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UDO British Dance Festival 2024

Winter Gardens, Blackpool 97 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HL

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

TO QUALIFY FOR UDO BRITISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2024. YOU NEED TO ATTEND ENCORE WEEKEND OR AN ENCORE REGIONAL TO COMPETE IN ALL ENCORE STYLES  & CATEGORIES (TEAMS, DUOS & TEAMS) AT BRITISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2024. 

IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND ENCORE WEEKEND OR AN ENCORE REGIONAL AND QUALIFY AT A UDO STREET DANCE EVENT, YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN THE STREET DANCE SIDE OF BDF AND 1 X ENCORE TEAM ROUTINE. 

From 19th Р21st April 2024, Dancers across the British Isles will unite together over this fantastic weekend to compete for prizes, prestige, British Champion titles and qualification to the major UDO European and UDO World Championships 2024! 

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, Encore, Exhibition Arena, Performance Stage, Workshops, Masterclasses and so much more!

Categories:

  • Solos
  • Duos
  • Teams¬†
  • Inclusive/Accessible Teams – Making Dance Accessible for all!
  • Parent & Child – You can choose up to 2 Children to enter this category with.¬†
  • Battle Of Britain – The highest scoring Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales will battle it out to become¬†Battle Of Britain Champions 2024.¬†
  • 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)

BRITISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2024 IS A QUALIFIER  UDO DANCE STARS (ENCORE)

To qualify for UDO Dance Stars РYou need to simply attend the British Dance Festival. 

ImageLocation info: Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Image Schedule: 

Image Solo & Duo Music:

SOLOS¬†–¬†You may choose a maximum of ONE¬†Dance Style¬†from the below to compete in as a Solo.

  • Commercial
  • Contemporary/Lyrical

Commercial Solos:
Music will be chosen at random by the DJ. It will be a set BPM suitable for the ability & age of the Dancers in that category. 

Contemporary / Lyrical Solos FINALS ONLY:
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: Glee: The Musical 

TRACK: Take a Bow

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/take-a-bow-cover-of-rihanna/390992006?i=390992191

Juniors (Ages 8-11) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Gavin DeGraw

TRACK: Dancing Shoes

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/dancing-shoes/308193167?i=308193209

Teens (Ages 12-15) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Jason Mraz Feat. James Morrison

TRACK: Details in the fabric*
*Starts 45 Seconds in

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/details-in-the-fabric-feat-james-morrison/277635758?i=277635836

Seniors (16+) FINALS ONLY:

ARTIST: Glee Cast VERSION (FEAT IDINA MENZEL)

TRACK: Poker Face

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/poker-face-glee-cast-version-feat-idina-menzel/369246323?i=369247231

DUOS –¬†You may choose a maximum of¬†TWO Dance Styles¬†from the below to compete in as a Duo.

  • Commercial
  • Contemporary/Lyrical
  • Musical Theatre/Jazz

Commercial Duos:

Minis (Ages 4-7):

ARTIST: Bob Marley Feat. Robin Schulz

TRACK: Sun Is Shining

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/sun-is-shining-feat-robin-schulz/1521961069?i=1521961073

Juniors (Ages 8-11):

ARTIST: Christina Aguilera 

TRACK: Ain’t No Other Man¬†

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/aint-no-other-man/402298887?i=402298905

Teens (Ages 12-15):

ARTIST: Jonas Brothers 

TRACK: Waffle House

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/waffle-house/1673436886?i=1673437126

Seniors (Ages 16+):

ARTIST: Britney Spears

TRACK: Toxic

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/toxic/251947909?i=251948354

Contemporary / Lyrical Duos:

Minis (Ages 4-7):

ARTIST: Gavin James

TRACK: Nervous

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/nervous/1068210152?i=1068210156

Juniors (Ages 8-11):

ARTIST: Alanis Morissette

TRACK: Ironic

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/ironic/1031419290?i=1031419968

Teens (Ages 12-15):

ARTIST: Billianne

TRACK: Simply The Best

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/simply-the-best/1609113804?i=1609113805

Seniors (Ages 16+):

ARTIST: Anthony Gargiula

TRACK: Storm

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/storm/1674042017?i=1674042018

Musical Theatre / Jazz Duos: To Be Announced Shortly.

Image Rules 2023-2024: 

Click HERE to View the RULES for ENCORE side of British Dance Festival 

Image Tickets:

PRE РORDER WEEKEND INCLUSIVE DANCER TICKET*: £105

PRE РORDER WEEKEND DANCER TICKET*: £85

PRE РORDER WEEKEND SPECTATOR TICKET: £75

To purchase your tickets, please visit the UDO British Dance Festival Page. 

YOUR FREE BDF INFORMATION PACK IS AVAILABLE HERE

Questions about competitions, registrations or any other queries?
 Image 02920 799 199 or Image  hello@theudogroup.com 

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 ‚Äď this entry is free.
  • Please remember all dancers must be UDO Members – you can register for free UDO membership by visiting the UDO WEBSITE HERE

Sorry, but we cannot accept any late entries once registration has closed.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN BELOW!