Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2021

Update posted 14 April 2021 by Kris Taylor, Dance Festival Organiser


Attention Dancers

It is lovely to see Dance Studios opening again this week and today also sees the relaunch of Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2021.  Thank you to everyone for waiting so patiently!

The Online Event

For this year only, the first part of the Festival will be an on-line competition adjudicated by Dr Nathan James. 

We will be sending out the video upload link over the next week, for you to upload your dance videos any time up to 20th May. 

We will issue a “programme” so that dancers can see the names of those in their sections, if not the actual dances, and Dr James will review the videos over the May half term and will present a live Facebook adjudication on the last weekend of that break with certificates, write ups and medals awarded as normal, following the adjudication. 

A Special Gala Competition

We do know, however, how important it is for all dancers to get back to live performances with an audience, so we plan to hold a special competitive Gala event at Walton High on 6 August (restrictions permitting, of course). More details to follow.

The winners of every section of the on-line event will be invited to participate over the Gala day. Each dancer invited will perform once only, so if we can make the numbers work (with possible restrictions on audience numbers), then where the winner of a section has already “qualified” the runner up will also be invited. 

Depending on the situation in August up to 48 individual dancers will have the opportunity to perform on the day and prizes will be awarded to the winners of Stage and Classical sections in Pre-Junior, Junior, Inter and Senior ages groups. 

All being well we are also hoping to be able to invite all dancers who will be competing for the last time before going on to professional studies to perform in a special Leavers section.

We really look forward to seeing you all again and wish you all the best for the next term. 

(Entrants for this year's dance festival have already been confirmed, so we are not taking any additional entries for 2021)

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