Dance Music

Dates for 2020

We are delighted to be able to announce the dates for the Festival in 2020. The Music Festival will take place on Sunday the 29th March in the Swinburne Hall at Colchester Institute. The Dance Festival will take place over two weekends in June: the 20th & 21st and the 27th and 28th. All Dance classes will be in the Main Hall at Colchester Institute. The Dance Gala is moving to Saturday for 2020 and Read more…


Fabulous Festival

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Festival over the past two weekends. It was a fabulous festival with so many stunning performances. We’ve created a gallery of some of the photographs which you can get to by clicking on the Dance button on the front page. So far all of the photos are from the first weekend. We hope to have a selection from the second weekend very soon. The Dance Gala on Friday Read more…


Dance Festival Timetable

The timetable for the Dance Festival is now available. Click on the DANCE button on the front page to get to the DANCE TIMETABLE button. You should have recieved a timetable via email this week. There wil be a revised versio coming out shortly following some minor changes and corrections. Watch your email. A major change for this year is that the classes have been grouped together by Trophy or Cup so that at the Read more…


Music Festival Timetable

Sun, 24 March 2019 Colchester Institute Swinburne Hall Adjudicator: Richard Deering 10:00 am    1            Classical Solo Piano 11:00 am    3            Classical Solo Brass 11:24 am    7            Classical Trio (any combination of instruments or voice) 11:34 am    19          Jazz Solo Instrument 11:50 am    2            Classical Solo Woodwind 13:00 am                  Musician of the Year Presentation Lunch Break 2:00 pm      13          Pop/Rock Solo Voice 3:05 pm      18          Jazz Solo Voice 3:05 pm      22          Folk/World Solo Voice 3:15 pm      Read more…


Music Registration Extended

We are delighted to announce that following several requests, we have been able to extend the deadline for Music Registrations to the 8th of February.   Thank you to everyone who has registered. We have some very exciting looking classes to look forward to. Choirs: There is room in the choir classes for more entries!


Music Entries

There are only two weeks to go for entries to the Music Festival. The most popular class so far is the Musical Theatre Solo Voice and second most popular is the Pop/Rock Solo Voice. Now is the time to get your entries in!


Music Festival Update

We are off to a great start on the Music Festival registrations and it is good to see lots of traffic on the website. A number of questions have come in about when classes are likely to take place over the weekend. While it isn’t possible to be very specific until all of the entries are in and we are able to schedule, we can say that our plan is to have the choral and Read more…


Dance Festival

We are very pleased to announce that we have held our fees at the 2018 level. Our adjudicator for 2019 is Geoff Lucas. The Dance Festival will take place over two weekends in June:  the 15th & 16th June and the 22nd & 23rd June 2019.  We have added new duo, trio and group classes for Acro.  Check out the syllabus on the Dance drop down.  Registration for Dance starts on the 2nd January 2019.


Music Festival 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we have held our fees at the 2018 level. Our adjudicator for 2019 is Richard Deering. The Music Festival is moving to March:  the 23rd & 24th March 2019.  There is an all new syllabus which is much simpler and includes a much wider range of genres.  The focus will be on providing an opportunity to perform in a concert format  and to recieve high quality feedback from Read more…