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British Dance Festival 2023

Winter Gardens, Blackpool 97 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

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British Dance Festival 2022 | Highlights

EVENT INFORMATION

THE UDO’S BRITISH DANCE FESTIVAL IS THE GREATEST PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE YOUR DANCING TALENTS HERE IN BRITAIN.

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From 17th – 19th March 2023, Dancers across the British Isles will unite together over this fantastic weekend to compete for prizes, prestige, British Champion titles.

We welcome all ages and abilities & pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable, supportive and family friendly atmosphere at this event.

There will be UDO British, UDO Encore, Exhibition Arena, Performance Stage, Workshops, Masterclasses and so much more!

What is at the British Dance Festival 2023?

  • Solos – Commercial & Lyrical/Contemporary (You can choose 1 Style)
  • Duos – Commercial, Lyrical/Contemporary & Musical Theatre/Jazz (You can choose 2 Styles)
  • Teams – Commercial, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet/Tap (You can choose 4 Styles)
  • University Dance Challenge – The University Dance Challenge is back! This is the perfect opportunity for Universities across the UK to take part in the British Dance Festival. Whether you are a Street Dance or Pom Team, this category is for everyone!

    For more information, please email lucy@theudogroup.com 

    UNIVERSITY DANCE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION: https://form.jotform.com/220604824548355 

  • Battle of Britain – Our Battle Of Britain Event was a HUGE success last year! The Top scoring teams from each category and each country go head to head to be crowned the Ultimate Battle of Britain Champions 2023!

Wales being crowned Ultimate British Champions 2022. 

FOR BRITISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2023 YOU DO NOT NEED TO QUALIFY FOR THE ENCORE SIDE OF THE EVENT. YOU WILL NEED TO QUALIFY FOR THE STREET DANCE ONLY. 

UDO STREETDANCE :
– Attend a UDO Competition (Regional, Major or 2.0)
*Please note not all 2.0 Events have battles in so check this with UDO Staff prior to the event.

For more information regarding the Street Dance Side of British Dance Festival, please visit the UDO Website.

https://www.udostreetdance.com/gb_en/events/view/udo-british-dance-festival-2023

WORKSHOPS

We pride ourselves in providing the best lineup of Choreographers and Judges across the UK to attend this event. We want to ensure we offer dancers the best training at our events. Our workshop lineup for 2022 consisted of a variety of AMAZING Choreographers including; Mr Youtube, Home Bros, Josh Pilmore, Lukas Mcfarlane and so many more!

Our Workshops for 2023 will be bigger and better than ever. Keep an eye out on our socials for next years lineup.

ENCORE SOLO/DUO MUSIC

  • STYLES:
    Solos – Commercial & Lyrical/Contemporary
    Duos – Commercial, Lyrical/Contemporary & Musical Theatre/Jazz
  • AGES: Minis (4-7), Juniors (8-11), Teens (12-15) & Seniors (16+)

You are allowed to compete in 2 x Duo category & 1 x Solo Category plus a Solo and Duo in Street Dance. 

*If there is a large amount of entries in each age division, we will split these into beginner and advanced.

COMMERCIAL SOLOS:
Music will be chosen at random by the DJ. It will be a set BPM suitable for the ability and age of the dancers in that category. 

CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL SOLOS MUSIC:

Please Note, Music will be RANDOM for all Heats, If you reach the FINAL in your age category then you will be performing to a SET song. The list of Set Songs for the Finals are listed below. 

