Our Festival for 2021 will run in a ‘virtual’ format.
Running the Festival in our normal ‘live’ way is not possible as the logistical problems in ensuring the safety of entrants, our Festival volunteers and the general public during the Covid-19 pandemic are simply insurmountable.
In our ‘virtual’ Festival, adjudication will be given on video recordings of entrants’ performances..
The regulations and recommendations in force are continually changing as the rate of infection changes. However, it is widely believed that the infection rate will rise during the winter months and that social distancing will still be necessary. For that reason, we cannot offer all the classes normally found in our syllabus. Only solo classes are available.
An outline of the process is as follows. Please note that this may change :-
Our syllabus is published on this site. There are fewer classes than usual, and we can include only solo classes.
Performers choose their class from the syllabus and use our online system to place their entry. The cut-off date for entry is 31st December 2020. Entries can be made before your video is ready, but all videos must be uploaded no later than three weeks prior to the competition date..
Entrants create a video of their performance and upload it to the Festival Dropbox account..
Adjudicators will be granted access to the videos. They view them and perform their adjudication.
We create a Zoom meeting for each class and invite all entrants to that class to attend. At the Zoom meeting, we will play all the entry videos so that entrants can see each of the performances in the class and the adjudicator will give his feedback and announce winners.
We will produce certificates updated with the adjudicator’s comments and distribute them via email.
No trophies will be awarded this year.
Thank you to everyone who has entered our 2021 Virtual Festival. Entries have now closed.
If you have entered but are yet to submit your video performance, you can upload it through the ‘Enter’ page. Please note that all videos must be uploaded no later than three weeks prior to the competition date .
Please ensure that you read and understand our rules and data protection policy. Your entry cannot be accepted unless you confirm your agreement to abide by the conditions in these documents.