Chilean dancer Cesar Morales from Birmingham Royal Ballet has been nominated for the National Dance

The 21st National Dance Awards – #NDA21


Announcement of Nominations


The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the short-listed nominations for the National Dance Awards (#NDA21).


Due to the impact of the pandemic, the qualifying period for performances, both live in the UK and digital (available in the UK) was extended by four months to between 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2020.


The Committee of the National Dance Awards is delighted to recognise the sponsors of this year’s awards, without whose support the awards would not be possible. This year’s confirmed sponsors are Dancing Times, Dansez, Harlequin Floors, Irving and Olga David, Lee McLernon, Marquee TV, Stef Stefanou, Tendu, The Ballet Association, The L&M Trust and The Critics’ Circle.


Four new awards have been introduced this year to recognise the dance sector’s response to the pandemic:


Best Company Response to the Pandemic

Best Digital Choreography

Best Dance Film

Best Short Dance Film


The shortlisted nominees are taken from nominations made by the members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, thirty of whom participated in the judging process this year.


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