How to enter

Go to the entry form page and tick the boxes that you want to enter in whatever sections apply and then submit this.

The next step, once you have recorded your performances, is to upload the videos to us by We Transfer. Make sure you clearly label your videos with the name of the performer and genre. Then in the ‘We Transfer’ dialogue box, add your clearly labelled video files, put our email address in the ‘Email to’ box, your email address in the ‘Your email’ box and then in the Message’ box add in the following for each video attachment:

  1. Name of competitor
  2. Age of competitor
  3. Genre of dance
  4. Title of dance if you have one (Character, National, Greek)

Please label each video file with the name of the entrant and the genre.

Then submit

After submitting your entry form and videos then please make your payment to the DPA Festival. Details are on the entry form and you will also get a reminder once the entry form has been submitted.

After all this has been done, you will at some point receive a receipt of payment which will show how much you have paid and for which entrants and sections.

You can enter one of every dance within your age group.

For example:

ALL open sections are as follows:

If you have a Ballet, Character, National, Greek or Contemporary, you can enter them all if you wish.

If you have a Modern, Tap, Song & Dance, Lyrical, Street/ Hip hop, Acro, you can enter them all if you wish.

Christmas challenges

We have three Christmas challenges for this festival to get us all in the mood for Christmas and to brighten these cold, dark days.

Christmas choreography challenge
Choreograph your own routine, no more than one and a half minutes long to ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday’ by Wizard.

Christmas solo song challenge
Sing a two minute solo song to one of the following, ‘Underneath the tree’ by Kelly Clarkson or ‘I saw mommy kissing Santa Klaus’ by The Ronettes. Find your own backing track for these songs and edit it for the correct length.

Christmas solo drama challenge
You have a choice of two Christmas poems to deliver. 1. Little Tree by E E Cummings or 2. How the Grinch stole Christmas by Dr Suess.

Good luck everyone and we hope you have loads of fun doing the Christmas challenges.