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Dance Competitions


The Dance Festival is to encourage and promote the performance and enjoyment of dance. Aiming particularly, but not exclusively at young people, it provides a challenge and unique opportunity to perform in a competitive and non-competitive situation in front of an adjudicator. 

Best wishes, 

Natasha Ballardie
Taunton Festival of the Arts
Dance Coordinator  

Taunton Young Dancer

Register your interest today

Taunton Young Dancer of the Year Candidates will take part in class, learning a specially commissioned piece of contemporary choreography and then perform to an audience along with their own prepared solo piece, both dances will be adjudicated.

1st prize £500, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £75

Please register your interest by filling out this survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CQCVPTX

Welcome to Taunton Festival of the Arts
Dance Section

You should find everything you need to know in the syllabus but if you have any further enquires, then please email Natasha Ballardie at: tfadancesection@gmail.com

The Festival is run with the help of our volunteers. If you are interested in becoming part of the dance committee, please let us know.

The festival will be held on 29th May – 1st June 2019 at Queen’s Hall, Queen’s College, Taunton.

Please take a moment to read through the Dance Regulations,
Child Protection Policy and the Health and Safety Policy.

We are not able to confirm which sections will be on what day at this stage.

You can now follow us on:

Facebook – Taunton Festival of the Arts – Dance Section

Twitter –@TFADance


For information on dance classes and entry fees click here

Closing date: 28th February 2019

Please email entries to tfadancesection@gmail.com or post to: Bridgit Hepworth-Kybert, 2 Burge Meadow, Cotford St Luke, Taunton, TA4 1QN

To download an entry form CLICK HERE

E-entry forms are available to print on the website.

Cheques payable to: Taunton Festival of the Arts. Please write Dance Festival and the students name on the back of the cheque.

BACS Payment: A/C no: 74377260 Sort Code: 30-98-45

Please note* Entries will not be accepted without payment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2019 Dance Festival.

Best wishes,

The Committee.

Dance Section Trophies

Jacqui Taylor Memorial Award - For highest mark in a tap solo

Janice Blake Award - For artistry and performance

Nicky Jenks Cup - For the most promising junior

Destination Dance Cup - For the most promising senior

Festival Centenary Cup – For the highest solo mark

Taunton Festival Cup – For the highest group mark

IDS Cup – For most effective costume

The Dance Summer School Shield – For highest mark in Ballet

If you are interested in becoming part of the dance committee, or have any further questions, please contact Natasha Ballardie using the new Dance Festival email address tfadancesection@gmail.com

Sponsor and Advertisement

If you would like to place an advertisement in the 2018 Dance Festival Programme or Sponsor us in 2018, please contact Natasha Ballardie for more details on: tfadancesection@gmail.com

Trophy winners from 2018

Jacqui Taylor Memorial Award Kelis Rabley

Janice Blake Award Allana Kingston

Nicky Jenks Cup Autunm Williams

Destination Dance Cup James Bamford

Festival Centenary Cup Olivier Squance

Taunton Festival Cup Somerset Dance Umbrella

IDS Cup Queen’s College

The Dance Summer School Shield Kelis Rabley


If you are placed 1st 2nd or 3rd, the festival will award you with a medal. You can buy medals and lanyards for the group sections.