United Dance Organisation

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United Dance Organisation
Founded 2002
Founder Simon Dibley
Headquarters Cardiff, Wales
Area served
Worldwide
Website www.udostreetdance.com

Founded in 2002 by Simon Dibley (CEO).[1] United Dance Organisation (UDO) is now the largest street dance organisation in the world with over 75,000 members across 30 countries including Africa, Australia, Dubai, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.[2]

UDO hosts 16 regional events annually, as well as Six Nations,[3][4] British Championships,[5][6] European Championships[7] and World Championships.[8][9]

They are based in Cardiff, Wales.[10]

UDO Academy[edit]

UDO Academy forms part of the UDO Group, an educational and training platform for dancers wishing to gain accreditation in various street dance styles.[11] In 2013, UDO Academy launched the UDO Street Dance Syllabus which is designed to enable dancers to gain accreditation from the Intro 1 and 2 grades through to a teacher level. It introduces the foundations in all styles of street dance.[12]

There are now well over 500 schools in the UK[13] now using it as well as schools in Canada, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Thailand.

Encore[edit]

The Encore brand that forms part of the UDO Group also offer events in Jazz, ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and plays host to events in the UK and Dubai.[14]

A performer at Dance Show LIVE

Encore Weekend is a dance weekend held in the UK, representing all dance styles.[citation needed]

Dance Show LIVE[edit]

Dance Show LIVE is Scotland's biggest dance exhibition.[15] This event is held in Glasgow's world famous SECC Arena.[16]

UDOIT! Dance Foundation[edit]

UDO's partner, UDOIT! Foundation, is a charitable organisation providing opportunities for the UK's aspiring, underprivileged and disabled dancers.[17]

Since 2014, UDOIT! Dance Foundation has played host to the National Dance Championships.[18] The event has industry professional judges and workshops with these judges throughout the day in various styles.

UDO Ambassadors[edit]

UDO ambassadors have previously included Turbo (Got To Dance), Ashley Banjo (Diversity), Mitchell Craske (Diversity), Perri Kiely (Diversity), Jordan Banjo (Diversity), Sisco Gomez and George Sampson (Britain's Got Talent).[19]

International affiliates[edit]

The UDO have international affiliates in;[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-dance-organisation
  2. ^ "UDO Street Dance". udostreetdance.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "UDO Six Nations Street Dance Championships 2016". dancedeets.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Eventhint.com. "UDO Six Nations Street Dance Championships - Team France". eventhint.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Successful UDO British Street dance Championships. – dani dee school of dance swansea". danideeschoolofdance.co.uk. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Hayes, Alan (11 March 2014). "Dancers burn up the floor at British championships". getwestlondon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "European Street Dance Championships 2016 | www.kalkar.de". www.kalkar.de (in German). Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Glasgow wins World Street Dance Championships for three years". BBC News. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Upcoming Events – UDO World Street Dance Championships 2016 – Rock The Dragon". rockthedragon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "UDO Street Dance Contact Us". udostreetdance.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "UDO ACADEMY – Learn from the best". udoacademy.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Syllabus – UDO ACADEMY". udoacademy.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "RED NEW UDO STREET DANCE SYLLABUS". bdc. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Encore Weekend | The Ultimate Dance Experience". encoreweekend.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "About – Dance Show Live". Dance Show Live. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Glasgow, Whats On. "Dance Show LIVE! at SECC: Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow City Centre | What's On Glasgow". What's on Glasgow. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "UDOIT! Dance Foundation". udoitdance.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "National Schools 2016 – U DO IT! Dance Foundation". udoit.dance. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Ambassadors". UDO Street Dance. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "UDO Street Dance". UDO Street Dance. Retrieved 23 October 2012.