The Dance Festival will run from : Sunday, 1st April– Friday, 6th April 2018*


Our adjudicator will be Miss Yasmin Taylor-Hazzard

Venue : Plowright Theatre, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6JP

(Dance Festival Schedule running order – to view, download and print click here)

* with the possibility of starting on Saturday 31st March (dependant on entry numbers and time required)

We offer a warm welcome to all the performers at the Festival and are always delighted to receive entries from new Dance schools.

The 2018 Festival is a qualifying heat for the 2019 All England Dance Competition.



The Dance section is usually held during the Easter week beginning on Easter Monday. It has, however, to take place during the school holidays in North Lincolnshire which can vary with other local authorities so please check this carefully.

The committee reserve the right to commence the festival on the Sunday preceding the advertised start date should entries require, teachers will be notified as soon as possible of such a decision.



All classes are held at the Plowright Theatre which is near the town centre  and a few minutes walk from the rail station. There is no parking at the theatre but there are several car parks nearby. The theatre has refreshment facilities providing meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day.



The first Dance section was held in 1938 and since then has become a large event attracting performers from a wide area of the North and the Midlands.


General information

The syllabus can be viewed on the website from mid October.

The Festival is very popular and on occasions entries have  had to be returned once the maximum has been reached, which can be before the closing date.. It is important to send entries promptly to avoid disappointment.

Due to the popularity of the Festival especially with group and troupe classes it is sometimes necessary to have a  booking system. Information regarding this will be in the programme , usually available approximately 4 weeks prior to the Festival.

Dance Festival Gallery 2016

Dance Festival Gallery 2015