How To Apply
Each dance group is required to forward the following by 29 March 2019
- Completed application form.
- A recent recording (within 6 months).
- A short history of the group and leader (max. 300 words)
- Entry fee of £50 per group (non-refundable).
- A recent photograph in jpeg format.
1. Participants are encouraged to apply for more than one category, if they comply with the different conditions relating to the dance group.
2. Please do not send music scores of own choice items with the application.
3. Applications submitted in accordance with the regulations will be examined to confirm that the group is eligible to take part. An email of confirmation will then be sent out to each successful applicant along with additional information and various forms that are to be completed.
4. The Entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, and the fee is payable only ONCE per group NOT per category. This can be paid by credit card, debit card or online here. This must be paid by the appropriate application date and is payable only once per group, regardless of the number of categories you enter. You will be taken to the payment page after completing the online application form. Please call the office on 01248 717 906 if you prefer to pay over the phone.
5. You must apply using the official Online Application Form. The form is available online here.
6. Please note that Groups must submit a recent recording from the last 6 months with their application. This should be no more than 5 minutes duration and recorded within the last six months. The recording need not include your repertoire but must reflect the genre of each application. Applications will not be considered unless the application form, fee and the recording are received by the deadline. Groups must submit a recording relevant to each category for which they are applying.
7. All Application Forms should be submitted as soon as possible, but participants should await notification of acceptance before making final personal and/or travel arrangements.
8. All participants, except dance group leaders and accompanists, must be of amateur status, i.e. people who do not earn their principal livelihood from music or dance performance as appropriate. No person shall compete as a member of more than one group in the same competition.
9. For deciding nationality for residents of the UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are considered as four separate countries.