Following this year's exciting finale...

Registration has today opened for Dance Live! 2024, the exciting dance competition for Schools and Colleges that is taking the country by storm. Over 5,000 young people took part in contests across the country in 2023 and next year looks set to be even bigger and further reaching!

Commencing at Portsmouth Guildhall at the end of January 2024, the Heats will also take in Blackpool Winter Gardens, Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Poole Lighthouse, Bridlington Spa, G Live Guildford, The Brentwood Centre Essex and The Swan at High Wycombe, before the grand Finals take place in Portsmouth in April.

Dance Live! is an event that embodies teamwork, creative thinking and digital technology skills, and sees young people in KS2 – Further Education perform choreographed dance routines to the backdrop of a giant LED screen and showcase off-stage technical and design skills.

With a focus on raising aspirations, strengthening health and wellbeing and developing skills for creative career choices, Dance Live! produced by The Guildhall Trust is an inclusive developmental experience that embraces the ever-evolving digital world and how this is changing the face of modern performance.

Registration for 2024 opens hot on the heels of the recent 2023 Finals which were keenly contested by Schools and Colleges from across the country, evoking a positive response from participants and spectators alike:

“Dance Live! has helped me so much with confidence and it has been an amazing experience. It is so fun and makes me look forward to coming to school.” Student

“We have been able to come together as a school mixing with different years, we have also been able to be a part of the wider community, creating friendships with different schools and supporting each other!” Teacher

“Well done everyone! You were all really brilliant and entertaining to watch. You should have all come first for different reasons!” Parent

“Absolutely spotless performance! How do teachers and fellow students get so many to dance in 100% uniformed manner?!” Proud Grandparent

Registration for Dance Live! 2024 is now open until 5pm, Monday 10th July at

Schools and Colleges that are new to Dance Live! but would like to find out more should head to the website where an information pack and video can be found and also get in touch with the team directly at or call 023 9387 0196.


Dance Live! FINAL Results 2023:

1ST PLACE: Durrington High School
2ND PLACE: Purbrook Park School
3RD PLACE: Bridgemary School

1ST PLACE: Portsmouth Grammar School
2ND PLACE: Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre
3RD PLACE: BCA College

1ST PLACE: Solent Junior School
2ND PLACE: Highfield CE Primary School
3RD PLACE: Orchards Junior School

1ST PLACE: The Bay CE Primary School
2ND PLACE: Colden Common Primary School
3RD PLACE: Mayfield School (Juniors)

Image Credit: Vernon Nash Photography

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