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: tfadancesection@gmail.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
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

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 tfadancesection@gmail.com

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: 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.

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.