Dance APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote dance as an art form and physical activity amongst Parliamentarians and policy makers and the unique and important role it has to play in education, health and wellbeing, community cohesion, social mobility and diversity. To support and build resilience for the sector and its workforce for the long term, including in particular for freelancers and independent artists.

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Recent Documents related to Dance

1. Dance and drama awards: income scales
03/03/2020 - Education and Skills Funding Agency
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Found: Guidance Dance and drama awards: income scales Education and Skills Funding

2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for dance
29/01/2019 - Ofqual
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Found: sets out the GCSE Subject Level Conditions for Dance . These conditions will come into effect at 12

3. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for dance
29/01/2019 - Ofqual
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Found: sets out the GCE Subject Level Conditions for Dance . These conditions will come into effect at 12

4. One Dance UK - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - One Dance UK    Written evidence submitted by One Dance UK Executive Summary One Dance UK welcomes

5. INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
11/03/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: acknowledges International Dance Day on 29 April 2019, celebrating the UK dance sector, which is vibrant

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Dance

1. Schools: Arts Teaching
22/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: published guidance makes no reference at all to dance? When can schools expect to receive guidance on - Speech Link
2: premium. However, the noble Baroness is correct that dance provides young people with emotional and physical - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Performing Arts
13/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group, I am particularly interested in that sector - Speech Link
2: understanding is that the package does include dance companies in particular and touring companies. My - Speech Link

3. Education
07/09/2021 - Ministerial Corrections

1: education hubs and £148 million for the music and dance scheme. We are very committed to the arts and to - Speech Link
2: education hubs and £148 million for the music and dance scheme. We are very committed to the arts and to - Speech Link

4. Arts: Government Support
16/11/2017 - Grand Committee

1: practitioners—whether in fine art, music, writing, theatre or dance—are finding it increasingly difficult to carry out - Speech Link
2: access to a world-class arts scene: theatre, opera, dance, music, museums, galleries and much more”, - Speech Link

5. Arts: Impact of Brexit
11/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: huffing and puffing of fact-free Brexiteers.Dance will be heavily affected, too. Tamara Rojo, a prima - Speech Link
2: industries, but I should like to bring focus to the dance sector in particular. I declare an interest as co-chairman - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Dance
1. Dance: Coronavirus
asked by: Diana Johnson
19/11/2020
... whether dance schools can open for (a) training and rehearsal without an audience and (b) supervised activities for children during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

2. Dance: Coronavirus
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
09/07/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the dance sector on (a) the effect of the covid-19 outbreak and (b) when the sector may be able to reopen.

3. Dance: Coronavirus
asked by: Diana Johnson
20/07/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the different roles and facilities of (a) dance studios and (b) dance schools accredited by OFQAL in guidance issued on the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Dance: Coronavirus
asked by: Diana Johnson
20/07/2020
... medium and low impact sports and the class size restrictions and space requirements for each.

5. Dance: Coronavirus
asked by: Alberto Costa
01/07/2020
... what guidance his Department has provided to dance schools to prepare for their safe reopening as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 14th July 2021
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 21st November 2018
Abena Oppong-Asare Portrait
Abena Oppong-Asare
Secretary
Labour - Erith and Thamesmead
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Portrait
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Valerie Vaz MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2237.

Email: valerie.vaz.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Andrew Hurst, One Dance UK, Dance Hub, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB. Tel: 020 7713 0730

Email: andrew.hurst@onedanceuk.org

Secretariat:

One Dance UK acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.onedanceuk.org/

Group's Website:

http://www.onedanceuk.org/programme/advocacy/all-party-parliamentary-dance-group/

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Feb 2021
Source
One Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2021 To : 04/02/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Feb 2020
Source
One Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/02/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
One Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
One Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Apr 2016
Source
One Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/04/2016 To : 30/10/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
Dance UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dance APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bingham Portrait
Andrew Bingham
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Gerald Kaufman Portrait
Gerald Kaufman
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Manchester, Gorton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Watkinson Portrait
Angela Watkinson
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Hornchurch and Upminster
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Co Vice-Chair
Conservative - Daventry
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships