All England Dance celebrates dancers aged from three to 21 years. Performers qualify through a network of nationwide nominated festivals to participate in one of the five Regional Finals in May.
Selected dancers are invited to The National Grand Final in July. Regional and National Finals take place on a biennial basis to facilitate the qualification process.
2024 Regional Finals entries are now open!
UK Young Dancer
AED is proud to present UK Young Dancer, two exciting new nationwide competitions, UK Classical Dancer and UK Theatre Dancer.
AED was saddened to learn that our esteemed President Dame Beryl Grey has passed away aged 95.
Dame Beryl was not only one of the countries youngest prima ballerinas, but she also went on to become the artistic director of London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) as well as a renowned choreographer and author.
Beryl remained interested and committed to the work of AED and was very much looking forward to joining us at The London Coliseum in April 2023 when we celebrate our centenary.
We will miss her, but her spirit and love of dance, her legacy, will shine through our performers.
AED President Dame Beryl Grey pictured here in 2017 celebrating being awarded the Companion of Honour with Vice President Wayne Sleep and Chair Jacquie Brunjes