Dance to make a difference

We want you to strike a pose, show us your best moves and dance like no one’s watching with our exciting new dance challenge!

From Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October join Barnardo’s Dance week and challenge yourself to dance for 60, 90 or 120 minutes per day.

Work up a sweat by taking part in online classes, learn the latest routines, earn badges,  or just have a disco in your kitchen. Anyone can get involved, it’s your chance to have fun and keep active all while raising vital funds to support Barnardo’s and our work with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Busy during Dance week? You can sign up and take part until the end of November.

Start dancing!

Sign up today by creating a Just Giving page for Barnardo's.

Create a new, or connect to an existing JustGiving account to take part.

Follow these simple steps to get dancing

Step 1

Registration is free. Sashay over to the sign up button and set up your fundraising page. Choose to take part in 60, 90 or 120 minutes of dancing per day.

Step 2

Share your best moves and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you as you waltz through dance week. Make sure you use the hashtag #BarnardosDanceChallenge.

Step 3

Log your moves and earn your dance badges! Join in with some of our virtual classes and tutorials and achieve badges for your dance goals.

Step 4

After you’ve caught your breath, be proud that you’ve done something you love to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Why Dance for Barnardo's?

Barnardo’s is here to support children and young people across the UK with their mental health and wellbeing. The isolation of lockdown has heightened and triggered conditions such as anxiety and depression for many of the young people we support. We need your help to raise £20,000 to continue providing vital services that deliver 1-1 counselling, virtual group therapy and activities to allow young people to express and cope with their emotions and feel less alone.

How your fundraising could help


could fully fund an eight week course on emotional health and wellbeing for a young person who has recently left care raising their self-esteem and building their confidence.


could help pay for 15 young carers to take part in group activities, where they can make friends and build up their confidence.


could pay for providing four young people with bedding and a safe place to sleep.


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