Taunton Dance Festival 2020

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. 

Date for the diary -

Sunday 17th November, Taunton Junior & Young Dancer of the Year 2019. Venue: Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. Please see the competitions page for more details.

For further enquires, please email Natasha Ballardie at: tfadancesection@gmail.com

You should find everything you need to know on this page and in the dance 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.

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

You can now follow us on:

Facebook – Taunton Festival of the Arts – Dance Section

Twitter –@TFADance

Sponsor and Advertisement

If you would like to place an advertisement in the 2020 Dance Festival Programme or Sponsor us in 2020, please contact Naomi Porter for more details on: tauntonfestivalofthearts@gmail.com


The 2020 Dance Syllabus and Entry Forms will be available on the website from November 2019.

Closing date: 20th February 2020

Please email entries to tfadancesection@gmail.com or post to:

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 2020 Dance Festival.

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

Trophy winners from 2019

Jacqui Taylor Memorial Award: Millie Gubby

Janice Blake Award: Ivy Aitken-Andrews

Nicky Jenks Cup: Lily Caddick

Destination Dance Cup: Samuel Marriott

Festival Centenary Cup: Millie Gubby

Taunton Festival Cup: Fox King Dance Acdaemy

IDS Cup: Tallie Fairhead & Meena Loewy

The Dance Summer School Shield: Cosmo Sudbury-Slight