Additional Dance classes were introduced at the 2016 Festival. We are conscious of the interest in the Island in all forms of dance and would like to give people the opportunity to perform and compete against their peers without the cost and inconvenience of travelling off-island.
In 2016 we introduced Solo Ballet, Group Modern and Duet Character classes in three age groups. From 2017 we also added Tap.
The classes take place on the wonderful Royal Hall at the Villa Marina so there will be plenty of room for your friends and family to come and watch.
Jill Baldock, Dance Adjudicator at the 2017 Festival thinks that the introduction of new dance classes is 'marvellous' and she was encouraged by the number of big dance schools on the Isle of Man. She says there is no doubt that competitive dance 'ups standards' and that it will be a welcome inception for us.
"As a dancer you should never sit back. You should always be out to improve physique and technique" and these are certainly wise words that our Island's talented dancers can hang on to.
The Manx Music Festival would like to thank Jill Baldock for her ideas, her passion and her time.
"Wouldn't it be wonderful in years to come when dancers have gone on to big things for them to say "it all began for me at the Manx Music Festival"."
If you would like to know more about the classes please contact the Festival Secretary, Jacqueline Yates on 614725.
Countdown to Festival
Congratulations to the winners of trophies for 2017. Please ensure that you return your trophy clean, engraved and in good condition to Peter Norris Music, Bucks Road, Douglas by Saturday, 31st March 2018. Thank you.
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