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Important Dates


1st March 2019 - Closing date for entries into the 2019 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Speech and Drama section.


7th-10th May 2019 - The Speech and Drama section of the Wharfedale Festival will take place at either The Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road or The Kings Hall, Station Road, Ilkley.

2nd-3rd, 9th-10th November 2019 - Advance notice of the Wharfedale Festival's Dance Championship including our heat of Miss Dance 2019 to be held in Guiseley Theatre, Guiseley.


We would like to Congratulate all of our dancers for a super four days festival.
Congratulations & Well Done to our winners of the Salvers,Trophies & Bursaries.

Congratulations to our award winners

Trophy Winners November 2018

Kinder Cup (Most Promising Performer  yrs and under) - Bobbi Allan

Horsforth Trophy (Most Outstanding Junior Performer) - Charlotte Murdock

Nikki Ellen (Highest Mark in any Solo Section) - Kessia Rose Hadfirld-Walker

Isadora Trophy (Musicality Adjudicators Choice) - Chrystal Davis

Endeavour Trophy (Performer Chosen by Adjudicator for Hard Work and Effort) - Ava Ferris

Horsorth Junior Group Trophy - Cornell School of Dance

Cynthia Carr Senior Group Trophy - Spotlight Stage School

Jack Sharp Trophy (Most Outstanding Performer of the 2018 Championship) - Emma West

Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Junior Residential Summer School Bursary Winner - Lexie Quinn

The 'Anne Howells Bursary Award' for £100 to go towrds further dance training goes to:- Alice Forde

The 'Denis Sharp Memorial Award' for a Senior Dancer to attend a residential Summer Schol goes to:- Abigail Calvert

Miss Dance of Great Britain WFPA Winner - Kate Tomlinson

Congratulations to all taking part!

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Festival Secretaries

General Secretary
Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


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


Piano & Song Festival

Dance Championship


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

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 


Dance Championship

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Duke of York Community Award

The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts has been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our work with Special Educational Needs children/young people.

The Duke of York Community Initiative Award