Wyre Forest’s Dance Festival returns this February half term. Hundreds of performers from dance schools across the midlands will be taking part in the event at the Civic Hall, Stourport-on-Severn.
The festival is organised by Wyre Forest District Council in association with Wyre Forest Dance Festival Committee. It is extremely popular and competition for places is tough, so organisers have added an extra day to allow more youngsters from the existing competing schools, the opportunity to take part.
Dancers aged four to 25 will be performing in a whole range of categories from baby ballet to senior modern group numbers. Tap, song and dance and national dance are just a few of the other disciplines.
This year’s adjudicator is Daniel Donaldson-Todd. Daniel trained at Bird College and achieved a BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre Arts. He also holds a Diploma in Musical Theatre. He has performed in professional shows in the West End, across the country and abroad. Daniel also teaches and coaches many students for the British and International Dance Championship.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Housing said:
“We’ve now been involved with the Dance Festival for more than 30 years and it’s popularity continues to grow. For many children starting out dancing this is one of the first places they’ll perform competitively. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in dance to pop along and see some of very talented youngsters on stage.”
The festival is on from Saturday 13 February until Saturday 20 February 2016. It runs from approximately 9am – 8.30pm each day. Entrance is £4 for adults, £3 senior citizens and £2 for children. Programmes cost £3 and are now on sale at Kidderminster Town Hall, Mon-Fri, 10am- 2pm, the Worcestershire Hub (next door to the town hall, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (10am-5pm Wednesdays) and Stourport Civic Theatre Hall, Saturdays, 11am-1pm.
Picture shows dancers from Step-by-Step Dance Studio taking part in the 2015 Dance Festival.