Dance Festivals

The national dance festival is organised by All England Dance where you can see the full list of 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. The categories include modern and traditional dance styles such as ballet, modern, tap, character. Sometimes there are separate sections for lyrical or contemporary but if not you can place these in modern.




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


Eastbourne Music
& Arts Festival 

12-20 February 2022
We will be entering all our Groups here
Enter your own solo/duo/trios.
Groups are Sat 19/ Sun 20th Feb.


Sussex Festival of
Performing Arts 2022

Roedean School – Solo/Duo/Trios

Fri 8th – Thu 14th April 2022
The Hawth, Crawley – Group Day
Sunday 24th April 

(All dancers in groups must be available for rehearsals in Easter Holidays from Thu 21st – Sat 23rd April).



Worthing Festival,
Modern Groups Only, 2022
Pavilion Theatre


East Grinstead Music & Arts Festival 

23, 24, 30 April and 1, 7, 8 May at Chequer Mead

Enter solos, duets and trios

Dance Comps

Dance Competitions have become more popular in the UK and are inspired by the American dance competition scene. Often the dance categories follow current trends, with more focus on contemporary, jazz, commercial and lyrical styles, as well as having categories for styles like acro, tap & ballet. There are usually three judges who may be dancers, professionals or teachers. 


Awards often include top scores of the day, and there may also be audition/knockout rounds. All categories are usually judged at one big ceremony at the end of the day.


BDA usually enters all dance competitions on behalf of our dancers including for all solos, duets and trios. As these can be very expensive, we recommend dancers do festivals first before comps.


Solo: £12.50
Duo/Trio: £7.50

Novice category available for beginners.

Destination Dance 

Sat 26th and Sun 27th Feb 2022

The Stag Sevenoaks, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ


BDA will be entering all our groups to this competition. Please tell Miss L if you'd like to be entered for solo/ duet/ trio and she will enter for you.

Solo: £37
Duo/Trio: £45
Small Group: £10pp
Large Group: £10pp

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Events & Dates

We will not be taking part in any events in the May or June half terms so we recommend you book holidays in these weeks.

In Easter hols we will not be running any rehearsals between April 11th - 21st.

Can You Dance – Norwich

1 May 2022 

Seniors: Energy/ Once ?

Juniors interested in coming for workshops should email Miss L. 

Southern Dance Awards 

Sun 8th May – Brighton

Make sure you enter this fun event, where dancers will take part in three workshops throughout the day. Please note tap is optional.

Make U.Dance

South East

Brooks Dance Company will enter a new piece into this youth platform which is a video platform for 2022.

Summer Show 2022

Sat 23rd and Sun 24th July

More info tbc.