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 on alternate years, and the 2020 Festival will be a qualifying year.

Details are on this website of the syllabus, how to enter, fees, and how to find Samuel Cody College.

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Because of the Coronavirus outbreak we have been informed by Samuel Cody School, the Festival venue, that we will be unable to hold the Festival there. Regrettably we have therefore canceled the Festival this year. Dance schools have already been notified of the cancellation separately by e-mail.

Section Organiser

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

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  • Tuesday 14th April to Sunday 19th April 2020


  • Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College
    Ballantyne Road
    Cove GU14 8SN

Closing Date

  • Entries now closed


Supported by Rushmoor Borough Council

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals

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