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Important Dates

2018

May 8th to 11th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts (Speech & Drama) takes place in Ilkley.

August 17th 2018 - Closing date for entries into the 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts (Piano & Song).

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.

 

 

Festival Calendar

Please note that all information regarding events external to the Wharfedale Festival is given in good faith and you should check that any event listed is still happening. The Wharfedale Festival can accept no responsibilty should an event be cancelled.

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Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts - Dance Championship

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:

TROPHIES AWARDED (to be held for a year and returned)

Trophy Description Winner
KINDER CUP Most promising Performer 5 years and under – Adjudicator’s choice. NANCY RAJ
NIKKI ELLEN For the highest mark in any Solo Section CLARA BURNIE
ISADORA Musicality – Adjudicator’s choice AIYA AGUSTIN
CYNTHIA CARR SENIOR GROUP TROPHY Highest Group Mark DEANA MORGAN ACADEMY
JACK SHARP Most outstanding Performer of the Championship – Adjudicator’s choice ALICE OLBY
HORSFORTH JUNIOR GROUP TROPHY

ENTRY FEES


SOLOS                    £4.00 per solo
DUETS/TRIOS                £3.00 per dancer
GROUPS            £20.00 per item or £2.00 each dancer if more than 10 Dancers
MISS DANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN      £8.00 per entry


GENERAL RULES


1. All entries shall be in writing and on the Form provided. No assumed names to be used.
2. The competitions are controlled in every way by the Management Committee of the Wharfedale Festival, whose decision shall be final on any matter arising from or not provided for in this syllabus.
3. The order of competition is decided by ballot.
4. The Wharfedale Festival Management Committee reserves the right to withdraw any Class if only one or two entries are received.
5. Competitors must await the signal from the Adjudicator before beginning their performance.
6. Time limits must be strictly observed. Failure to...



TROPHIES


Performance Certificates will be awarded to all Performers completing their dance and all participants will receive an Adjudicator’s Comments Sheet. Trophies will be presented only to those winners who achieve “Commended”, “Distinction” or “Outstanding” grades.

Trophies are held for one year only. Holders are reminded that all trophies should be returned NO LATER THAN 1 October 2013  to the Trophy Secretary, Mrs Margaret Smith, 12A Wells House, Brodrick Drive, Wells Road, Ilkley,  LS29 9SP (telephone: 01943 601336)

Winners wishing to record their success should have the trophy engraved at their own expense, before return.


Medallions will be presented to those...


SYSTEM OF GRADING PERFORMANCES

Certificates will be issued for all performances in the top three categories.

90+ OUTSTANDING Exceptional performance, both technically and artistically
87-89 DISTINCTION Excellent performance technically and artistically
84-86 COMMENDED Convincing performance technically and artistically
81-83 MERIT Capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability.
78-80 MODERATE Performance showing development of technique and/or communication.
75-77 FAIR Performance limited in its communication.

SAFETY OF PERFORMERS


It is necessary for teachers and parents to be aware of their responsibilities in entering any performers with limited physical capabilities or special needs, bearing in mind the limitations imposed by the stage and surrounding environment. It is also necessary for the teacher or parent to pass on to the Adjudicator, via the organiser, any such information that would impact on the Adjudicator’s work.


THE USE OF RECORDED MUSIC


This Festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals and participates in its Group Licence, to cover payment of fees for the use of recorded music at its events. Teachers using tapes created from commercial recordings are advised that they should seek permission to re-record, from the record companies concerned, as the Wharfedale Festival cannot take responsibility for this arrangement.

All performances using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright laws.

Where movement or costume are included in a performance, copyright permission is required and the Wharfedale Festival Committee accepts these...


The Winner of the IRWIN MITCHELL Solicitors bursary of £100.00 for additional dance training. REBECCA TAYLOR

The Winner of the DENIS SHARP MEMORIAL BURSARY to attend a Summer School CLARA BURNIE

MISS DANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN 2012 HEAT NATALIE DUNCAN Natalie will represent the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts in the final at Blackpool in June 2013.

TDCI South & West Yorkshire Junior Modern Championship Winner LEAH DARBY

TDCI NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND SENIOR TAP CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER HOLLIE JANE WOODHOUSE

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!


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Festival Secretaries

General Secretary
Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


EMAIL

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

EMAIL

Piano & Song Festival

Dance Championship

 DANCE SECRETARY

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

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 

EMAIL

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