The Aldershot and Farnborough Dance Festival is held every year in the spring as part of the Aldershot and Farnborough Festival of Music and Art, and has been in existence since 1941. It is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals, and is supported by Rushmoor Leisure.

For over twenty years the Festival has been held at what is now the Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College in Cove. Until recently this was known as the Oak Farm Centre, and prior to that Oak Farm School. However, regular visitors to our Festival will note that the venue is identical to that of previous years.

The Dance Festival is a qualifying event for the All-England Dance Festival, which is held on alternate years. The 2018 Aldershot & Farnborough Festival just gone was an All-England qualifying Festival, but 2019 will not be. Our next qualifying Festival will be in 2020.

Details on this website of the syllabus, how to enter, fees, and how to find Samuel Cody College relate to the 2018 Festival, but they have been left on the website so you can see how we are organised. PLEASE NOTE THAT DETAILS CURRENTLY ON THE WEBSITE, APART FROM THE 2019 FESTIVAL DATES, ARE LIABLE TO CHANGE, AND WILL NOT BE UPDATED UNTIL OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR.

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THE ALDERSHOT & FARNBOROUGH DANCE SECTION WAS HELD FROM THE 9TH-15TH APRIL. MANY THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO TOOK PART AND OUR HELPERS FOR MAKING IT ONE OF THE BUSIEST WE HAVE EVER HAD. NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FROM TUESDAY 9TH APRIL TO SUNDAY 14TH APRIL 2019 (CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: MONDAY 28TH JANUARY 2019). IT WILL NOT BE AN ALL-ENGLAND QUALIFYING YEAR. FULL DETAILS AND THE SYLLABUS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER. NAMES OF THIS YEAR’S CUPWINNERS ARE ON THIS WEBSITE (SELECT “DANCE” THEN “CUPWINNERS”).

Section Organiser

  • Julia Ruskell
    Beaufort House
    130 Fleet Road
    Farnborough
    GU14 9SQ
  • 01252 545808
  • 07715 047377

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Dates

  • Tuesday 9th April to Sunday 14th April 2019

Venue

  • Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College (formerly known as Oak Farm School)
    Ballantyne Road
    Cove GU14 8SN

Closing Date

  • Monday 28th January 2019

Adjudicator

  • To be decided

Supported by Rushmoor Borough Council

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals

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