Please note:

  • Age of Stage Groups, Duets, Trios & Quartets are determined by the age of the oldest competitor.
  • Competitors Age is taken from the 1st September of the previous year.
  • Pointe work is not allowed for any entrant under 13 years of age
  • No un-authorised person at side of stage
  • No re-dance unless it is at fault of the music or at adjudicators discretion
  • Entrants only accepted with dancing teachers written permission, by online system- payment must be made at time of entering.
  • Live singing is only allowed in the song & dance class. Pre-recorded singing or chanting is NOT allowed in the song & dance class.
  • Pre-recorded music in the tap class must NOT include any recorded tap or similar sound effect.
  • Please Ensure music is recorded on to CD clearly labelled with the performers name and dance title, please double check this plays on a CD player and is formatted correctly, a back up on another device is advised as we will have an aux cable on hand.
  • Music is to be handed in 15 mins before the start of the class and can be picked up from the trays outside the auditorium.
  • In all classes please ensure the costume, movement and music is appropriate for the age of the entrant.
  • Song and Dance does not necessarily need to be 50/50 but a good balance and characterisation sound be shown.
  • Please remember Modern, Lyrical & contemporary is NOT an Acro section a maximum of 4 acrobatic movements are permitted.
  • Duets, Trios, Quartets & Groups may be combined into Classical Section (Ballet, character, lyrical, contemporary) or Stage Section (Modern, Tap, Song & Dance) dependant upon entry numbers.
  • Novice & Open sections may be combined dependant upon entry numbers
  • Novice Non Medalist – A participant that has NOT placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd Position in each genre at a British & International Federation of Festivals festival. Ideal for first time festival participants.
  • Open Medalist – Any participant who HAS placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each genre at a British & International Federation of Festivals for example if a competitor has placed in their modern but not their ballet they are a medalist for modern but not ballet.