How it works
The Great Big Dance Off is a national dance competition and is open to schools all across England & Wales. There are two competitons, a virtual solo competition and also a live competition for group performances. There are 3 categories - primary, KS3 and KS4/5.
Entering the competitions
In order to enter, there are two very easy steps:
Group competition regional heats
There are 9 regional heats that you can enter. Details of each heat and links to the theatres that are hosting each heat will be posted in September 2022. See details here.
Dates of regional heats:
24th Jan - London (secondary only)
27th Feb - Bath
7th Mar - Birmingham
9th Mar - Warrington
13th Mar - Nottingham
15th Mar- Stevenage
20th Mar - Swindon
23rd Mar - Halifax
27th Mar - Chatham
30th Mar - London (primary only)
Eight regional heat winners (for each age group) will be chosen by our panel of judges on the night and invited (with some runner-ups) to the national championships grand final. Here you will come face to face with schools from other heats for the much-coveted title of National Schools Dance Champion 2022.
So all you have to do to enter your team is fill out the entry form and get practising your dance!
For details of our judging criteria, please go to our rules & judging page which will help you prepare.
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