Guildford Festival of Dance

The Guildford Festival of Dance has been running for some 20 years, and is organized by Jeannie Day. We started as a small novice festival as we felt that this would encourage children to have confidence and belief in themselves, giving them the tools to go forward and enter the open sections. The novice festival is usually only one day and is very well thought of.

We believe we truly are celebrating a festival of dance and we are confident that the children who enter enjoy their time with us and take away happy memories to last a lifetime.

We have quite a large open festival usually running over 5 days.

General Rules


Child Protection Policy (PDF)
Other forms and documents (Excel and Word files)

Dates for 2017

Novice Festival 25th and 26th March

Open festival 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th April

Closing date for entries: 26th November 2016

We regret that late entries cannot be accepted.

Forms for the 2017 Festival will be sent out as normal for participating schools.

New enquiries: please send your details to:

We have a strong committee of men and women who are dedicated to making sure that the festival is run smoothly, efficiently and as professionally as one would expect. Along with this we hope that we maintain a warm, friendly and disciplined atmosphere.

We take a wide range of schools who from the first time they have entered continue to support us year after year. We run a really good canteen as we feel when you are here all day it is nice to be able to enjoy some refreshments away from the hustle and bustle. All of our helpers are CRB checked and have attended child protection courses.

We are confident that we are doing the absolute best for our children.