Taunton Dance Festival 2019
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.
Dates for the diary -
Sunday 8th December 2019, Taunton Junior & Young Dancer of the Year, Queen’s Collage
Tuesday 26th May - Sunday 31st May 2020, Dance Festival
*Due to the overwhelming amount of entries we have received, the Dance Festival will start on Tuesday 28th May and will finish on Sunday 2nd June*
To download the 2019 Dance Programme CLICK HERE
To download an entry form CLICK HERE
For further enquires, please email Natasha Ballardie at: email@example.com
New for 2019
Festival Hoodie will be available.
Entry options are either online or post. Payment options are either by cheque or BACS.
New prices for the Group Classes.
Under 10 Groups for Classical and Cabaret.
Welcome to Taunton Festival of the Arts
You should find everything you need to know in the syllabus but if you have any further enquires, then please email Natasha Ballardie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Closing date: 28th February 2019
Please email entries to email@example.com or post to: Bridgit Hepworth-Kybert, 2 Burge Meadow, Cotford St Luke, Taunton, TA4 1QN
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor and Advertisement
If you would like to place an advertisement in the 2019 Dance Festival Programme or Sponsor us in 2019, please contact Natasha Ballardie for more details on: email@example.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.
Jayne trained at Elmurst and the Royal Ballet School (TTC). She performed professionally in musical theatre and cabaret and choreographed/produced shows for cruise ships. She was Principal of her own theatre arts school and later appointed Director of Dance at Stonelands. Currently Jayne teaches the RBS Junior Associates and is a tutor and lecturer for the ISTD. She is also an adjudicator for both The British and International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance.