First introduced in 2019, the Dance Days Challenge is a competition that takes place annually at our biggest event for students and teachers, Dance Days. The Challenge celebrates what students have learned at their dance school and helps them show what bbodance means to them.

All Dance Days attendees are encouraged to enter. The Challenge is not compulsory and there is no fee. 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enter the Dance Days Challenge may choose to perform on their own or together with students from the same school who are also attending Dance Days. The maximum number of students per group is 20.

In order to enter, each student or group of students must ask their teacher to choreograph an original performance piece for them. The piece should be between two and four minutes long and can be in any genre. Each student or group of students can only present one performance piece. The school will need to provide the music. Costumes, make-up, and props are not required, but can also be used. 

What happens at Dance Days

On the first evening of Dance Days, each student or group of students will have time to rehearse their piece and run through the show in the Elmhurst Theatre. The Challenge will take place the following evening. It will be judged by our Distinguished Guests, accomplished artists in the world of dance whom you'll certainly know, and the winner will be announced the same evening. On the last day, the winning student or group will be celebrated during the Performance & Awards Ceremony and receive a bbodance shield engraved with the school's name, which they can keep until next year's Dance Days Challenge. Following this, the winning student or group will be invited to perform their piece in front of parents, guardians, and Guests of Honour.

To enter the 2020 Dance Days Challenge, please fill in this form and e-mail it to us by 18 March. Good luck!

Please read this important update about Dance Days 2020 — COVID-19.

(Photo: the winners of the first Dance Days Challenge, Emma Pilling Dance Academy © Creative Studios)