About All England Dance

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.

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 the Queen is patron.

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Miriam Teak-Lee, former pupil of Morgan Aslanoff School of Dance, currently staring as Juliet Capulet in ‘& Juliet’.

Company of the hit West End musical ’Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.


Jacquie Brunjes


Karen Campion

Vice Chair

Simon Rex


Brenda Garratt-Glassman

Dr Nathan James

Linda Lear

Nicky Lewis

Carol Porter

Jill Redford

Kris Taylor

Christine Wagstaff

Honorary Life Members

Jill Baird, Rita Deller, Judy Deverill, Yvonne Gout, John Headford, Vicky Kemp, Nick Lear, Patricia Lupino Thompson, Valerie Marshall, Jon Massey, Lesley Sewell, Mick Sewell, Mollie Tanner, Beryl Whyatt, Paul Whyatt.

Teachers Committee

CHAIR and Midlands Representative: Helen Leek
North London Representative: Sophia Melvin
West Representative: Rebecca Sarrafan
South Representative: Louise Cleghorn
South East Representative: Zoe Pennington

Artistic Committee

CHAIR: Dr Nathan James
Jill Baldock, Karen Blackburn, Jodie Clark, Jill Redford.

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 on a CDMT or CDD accredited course, due to commence in autumn 2022.

Please see links below for further information on CDMT and CDD schools:

The scholarship is worth £3,000 per annum for a three-year course and is subject to an audition in July 2022. As the scholarship is means tested, candidates will be invited to audition once application forms have been reviewed.

The audition will compromise of two classes, one ballet and one jazz, followed by an interview by a panel of the All England Dance Board.

Any dancer wishing to apply for the scholarship should contact Jo Miller via email to request an application form.

Important dates:

  • Application forms: 09th May 2022
  • Candidates notified: 23rd May 2022
  • Audition and Interview: 05th July 2022
  • Performers College, Birmingham, B5 5SR

Charities & Organisations


We are very proud to work with and support the following charities and organisations.

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The TIRED Movement was founded in 2020 as a social enterprise (not for profit) to raise awareness about racial injustice within the industry and the importance of representation in dance education. The movement has gained great momentum and support from the dance community and has made great strides towards implementing change across all sectors.

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