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Important Dates

2018

September 15th 2018 - Closing date for entries into the 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship.

October 16th - 18th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts (Piano & Song) takes place at the Christchurch Sanctuary, Ilkley.

November 3rd & 4th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship takes place at Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley.

November 4th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Miss Dance of Great Britain heat takes place at Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley.

November 10th & 11th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship takes place at Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley.

 

 

Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts - Dance Championship imageThe Winners of the 2016 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship are as follows.

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Dancer image, Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts, Dance Championship 2016 ReportOur Dance Championships, originally planned for 3 days, were in fact extended into two weekends (November  5, 6  and 12, 13) as a result of an unusually large number of entries, ensuring a very busy four-day Festival at Guiseley Theatre. We were very lucky to secure the services of Miss Debbie Norris who worked tirelessly as our Adjudicator.

The IDTA Miss Dance of Great Britain was very successful with 48 performers taking part: the standard was extremely high throughout and we are happy to announce that our winner, Hayley Fisher, will represent WFPA at Blackpool in June 2017.


Congratulations to all our Performers and Winners who entered our very successful 2016 Dance Championship. The Performers who achieved a first place are as follows:

 

MISS DANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN  HEAT: HAYLEY FISHER
(Hayley will represent Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts’ Dance Championship in Blackpool June 2017)


Congratulations to all our Performers and Winners who entered our very successful 2016 Dance Championship. The Performers who achieved a first place are as follows:

The Winner of the IRWIN MITCHELL Solicitors bursary of £100.00 for additional dance training: IMOGEN AMOS

The Winner of the DENIS SHARP MEMORIAL BURSARY to attend The Yorkshire Assembly Summer School in York: EVA LOCKETT


Deborah Kate Norris

Deborah completed her vocational training at Elmhurst Ballet School. After gaining a BA Hons at the University College of Ripon and York St John completing her studies in the history of Tap Dancing, in New York, studying with Savion Glover and Jason Samuels. After completing her MA in Dance Studies at De Montfort University in 2006 she gained a scholarship to study at the Jose Limon Contemporary Dance Institute, Manhattan where she completed their Professional Studies Programme. She then performed in New York working with many choreographers and teachers including Risa Steinberg and Alan Danielson.

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Special trophies - Speech and Drama

Edith Atkinson for most promising verse speaker = Aiya Agustin, Shipley

YTV Premier Award for most outstanding performance in S and D section = Jamie Lynch, Shipley

Mary Kilduff Plate for an outstanding performer in S and D section = Romany Branston, Guiseley

James Dodding Trophy for most outstanding performance in theatre classes = Alfie Davis, Harrogate

Cooperative Trophy for entry displaying most collaborative team effort = Upstage Academy 3, Harrogate

Denis Sharp Bursary awarded to Romany Branston

Music trophies

Geoffrey Ingle for most outstanding performance in violin classes = Emily Berry, Burley-in-Wharfedale

Henry Gill...


 

Class 308 - Barbershop quartet or group
1 Ring True, Eldwick. D
2 White Rose Chorus, Eldwick.   C
3 Stray Sound, Harrogate.  C

 


 

Class 300 - Cabaret solo
1 Megan Walker, Harrogate. D

 


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Festival Secretaries

General Secretary
Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


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Speech & Drama Secretaries
Mrs Julie James
01943 433444

Mrs Elizabeth Whiteley
01943 830780

Piano & Song Festival Organiser

Piano & Song Festival Organiser

Mrs Evelyn van Terheyden
11, Oaklands,
Westwood Drive,
Ilkley. LS29 9RE

Telephone: 01943 600470
Mobile: 07951 533653

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 DANCE SECRETARY

Mrs Ivy Wailes
Highfield House
184 Walton Park
Pannal
Harrogate HG3 1RJ

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 

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