Make a move for Wyre Forest Dance Festival which will be returning to Stourport Civic Theatre Hall in February half term.
The popular six day event will take place between Saturday 14 February and Friday 20 February. It has been organised by The Dance Festival Committee, with the help of Wyre Forest District Council.
The wealth of talent continues to be of a high standard and competitors aged 5 – 25 years will be performing in all disciplines of dance.
This year’s festival is an All England Qualifying Festival. This means that participants who obtain high scores will have the chance to compete in regional finals in Cheltenham in May. If they are successful there, they may go onto the national finals in London in the summer.
Wyre Forest Dance Festival is also accepting entries for a national competition in Theatre Dance. As part of the festival there is a qualifying heat of Miss Dance and Dance Master UK. It will take place on Tuesday 17 February at approximately 8pm. All competitors must be 16 years of age by 31 May 2015. The closing date for entries is 7 February 2015 and costs £6. The winners will attend the final in June.
Last year, more than 1000 people attended the festival, giving local performers and dance schools the opportunity to perform to large audiences and receive valuable recognition and feedback from the adjudicators.
Councillor Anne Hingley, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:
“Wyre Forest Dance festival prides itself on the quality of the competition it attracts and the friendly atmosphere that is evident to all who attend. For many, this competition is the first step in sparking a career in professional dancing and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Spectators are invited to watch anytime from 9am – 9pm. Entry is £4.00 for adults and £2 for children and £3 for senior citizens. Weekly tickets can also be purchased.
Programmes (£2.50 per copy) are available from Kidderminster Town Hall between 9am-2pm (Monday – Friday), Stourport Civic Theatre Hall 11.00 am -1.00 pm (Saturdays only).
For regular updates, visit the ‘Friends of Wyre Forest Dance Festival’ Facebook page.
Picture shows: Dancer Millie Thomas from Step by Step.