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Dance Festivals

All England Dance is the national body of dance festivals. Festivals are usually run by volunteers and last for a few weeks. Dancers will perform in their age/style category and be judged by an examiner from a UK leading dance faculty. All dancers receive a certificate, mark & feedback. 



BDA does all the group entries for the school, but parents must do their own entries for solo/duo/trios. 

Petersfield Festival 2023

Solo/duo/trios only 

22nd – 30th July 

Parents Enter


Eastbourne Music & Arts Festival 2024
Mon 12th – 16th Feb  (Dance)
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb (Dance & Group Dance)

Solos, duo/trios – Parents Enter

Groups – BDA Enter

All parents must make an account! 

Worthing Festival 2024, Pavilion Theatre

Sunday 3rd March – Sunday 10th March Pavillion Theatre
Entries open now


Solos, duo/trios – Parents Enter

Groups – BDA Enter

Sussex Festival of Performing Arts 2024
Solos, duets and trios: 2–9 April 2024, Roedean
Groups: 14 April 2024, The Hawth, Crawley


Solos, duo/trios – Parents Enter

Groups – BDA Enter

Dance Comps

Dance Competitions have become more popular in the UK and take place over one or two days. Often the dance categories follow current trends. We take a selected team (often only our Teens/Seniors) to compete at these events.


BDA often has to enter dance competitions on behalf of our dancers.

Dance Inspirations
Stag Theatre Sevenoaks

Sat 4th and Sun 5th November 2023
*Selected dancers only*
Groups, solo/duo/trio (Limited Entries)

Destination Dance
Stag Theatre Sevenoaks

Sat 24th & Sun 25th February 2024

*Selected dancers only*

Groups, solo/duo/trio (Limited Entries)

The Aaron Dwyer Dance Competition
Sat 27 & Sun 28th April,
Portsmouth The New Theatre Royal

Dancers are allowed to enter their solos, duets and trios independently to this event taking place in Portsmouth. We will not be taking groups.

So You Want To Dance, Brighton

Dancers may be allowed to enter their solos, duets and trios independently if the event comes to Brighton.

Please ask first to check the event doesn't clash with key troupe rehearsals.

Destination Dance International Finals

4th and 5th May

University of Warwick, Coventry

All qualifying groups, solos, duets and trios.

Special Events

Performers Of the Future, Brighton 

Sunday 3 December

South East Dance – The Dance Space
BDC Youth

Friday 1 Dec 

The Barn Theatre, Southwick 

BDC Juniors

Sussex Centenary Gala at Glyndebourne
Sunday 24th March 2024
BDA will present one selected Senior Group Dance at this celebration event

Make U.Dance, Spring 2024 
BDC Youth may enter this event, dates TBC. (March usually)

Southern Dance Awards 2024
Brighton dates TBC

Brooks Dance Company Show 2024



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