Mini’s (Ages 4-7) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Lewis Capaldi

TRACK: Someone You Loved

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/someone-you-loved/1441539148?i=1441539154

Juniors (Ages 8-11) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Mabel

TRACK: Time After Time (From the McDonalds Christmas Advert 2021)

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/time-after-time-from-the-mcdonalds-christmas-advert-2021/1592688761?i=1592688771

Teens (Ages 12-15) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Adele

TRACK: Easy On Me

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/easy-on-me/1590035691?i=1590036021

Seniors (16+) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Lauren Spencer-Smith

TRACK: Fingers Crossed

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fingers-crossed/1609152492?i=1609152497

COMMERCIAL DUOS MUSIC:

Mini’s – (Ages 4-7):

ARTIST: Becky G

TRACK: Shower

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/shower/868199032?i=868199261

Juniors (Ages 8-11):

ARTIST: Beyonce

TRACK: Run The World (Girls)

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/run-the-world-girls/626204707?i=626205874

Teens (Ages 12-15):

ARTIST: Fergie (Feat. will.i.am)

TRACK: Fergalicious

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fergalicious-feat-will-i-am-radio-edit/1469555991?i=1469556271

Seniors (Ages 16+): 

ARTIST: Janet Jackson

TRACK: Feedback

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/feedback/1442984029?i=1442984044

CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL DUOS MUSIC:

Mini’s (Ages 4-7):

ARTIST: Ed Sheeran

TRACK: Perfect

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/perfect/1193682944?i=1193683175

Juniors (Ages 8-11):

ARTIST: Liv Harland

TRACK: Letters

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/letters/1607872547?i=1607872548

Teens (Ages 12-15):

ARTIST: Sam Smith

TRACK: Fire On Fire

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/fire-on-fire/1446046501?i=1446046515

Seniors (16+):

ARTIST: Lewis Capaldi

TRACK: Before You Go

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/before-you-go/1485383702?i=1485384412

MUSICAL THEATRE / JAZZ DUOS MUSIC:

Mini’s (Ages 4-7):

ARTIST: The Lion King (The West End Orchestra)

TRACK: I Just Can’t Wait To Be King

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/i-just-cant-wait-to-be-king-from-the-lion-king/1101471656?i=1101471658

Juniors (Ages 8-11):

ARTIST: Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz

TRACK: What Else Can I Do

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/what-else-can-i-do/1594677532?i=1594677762

Teens (Ages 12-15):

ARTIST: Six The Musical (Studio Cast Recording)

TRACK: Six

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/six/1465183308?i=1465183521

Seniors (16+):

ARTIST: Hugh Skinner & Lily James (Mamma Mia 2

TRACK: Before You Go

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/waterloo/1380464428?i=1380465305

The DJ will play these set tracks for each age category. The track will be played from the beginning for approx 60 seconds.

Dancers are permitted to choreograph 6 counts of 8, and then keep repeating this if they wish. There will be approx. 5 – 10 duos on the floor at one time.

If you are an Advanced Soloist/Duo and you reach the final 5, each Solo/Duo will have a 75 – 90 second spot, the music will start from the beginning each time.

Please Note: All Solo & Duo categories will be split into Beginner & Advanced and there is a possibility they could be combined based on the number of entries we receive. Therefore, the music set for each AGE CATEGORY will be the same regardless of if you are in the Beginner or Advanced categories for your Solo/Duo.

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TICKETS

WEEKEND INCLUSIVE DANCER TICKET*: £100
*Includes Solo, Duo, Trioquad, Team, Supercrew, Crew Battle & Workshops. Excluding Masterclasses and 1v1 Battles)
WEEKEND DANCER TICKET*: £75
*Includes 1 x Team Dance & Workshops. Excluding Masterclasses and 1v1 Battles)
WEEKEND SPECTATOR TICKET (EARLY BIRD): £75

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Terms & Conditions

  • Please ensure that the tickets you order are all required as once ordered they are non-refundable
  • If you decide to cancel after you have confirmed numbers, you will still need to pay for your tickets
  • If you do require any further tickets, they can be bought on the day of the event as long as it is not a sell out
  • The running order for the day will vary depending on the number of entrants registered for the event, we reserve the right to change the running order as and when necessary.
  •  All entries to dance need to be done online at least 7 days before the event – this entry is free.
  • Please remember all dancers must be UDO Members – you can register for free UDO membership by clicking the MEMBERSHIP tab on the UDO Website.

We look forward to seeing you at our events.

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