About Us - All England Dance
WELCOME to All England Dance and to the exciting world of dance festivals – a world full of friends you haven’t yet met, full of dance forms you may not have experienced and above all, full of inspiration at what children and young people can achieve!
If you are a dancer, and especially if you have qualified for the first time, then congratulations! Gaining a place at our Regional Finals is a huge achievement and you are a part of a nationwide family that includes dedicated dancers, enlightened parents, inspirational teachers, appreciative audiences, professional adjudicators and the enthusiastic and expert team at All England Dance who bring it all together.
We were founded in 1923 and since that time we have gained a reputation for excellence – in the theatres we use, the adjudicators and judges we engage and, above all, the dancers we attract and we look forward to welcoming everyone to this unique competition in 2021.
Following current global situation with the Covid-19 pandemic which has caused a significant number of nominated qualifying festivals to cancel this Spring and Summer, The Chair, Vice-Chair and Trustees of All England Dance have unanimously decided to defer the Regional and National Finals to 2022. This decision has been taken in order that all dancers have an equal opportunity to participate in the All England process in the usual way.
In practical terms this will mean that any nominated qualifying Festival that was due to take place in 2020 shall be a qualifier in 2021 and a 2021 qualifying festival will have its qualifying festival in 2022. The Regional Finals will take place in May 2022 and the National Finals in July / August 2022. All ages will be taken from 01st September 2021.
Keep safe and keep dancing!