It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the 2020 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival will not be happening in November. This decision has not been taken lightly and we are very aware of the impact this news will have for the schools and groups that take part and the many children and young people who will miss out on the opportunity to share their creativity, passion and talents.  It is, however, unavoidable given the current situation. The wellbeing of everyone involved in the festival and the wider local communities we work with is our top priority.

There are two significant factors. The first is the uncertainty around how schools will function once the new term begins in September. The second is a significant reduction in capacity within the venue. These two things make it impossible for us to confidently plan and safely deliver the event.


The 2021 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival is already scheduled - 13th/14th and 20th/21st November. We already have some exciting plans in place and will let you know about these over the coming months. In the meantime, stay safe and we’ll see you all next year.


The YSDF Team