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2018

March 1st 2018 Closing Date for entries into the Poetry & Short Story Writing Competition.

March 5th 2018 Closing Date for entries into the Speech & Drama Festival.

May 8th to 11th 2018 - The 112th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts (Speech & Drama) takes place in Ilkley.

 

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Dance Championship: 4, 5, 11, 12 November, 2017: Guiseley Theatre


This month has seen the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship, an annual event which takes place over two weekends at Guiseley Theatre each November.

Dancers from all over the north of England arrived en masse to perform before an enthusiastic crowd of their peers and supporters showing talents in many disciplines. On show were examples from Ballet, Tap, National, Classical, Modern, Character, Cabaret, Song and Dance, Greek and more, all demonstrated by dancers aged from under five years to those aged 16 plus either individually or...


TROPHIES AWARDED (to be held for a year and returned)

 

Trophy Description Winner
KINDER CUP Most promising Performer 5 years and under – Adjudicator’s choice. ALICIA RAJA
NIKKI ELLEN For the highest mark in any Solo Section ALICE OLBY
ISADORA Musicality – Adjudicator’s choice EMMA WEST
CYNTHIA CARR SENIOR GROUP TROPHY Highest Group Mark DEANA MORGAN ACADEMY
JACK SHARP Most outstanding Performer of the Championship – Adjudicator’s choice     ALICE OLBY
HORSFORTH JUNIOR GROUP TROPHY Junior Group achieving the highest mark. CORNELL SCHOOL OF DANCE
THE HORSFORTH TROPHY Most outstanding Junior Performer- Adjudicator’s choice ELEANOR SHARP
THE...

Congratulations to all our Performers and Winners who entered our very successful 2017 Dance Championship. The Performers who achieved a first place are as follows:

WINNERS OF THE SILVER SALVER FOR ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST MARK IN EACH AGE GROUP:

Kinder Class

5 years and under

EVIE LEIGH-SMITH

Class A

6, 7 and 8 years

 

JEMIMA ESCREET

Class B

9,10 and 11 years

 

GABRIELLE SLINGER

Class C

12, 13 and 14 years

 

JESSICA WOOD

Class D

15 years and over

 

ALICE OLBY

Novice Junior

11...


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Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


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Mrs Julie James
01943 433444

Mrs Elizabeth Whiteley
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Mrs Evelyn van Terheyden
11, Oaklands,
Westwood Drive,
Ilkley. LS29 9RE

Telephone: 01943 600470
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 DANCE SECRETARY

Mrs Ivy Wailes
Highfield House
184 Walton Park
Pannal
Harrogate HG3 1RJ

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 

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The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts has been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our work with Special Educational Needs children/young people.

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