The 2019 Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival moves a step closer with the announcement of performance days. As ever, we've got a wonderful balance of primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups on each day to support our ambition to promote progression. The rich mixture will mean a broad range of styles and approaches to the 2019 theme, 'Reflections' will be on display. We can't wait to see where the theme is taken. Creativity and interpretation are wonderful things!
Here's a breakdown of each day:
Saturday 16th November sees Holy Trinity CE Junior School, Selby High School and Westfield Community Primary School taking part in YSDF for the first time. Knavesmire Primary School make a welcome return after 7 years. This will be Scarcroft Primary School's seventh year at YSDF. Once again the Ingleton families will make the long journey across to join us - we salute your commitment! Post-16 provision will be showcased via York College Performing Arts and E.K Galaxy Cheer & Dance will represent one of the many community groups taking part in YSDF19.
Sunday 17th November sees Dean Field Community Primary School and St Olave's School make their debut appearance. They'll perform alongside St Oswald's CE Primary School who are longstanding members of the YSDF family and always bring a huge group of dancers to the event. CAPA College travel up from Wakefield to make a welcome 2nd return as do The Space Dance Studio who'll be travelling across from Hull.
Saturday 23rd sees possibly our smallest primary, Leavening Community Primary School, join us for the first time. They'll share the stage with St Lawrence's Primary School who have been with us since the very beginning of YSDF. Platform will once again bring a huge number of performers across from Hull with an amazing age range - 5 year olds to 16 year olds.
Sunday 24th November sees a host of new schools - Mechanics Performing Arts, Ryburn Valley High School, St Paul's CE Primary School and Staynor Hall Primary Academy. They'll join Huntington Primary Academy who have taken part in the event since it began back in 2012 - thank you Mrs Cameron for being there from the beginning.
All in all, it's set to be another fantastic event. Our 58 colleges, schools and community groups will bring over 1200 young dancers with them. For some this will be the first time they've ever performed whilst others will have had extensive experience of dancing in competitions and events across the country - you're all very welcome!
Schools will benefit from our partnership with Yorkshire Education Recruitment. Their support will enable us to offer a wider range of activities for participants as well as special offers for teachers and schools.
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