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the event for schools & colleges that is taking the country by storm!

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

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

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.

Dance Live! encompasses much more than the spectacle of performers alone. Dance Live! stands as a sanctuary, a steadfast point of stability for our schools’ young people. It has provided a secure haven and a mooring, facilitating their continuous engagement with education, collaborative artistic endeavours, newfound skills acquisition, and the nurturing of social bonds. In essence, it has been a propeller of mental well-being and a cultivator of resilience.

Photos by Dance Live! Photographer Vernon Nash and Nick Scott.


"Thank you so much Dance Live for the best day ever yesterday! The kids had great fun and the atmosphere was lovely. Thank you to the whole team who have been so welcoming, positive and helpful through the whole journey."

Dance Live! Summer Academy

Spend a week learning about all aspects of performance. No previous dance, performance or technical experience necessary!

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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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The Guildhall Trust

Dance Live! is produced and managed by The Guildhall Trust, registered charity 1153358, whose vision is to become one of the country’s leading cultural managements – inspiring, entertaining and transforming lives.

Dance Live! is an integral part of The Guildhall Trust’s Get Involved programme which is focussed on supporting the community, skills and creative career development and emerging creatives.

The Guildhall Trust has extensive event management experience and manages the iconic Concert & Conferencing venue, Portsmouth Guildhall. You can find out more about The Guildhall Trust at

® Dance Live! is a registered trade mark of The Guildhall Trust

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