Canterbury Dance Festival
Canterbury Dance Festival 2021
Friday 23rd - Saturday 31st July
***UPDATE 30th JUNE 2020***
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but despite all my social distance planning for a safe Dance Festival we can not go ahead due to ‘Live Performances’ not being allowed by the Government.
I am so sorry. I was forever hopeful. Gutted :(
See you in 2021.
I will return the money within the next 2 weeks to you all. I will contact the main email address that was on the registration form to ask for your bank details over the next week.
Stay safe and hopefully Beckenham and Orpington dance festivals can go ahead by then. 🤞
Please see the letter from the Gulbenkian below.
𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡
𝙐𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙙𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙖𝙣, 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝘼𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩 2020 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙜𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙜𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙧 𝙚𝙭𝙝𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚. 𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨, 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙖𝙣, 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘼𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩.
𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙖𝙙𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙚, 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙡𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮, 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧.
𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙨𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨, 𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙟𝙪𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙨, 𝙬𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨. 𝙒𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙩 𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙣 2021.
***UPDATE*** May 30th 2020
All England Dance Regional and National Finals will now take place in 2022.
The Qualifying period for nominated festivals will therefore run between April 2021 and March 2022.
In order to enable dances that had already been choreographed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic to compete in their original form All England Dance have altered the age bands for duets, trios and groups as outlined below. This will be for the 2022 Competition Only. All solo sections will remain the same with the except of E section which will for 2022 only be 15-19 years.
Duets, Trios and Groups Age on 01st September 2021
Junior 11 years and under
Inter 15 years and under
Senior 22 years and under
How to Enter - 2021
Entries must be made by: Sunday ...... MARCH (at the absolute latest). The programme will be compiled in the Easter Holidays. (No late entries will be accepted).
Once entries reach our limit for the 7 days – the online booking system will be closed even if it is before the closing date.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN BY POST
After you have made your dance entries online you will be sent an INVOICE – this must be paid by BACS within 5 days of receipt of this. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of entry into the festival.
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 1st, the year before the Festival ( 01/09/20 ).
The Services of our Photographer – David White, and a new DVD technician will be there also.
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 of 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, dances performing and the chaperone or parent that is bringing them – for Canterbury Dance Festival it is the KCC.
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 CDs 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 in the summer
Laura Murray - Festival Organiser