Our Values & History
We were founded in 1923 and since that time we have gained a reputation for excellence.
AED is a charity whose mission is to support growth and inclusion through dance. It is through competition we learn tenacity and many other attributes including self confidence, the ability to perform in public and most importantly of all, graciousness in participation.
The competition is a fun experience where brilliance is celebrated but taking part is everything.
Affiliated to the British And International Federation Of Festivals For Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was patron.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Applications for the All-England Dance Scholarship are invited from any dancer who has performed at All England Dance Regional or National Finals in the past and who has been accepted for further training at a Conservatoire UK or on a CDMT accredited course, due to commence in autumn 2023.
Please see links below for further information on CDMT Accredited courses and Conservatoires UK.
The scholarship is worth £3,000 per annum for a three- year course and is subject to an audition on Saturday 24th June 2023. As the scholarship is means tested, candidates will be invited to audition once application forms have been reviewed.
The audition will compromise of one ballet and one jazz class. Candidates pursuing a Musical Theatre Course should prepare a song. An interview by a Panel of the AED Board will follow.
Any dancer wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact Jo Wagstaff via email to request an application form.
- Application forms should be returned by 13th May 2023
- Candidates will be notified by 27th May 2023
- Audition and Interview 24th June 2023 at Performers College, Birmingham, B5 5SR
Notice of Meeting
AED’s formal Annual General meeting will take place on 10 December 2023 by Zoom.
The Trustees would like to invite anyone interested – festival, adjudicator or competitor – to join the meeting at 10am to hear our Chair Jacqueline Brunjes summarise AEDs achievements this year and our plans for the future.
Business to be discussed will be: