Canterbury Dance Festival

Canterbury Dance Festival 2018



Dear Teachers and Festival Organisers,

The Festival dates are: JULY 27th to AUGUST 2nd 2018 (inclusive)

The Adjudicator will be: KAREN COLLINGS BA(HONS), Dip LCDD, FISTD, AUKA, RAD, (RTS)

Please make sure the Entry Identification form is filled out in full correctly and sent in with all dance entries together with a cheque made out to CANTERBURY DANCE FESTIVAL for correct amount.


CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS: 01227 905239 / 07966 376675

ENTRIES must be sent in by: 28 th MARCH 2018 (at the absolute latest). The programme will be compiled in the Easter Holidays. (No late entries will be accepted).

Please note that all sections are now in line with the ALL ENGLAND DANCE COMPETITION and the timings for some classes have changed. The qualifying age is now from September 1 st the year before the Festival. ( 1/9/17 ). There are no longer Mixed Age Groups & Troupes

The Services of our Photographer - David White, and DVD Technician - DTS Production

Services will be available.

Our Festival is held at the:
Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Giles Lane , Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB.
There is a CAFÉ BAR open from 8am to 10pm serving hot food INCLUDING BREAKFAST. (There is also a licenced bar)

There has been no increase in Festival fees this year.

We ask you to send in your entries promptly as they will be registered on a first come first served basis, and no late entries will be accepted now due to the BOPA licences that have to be provided from the Child in Employment Services with logged performances of dances in advance of the event.

The BOPA child licence information will be sent to all Teachers and Festival organisers that have entered their pupils after the closing date. ( Each competitor has to be registered with the Council that the Festival is held - giving full information of the child and dances performing and the chaperone or parent that is bringing them).

YOU MUST only provide music on CD format, please make sure you use only CD-R format only as the machine does not recognise RW (rewritable) CD's or ( + R ) CD's. Some CD's do not read on high quality theatre cd machines - so please have a copy of your music on a different brand of CD to the one you hand in -for a back- up.

Look forward to seeing you all again
Laura Murray - Festival Organiser