Taunton Dance Festival 2019

Taunton Festival of the Arts

Formed in 1913, the Taunton & Somerset Music, Drama & Dance Festival has undergone a name change – Taunton Festival of the Arts – to reflect more closely its activities and to allow for additional events.  The festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals (www.federationoffestivals.org.uk) and the Taunton Association of Performing Arts (www.tapa.org.uk)

The festival exists to encourage and promote the performance and enjoyment of the arts.  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 adjudicators.  These are all experienced professionals offering teaching at the highest level.


To enter go to Dance Competitions page

Download Dance Festival results here.

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.

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.