well-being, and bringing communities together, appealing to both the young and not so young. #DancePassion is an extraordinary showcase of amazing dance talent from across the UK. In Spring 2019, BBC Arts and One Dance UK are working with dance companies and independent artists in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to shout about and share stories, performances, insight and archive to celebrate this flagship art form. Find out how you can get involved.

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Be moved

Dance has the power to move the soul as well as the body. It brings together different communities and generations in a shared love of creative expression. #DancePassion is an opportunity to share the love of dance, with a celebration online and on-air, not just by the BBC but the whole dance sector.

Driven by social media and the BBC’s unrivalled reach, #DancePassion is showcasing the country’s dance sector in all its variety. Facilitated by BBC Arts and One Dance UK, companies and artists celebrate this diverse art form with performance and insight including behind the scenes access, rehearsals and conversation.

Live streams on social media platforms, as well as a BBC #DancePassion website, for audiences to explore and enjoy the full range of content live and on-demand. Audiences can engage with live streams to ask questions, share, like & celebrate their own dance passion.

From Monday 1 April to Saturday 6 April, #DancePassion is a national moment in celebration of dance.

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Get Involved

We hope lots of dance organisations and artists will want to share their dance passions and get involved. During the week of #DancePassion we want audiences, dance organisations and independent artists to shout about and share their love of dance. Using the hashtag #DancePassion we want you to share your dance stories on your own social media platforms to enthuse and engage new and existing audiences. The BBC is running a dedicated #DancePassion website where it will include as many shares and dance stories as possible.

Organisations who have signed up to #DancePassion receive regular Newsletters on latest developments.

A limited number of organisations and artists are working directly with the BBC on live streams or one of the exciting offers of collaboration from the BBC’s archive and development teams.

Sign-up for the #DancePassion Partnership has now closed, for information these are the Terms and Conditions.

Newsletter Updates

#DancePassion Partners are kept up to date with the latest information and receive the #DancePassion Newsletters.

Exploring the BBC Archive

We are using the BBC’s dance archive to make it possible for organisations and artists to tell interesting and engaging stories about dance. Using a new storytelling platform called Canvas, selected #DancePassion Partners are unlocking the archive to tell stories about dance.

Scottish Ballet at 50

The war angel who saved ballet

Black dance in Britain

Dancing for victory

Applications to use Canvas for #DancePassion closed in January 2019.

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