Dance Festivals / Competitions
The Dance Studios take part in a number of local dance competitions (called festivals) each year where we compete against other dance schools in a variety of disciplines; as solo performers, duets, trios and groups.
These individual sections usually grouped into age ranges and previous festival experience are marked by an independent adjudicator that grades and gives written feedback on each performance. They will then award first, second and third places (sometimes fourth depending on the competition).
Festivals are a great way for students to gain confidence, perform and show off their dancing skills and above all to enjoy themselves, make new friends and even win a few medals and trophies along the way :-)
My daughter has been dancing for 3 years now with The Dance Studios and during her time has developed new skills and has enjoyed every minute of it. Over the past year Charlotte has been taking part in various festivals and has loved every moment in the groups (junior ballet and tap) taking first place in 2 festivals. What a fantastic supportive team of staff who make all feel welcome.
Festival etiquette (parents & students)
- Make sure that you know the date and time of your child's section and the location of the festival.
- You will responsible for doing your own child's hair and make-up.If you are unsure, please speak to a teacher after class.
- Please arrive at the venue at least one hour before your section is due to start.
- On arrival you must register and hand in your music CD to the organisers (make sure you also bring a spare)
- Make your way to the designated Dance Studios changing area.
- If you have props you will be responsible for bringing them with you and collecting them after the section has completed.
- Costumes should be on a hanger, clearly labelled and away from food and drink.
- You will be required to purchase an entrance ticket in order to see the section.
- The use of cameras and video recorders are not permitted at any dance festival and can result in your child being disqualified from the competition.