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Important Dates


15th-17th October 2019 - The Piano Festival will take place in the Christchurch Sanctuary on The Grove.

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


The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that this year's Dance Championship Syllabus has been published and is now available for viewing and download.

This year's venue is once again Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT and runs other the 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th of November. Entries are now closed.


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The dates for the 2019 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship have been announced and these are the Sat 2nd,  Sun 3rd,  Sat 9th,  Sun 10th of November and these will be held at the Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT. We look forward to welcoming you all to our festival.

 Our Syllabus is available for you to download. Please note that the closing date for entries has now passed.

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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 Festival Secretary

Piano Festival Secretary

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

Telephone: 01943 600470
Mobile: 07951 533653


Piano 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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