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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 and feedback. 



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

South Theatre Arts Festival
5th–6th Oct + 12–13th Oct 2024

Parents of junior dancers may enter this local festival in October for solos, duets and trios. Please note that if you are in BDC (senior company) you are not permitted to miss rehearsals and new group choreo for this festival (Sunday 13th Oct).

Southsea Dance Festival,
26 Oct – 30 October, Portsmouth

Parents may enter this festival for solos, duets and trios. Senior dancers are not permitted to miss rehearsals for groups or DWC filming.
Entries at your own risk. 

DWC Auditions – Filming Weekend

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November


Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival 2025
February Half Term, Wintergardens

Dance solo, duet, trio – Parents enter
Group dances – Teachers enter

Worthing Festival 2025, Pavilion Theatre

First week in March usually
Dance solo, duet, trio – Parents enter

Group dances – Teachers enter

Sussex Festival of Performing Arts 2025
Solos, duets and trios: first week in April?
Groups: Last Sunday of Easter holidays

Dance solo, duet, trio – Parents enter

Group dances – Teachers enter


Dance World Cup, July 2025

Qualifying routines only

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 as there is limited space.


BDA often enters dance competitions on behalf of our dancers.

Dance Inspirations 2025

29th September, Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey

Solos, duets and trios, old groups

Brooks Dance Academy enters on your behalf

Entries are capped.
Please use Google Form to enter with Miss Lucy.

Destination Dance (TBC)
Stag Theatre Sevenoaks

Sat 11th and Sun 12th January 2025

Groups, solo/duo/trio

Xcite Dance Competition (TBC)

Saturday 08th & Sunday 09th February 2025

Destination Dance International Finals (TBC)

Sat 7 and Sun 8 June, 2025

University of Warwick, Coventry
All qualifying solos, duets, trios 

Groups – maybe

Special Events

Choreography Competition & Showcase 2024

Sunday 14th July, Sir Robert Woodard Academy
approx between 10–4pm (exact times tbc)

This showcase will include performances from our junior troupe dancers, some senior school performances (solos, duets and trios) and a short

Southern Dance Awards 2024

Sunday 22 September, Brighton (fully booked)

Brooks Dance Company Showcase 2024 (TBC)

South East Dance, The Dance Space 

Sunday 8 December

Performers Of the Future, Brighton 2025
Saturday 18 January, Brighton 



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