Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music & Dance.





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DANCE SECTION  


Thank you to everyone who helped, in any way, to make the 2018 Dance Section so successful.

 Dates  for the 2019 Festival

28 (and possibly 27) April

4/5/6 May

11/12 May

 Westholme Croston Theatre
Westholme Upper School
Meins Road
Blackburn
BB2 6QU 

               

ENTRY FEES

Solos £5 per class
Duets £6 per class
Trios £9 per class
Groups £15 per class

 All entries to be sent to: Anne Collingridge, 39 Carr Field, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 8BT  anne@annecoll.plus.com with Cheques and Postal orders made payable to 'Blackburn Festival' Closing date for entries -  18th February 2019

Winners of all classes except novice must be prepared to dance in the Finals on Sunday 12th May 2019

Music must be provided on CD.  Cassettes are no longer permitted.

Large props are discouraged, hand props are preferred, time to set up props or staging is 20 seconds. Approximate stage dimensions - 12.5 metres wide/10 metres deep

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   Dancers who exceed time limits WILL be rung off.

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Alison Marlow 

MSc.(Dist); Fellow UKA: MIDTA; RAD; Dip.LCM;AVCM

                              

For many years Alison enjoyed a varied performing career on stage and television with most notable credits including ‘A Night of 100 Stars’ at The London Palladium, Songs of Praise, Get Your Own Back and Come Dancing for the BBC with partner Howard Donald, now of Take That!

Upon moving into teaching Alison settled in Rossendale, Lancashire and for 25 years, alongside her husband, Chris, ran a successful dance and drama school, Rossendale Dance & Drama Centre, one of the first UK schools to gain Recognised School status from the now CDMT; Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre Training.

Since 2015 Alison has worked as a Dance Education Consultant; a role which encompasses teaching, mentoring, lecturing and adjudicating both in the UK and overseas. In September 2018 she launched Lancaster Dance Centre, offering dance and fitness tuition to children and adults in the beautiful city of Lancaster.

Alison is passionate about nurturing and developing confidence in leaners and performers of all ages and abilities. Many of Alison’s students have progressed to full time training at establishments such as Central School of Ballet, Northern Ballet School, Ballet West, Elmhurst, Bird and Performers College.

She holds an MSc. (Dist.) in Dance Science and Education from the University of Edinburgh where she specialised in private sector dance teacher education and training.  She is a senior examiner for the UKA and author of the amateru and professional UKA syllabi for Jazz Dance and Musical Theatre. 

 

 

 

 

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THE USE OF RECORDED MUSIC AT THE FESTIVAL

This Festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals, and participates in its Group Licence to cover payment of fees for the use of recorded music at its event. Teachers using music created from commercial recordings are advised that they should themselves seek permission to re-record from the record companies concerned as the Festival cannot take responsibility for this.

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MISS DANCE and DANCE MASTER

BLACKBURN HEAT Sunday May 5th 2019
Details on how to enter.
Please send :-
SAE
Cheque for £8 payable to 'Blackburn Festival'
Entrants details- 
Name, DOB, Address, Contact telephone number, E-mail

Please send to-
Mrs Anne Collingridge,

39 Carr Field, Bamber Bridge

Preston PR5 8BT.

 You MUST send a stamped addressed envelope please for the return of your IDTA entry form.

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A syllabus is available to download on request from anne@annecoll.plus.com

 





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The Festival is affiliated to the
THE BRITISH & INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FESTIVALS
for Music, Dance & Speech
Patron
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Registered Charity No 222789

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