Projects to Inspire

Our past projects

Our past projects

Over the last 30 years YDance have provided a wide range of inspiring, inclusive and creative dance experiences for children and young people across Scotland.

With young people at the centre of our work, we aim to remove the barriers that they may face in accessing high-quality dance provision in their local communities.

These projects have included:

Moving Forward

A two-year dance and disability project which aimed to provide free regular dance activity for disabled young people in North Ayrshire, the Western Isles, Falkirk and North Lanarkshire.


A year-long dance project aimed at increasing physical activity and improving the health and wellbeing of young women and girls in North Lanarkshire.

Look Up, Look Under, Look Out

LULULO developed creative dance skills and engaged the imagination of primary school children to enable them to explore the history of their communities. Part of the Paisley2021 bid.

Lets Dance European Project

A community dance project for young people and dance artists in Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and Spain.

YDance Active

A partnership project with sportscotland delivered the Active Girls Project, supporting teenage girls in Scotland to become more physically active through dance.

Jump In

A project set up to establish a new dance group for 7 to 11 year olds in areas across Scotland with little or no dance provision.

Free to Dance

This involved teenage girls across Ayrshire, Glasgow and Orkney encouraging them get fit and feel good about themselves through dance.

Under the Same Sky

This project invited asylum seekers, refugees and their friends from across Glasgow to come together to create and perform.


A programme of quality dance experiences for boys and young men across Scotland, which involved creating a number of local dance groups.

National Museum of Scotland and Rural Life Museum

Working with these partners, YDance offered dance opportunities in the museums based on different topics and themes.

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