Sections, Ages, Timings

Categories of sections, age of classes and the time set limits

Ages are to be taken as of the closing date of the festival and the class categories are shown below:

You can enter in every dance style 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 challenge entry for 6–18 year olds Solo Choreographic, Solo Drama piece, Solo Song.

Baby Cabaret
3–5 years
Cabaret sections:
Tap – up to 1.5 minutes
Modern Jazz – up to 1.5 minutes
Lyrical – up to 1.5 minutes
Street/Hip Hop – up to 1.5 minutes
S&D – up to 2 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Baby Classical
3–5 years
Classical sections:
Ballet
– up to 1.5 minutes
National – up to 1.5 minutes
Greek – up to 1.5 minutes
Character – up to 2 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Juvenile Cabaret 
6-8 years
Cabaret sections:
Tap – up to 1.5 minutes
Modern Jazz – up to 1.5 minutes
Lyrical – up to 1.5 minutes
Street/Hip Hop – up to 1.5 minutes
S&D – up to 2 minutes
Acro – up to 1.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Juvenile Classical 
6-8 years
Classical sections:
Ballet
– up to 1.5 minutes
National – up to 1.5 minutes
Greek – up to 1.5 minutes
Character – up to 2 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Junior Cabaret  
9-11 years
Cabaret sections:
Tap – up to 2 minutes
Modern Jazz – up to 2 minutes
Lyrical – up to 2 minutes
Street/Hip Hop – up to 2 minutes
Acro – up to 2 minutes
S&D – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Junior Classical  
9-11 years
Classical sections:
Ballet
– up to 2 minutes
National – up to 2 minutes
Greek – up to 2 minutes
Contemporary – up to 2 minutes
Character – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Inter Cabaret  
12-14 years
Cabaret sections:
Tap – up to 2 minutes
Modern Jazz – up to 2 minutes
Lyrical – up to 2 minutes
Street/Hip Hop – up to 2 minutes
Acro – up to 2 minutes
S&D – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Inter Classical  
12-14 years
Classical sections:
Ballet
– up to 2 minutes
National – up to 2 minutes
Greek – up to 2 minutes
Contemporary – up to 2 minutes
Character – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Senior Cabaret
15-21 years
Cabaret sections:
Tap – up to 2 minutes
Modern Jazz – up to 2 minutes
Lyrical – up to 2 minutes
Street/Hip Hop – up to 2 minutes
Acro – up to 2 minutes
S&D – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Senior Classical
15-21 years
Classical sections:
Ballet
– up to 2 minutes
National – up to 2 minutes
Greek – up to 2 minutes
Contemporary – up to 2 minutes
Character – up to 2.5 minutes
You can enter
all genres of your
choice in this section
Christmas challenge
6-18 years
Solo Drama – up to 3.5 minutes
Solo Song – up to 3.5 minutes
Christmas choreographic challenge
(6-18 years only)
up to 1.5 minutesYou can enter any style in this section
Duets Trios/Quartets
Cabaret
all ages
The following genres of your choice in this section are:
Modern Jazz
Tap
Lyrical
Street / Hip Hop
Acro
Song & Dance

Up to 3 minutes
Each competitor
can enter up to
two duets, although
can only enter
once with the same partner regardless
of genre choice.
Duets Trios/Quartets Classical
all ages
The following genres of your choice in this section are:
Ballet
Character
National
Greek
Contemporary

Up to 3 minutes
Each competitor
can enter up to
two duets, although
can only enter
once with the same partner regardless
of genre choice.
Groups Cabaret
all ages
The following genres of your choice in this section are:
Modern Jazz
Tap
Song & Dance
Lyrical
Street / Hip Hop
Acro

Up to 5 minutes
Groups Classical
all ages
The following genres of your choice in this section are:
Ballet
Character
National
Greek
Contemporary

Up to 5 minutes

Entry fees

£5.00: Any solo / any age.

£5.00: Christmas Challenge / 6–18 years only.

£6.00: Any duet / any age.

£8.00: Any trio or quartet / any age.

£8.00: Groups – any style / any age / inclusive of any number of competitors involved.

Certificates and Report Sheets

Certificates and reports sheets will be emailed to you with your place in the section at the end of the festival once results have been posted online.

Sections will have a programme time frame, just like a usual theatre based festival which will be put on our website once all the entries are in.