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Children's participation in dance activities in England 2008-2020, by age

This statistic presents the share of children that participated in dance activities in the last year in England, according to annual surveys conducted between 2008 and 2020. The share of 11-15 year olds participating in 2019/20 was measured at 28.9 percent, down from 53 percent in 2009/10. The share of 5-10 years olds participating in dance activities this year was slightly lower at 24.6 percent.

Share of children who participated in dance activities in the last year in England from 2008/09 to 2019/20, by age

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2008/09 to 2019/20**

Number of respondents


Age group

5-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Base for 2019/20: 5-10 years old: n=834; 11-15 years old: n=620
2018/19 5-10 years old: n=999; 11-15 years old: n=645
2017/18: 5-10 year olds: n= 909; 11-15 year olds: n= 671.
2016/17: 5-10 year olds: n= 967; 11-15 year olds: n= 638.
2015/16: 5-10 year olds: n= 1096; 11-15 year olds: n= 684
2014/15: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,104; 10-15 year olds: n= 721.
2013/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1233; 10-15 year olds n=786.
2012/13: 5-10 year olds: n= 1136; 10-15 year olds n=801.
2011/12: 5-10 year olds: n= 1040; 10-15 year olds n=771.
2010/11: 5-10 year olds: n= 1590; 10-15 year olds n=1116.
2009/10: 5-10 year olds: n= 1809; 10-15 year olds n=1350.
2008/09: 5-10 year olds: n= 1476; 10-15 year olds n=1146.

** Survey periods run April to March.

The source provides the following additional information: "Data for 5-10 year olds relates to out of school activities only. Data for 11-15 years olds relates to activities undertaken both in and out of school."

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