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Canterbury Dance Festival 2022

Tuesday 9th - Tuesday 16th August

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Canterbury Dance Festival 2022  -  25 years  -  Silver Anniversary


Unfortunately I can not have my usual week - of the last week of July -  next year for our dance Festival due to the Lambeth Conference taking over the whole of the University of Kent for 2 weeks in the summer - which was postponed through lockdown - so they take priority of bookings.

On a positive note we will not clash with the All England Finals 2022.

Due to the success of our Festival and the way it was run this year the venue are letting us use the Colyer Fergusson concert building for changing again .

Hopefully we can have many more people in the audience next year - and our video service snd photographer back - fingers crossed 

Best wishes

Laura x


How to Enter 2022 

Tuesday 9th August - Tuesday 16th August 2022

Please check back at a later date for further details for when entries will open


Once entries reach our limit for the 8 days – the online booking system will be closed.


There must only be one entry per school, no private entries (unless they are the only entry from their school).

3 days after the entries have closed you will be sent an INVOICE – this must be paid by BACS within 5 days of receipt of this.  Failure to do so will result in cancellation of entry into the festival.       


Please note that all sections are now in line with the ALL ENGLAND DANCE COMPETITION.


*Please note that for 2021, there will be no groups at the festival*


We ask you to complete 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.

I forward to seeing you all again in the summer
Laura Murray  - Festival Organiser

Venue: Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Giles Lane , Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB