Dance festivals

We love taking part in dance festivals! They give students the chance to build on their classwork and learn new routines – solos, duets, trios/quartets, and groups.

Taking part in festivals is completely your choice – festivals are not a compulsory part of Weymouth Dance Studio (but they are great fun!).

Team spirit

Although festivals are competitive, there’s a great team spirit. We always support each other and celebrate everyone’s performances.

Festival classes for groups

Festivals are really fun, but they are hard work! Being part of a festival group is a commitment, as they are choreographed with the group members in mind. We have weekly festival rehearsal classes.

Private lessons

For solos, duet and trios/quartets, you’ll need to have private lessons, to work on choreography, learning the routine, and then polishing it, ready to perform!

  • Choreography private lessons cost £14 for 30 minutes.
  • Rehearsal private lessons cost £12 for 30 minutes.

Don’t forget that you’ll need to choose music (this can be done with your teacher if you need help or advice), costumes and make-up.

Which festivals do we go to?

Recent results at dance festivals

Exeter Festival 2022

First places
  • Waves of Emotion – Classical Group 21 & under
  • Stick It To The Man – Song & Dance Group 11 years & under
  • Alice and Sophie – Classical Duet 15 years & under
  • Ella and Millie S – National 15-21 years
  • Kitty – Greek 9 & 10 years
  • Kitty – Classical Improvisation 10 years & under
Second places
  • Deeds Not Words – Classical Group 21 & under
  • Heroes in Blue – Modern Group 15 years & under
  • Queen – Tap Group 11 years & under
  • Millie B and Kirstin – Classical Duet 22 years & under
  • Abigail and Eloise – Song and Dance Duet 22 years and under
  • Sophie – Character 13 & 14 years
  • Sophie – National 13 & 14 years
  • Millie S – Classical Improvisation 14-18 years
  • Kitty – Modern Improvisation 10 years & under
Third places
  • Sparkle Jolly Twinkle Jingley – Song & Dance Group 22 years and under
  • Home – Modern Group 11 years & under
  • Royals – Tap Group 21 years & under
  • Dulcie and Kitty – Classical Duet 11 years & under
  • Abigail and Millie S – Classical Duet 22 years & under
  • Ella and Maddie & Millie S and Rebekah – Tap Duet 15 years & under
  • Freya and Milly – third place, Song and Dance Duet 11 years & under
  • Amelia G – Tap 15 & 16 years
  • Millie S – Lyrical Modern 15 years
  • Millie S – Modern 15 & 16 years
  • Millie S – Character 15-21 years
  • Ollie – Ballet 9 years
  • Dulcie – Song and Dance 10 years
  • Alice – Contemporary 13 & 14 years
  • Abigail – Song and Dance 15-21 years
  • Millie S – Contemporary 15 years & over
  • Millie S – Modern Improvisation 14-18 years
  • Millie S – Tap Improvisation 14-18 years
  • Dulcie – Character 10 years
  • Ollie – Song and Dance 9 years

And to top it all off, the cup for Most Promising Junior Boy went to our very own Ollie!

Also, at North Cornwall Festival Sophie placed first in her Contemporary, Character, Tap and National solo sections.

And at Chichester Dance Festival Kitty placed first in her National solo and third in her Greek solo. Kitty and Dulcie came second in Classical duets and third in Modern duets.

Dance World Cup 2020… in 2021!

In December 2019 several Weymouth Dance Studio routines were selected to represent Team England at the Dance World Cup in July 2020.

Unfortunately, COVID meant that the event was delayed until August 2021 (sadly after several of our students had graduated from WDS and gone onto university).

Happily, eight members of our Senior Festival Group were still able to attend the competition (relocated to Telford!). They performed brilliantly and came third in their section, with ‘Waiting’ – choreographed by Keely Shaw.

Many congratulations to Keely and to our bronze medallists Abigail D, Eloise B, Kaitlin V, Kirstin L, Mikey B, Millie B, Maddie J and Millie S.

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