Colne Dance Festival returns from lockdown after three year hiatus

The young dancers will come out to compete for the first time in three years when a dance festival returns from the lockdown.

The annual Luther Greenwood Dance Festival in Colne had to skip two years after the Covid pandemic put an end to indoor social gatherings.

Last held in 2019, 60 competitors aged four to 17 from across the North West and South Yorkshire put on over 200 performances at the two-day event in Colne Muni.

The Muni will once again host the 2022 festival, June 3-5, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Susan Thorp, dance festival chair, said: “We are now sending out programs to dance schools which are usually in competition, and we are hoping for a good response after the three-year forced layoff.

“We would also love to hear from any other dance schools that have not participated before, and we hope this will be a special Jubilee weekend event.”

Classes cover Ballet, Modern, Character, Duo, Greek, National, Song and Dance, and Tap.

And in addition to trophies and certificates, the judge will select the best dancers to compete in a dance for a £200 purse to help them progress.

The referee will be Sue Latham, from Redditch, Worcestershire, a professional choreographer whose dance school students have degrees in teaching, professional work, television and West End.

Anyone wanting more information can email [email protected] or contact 01282 722515.

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