ISDT Medalist and Open Circuit Competitions | Dance Lessons In Essex

Dance Competitions

At ELITE Dance, we attend regional ISDT competitions for both adults and children on a regular basis, with an aim to ensure all our students qualify for the Blackpool Grand Finals. 

We also recognise that competing isn't everyones goal, so to spice up their dance life and introduce the idea of competitions we attend fun competitions throughout the year. These competitions include catagories that are suitable for beginners and those who have never attended a competition before. 

For those who are more serious competitors we also attend OPEN competitions. 

See below for all the competitions will will be attending. 

 

ENTERING AND EXCELLING IN MEDAL COMPETITIONS

A medal competition is where children and adult dancers across the country come together and compete against each other at their respective age and grade categories. Qualified judges adjudicate medal competitions. Solo children and adult dancers may enter these competitions and dance with their teacher instead of a partner. Couples may also dance in medalist competitions and compete for themselves and together in both the solo and couples categories.

Kyle has trained a high number of competition winners and has a great deal of experience in preparing students for medal competitions run by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). He regularly takes Elite Dance students to the capital of all dancing, Blackpool, for the Grand Finals and is interested in not only mentoring competition ballroom dancers in skill and technique but also giving them the mental and emotional skills to handle the heat. This supportive approach, commitment to excellence and emphasis on a student’s holistic welfare sets Elite Dance apart as a competition training centre. 

Competition dance preparation will include:

  1. An understanding of the steps/figures required at each level
  2. Learning technique
  3. Understanding the characteristics of each dance
  4. Developing physical attributes

Competition Dates: 

COMPETITION DATES

COMPETITION

ASSOSIATION

DATES

Kettering

ISTD

 12th Jan 

Herne Bay

ALL 

 23rd Jan 

Southend Children

ISTD

2nd Feb

Horsham Competition Day

OPEN

 2nd Feb 

The 2020 Cocarola National League

OPEN

 16th Feb 

Southend Adults

ISTD

23rd Feb

Essex Super League

OPEN

 23rd Feb 

The South Coast Championships

OPEN

 1st March 

Jubilee

ALL

15th March

Derrick Squires Tribute Day

OPEN

 15th March 

Home Counties Championships. Super League & Trophy Day - KENT

OPEN

 29th March 

Gillingham 1

ISTD

5th April 

Cairncross/Follett Awards Day

OPEN

 19th April 

20th Supremacy Competition - Grays

OPEN

 26th April 

Epsom Trophy Day

OPEN

 3rd May 

Herne Bay

ALL

15th May 

England Spirella Super League Points Day

OPEN

 17th May  

Horsham Competition Day

OPEN

 24th May 

 

Competition Dates: 

COMPETITION DATES

COMPETITION

ASSOSIATION

DATES

Ipswich

ISTD

21st June 

Jubilee

ALL

5th July 

Gillingham  

ISTD

 4th July 

Gillingham 2

ISTD

 8th August 

Cambridge

ISTD

 5th Sept 

Herne Bay 

ALL 

12th Sept

Ipswich

ISTD 19th Sept

Stars of The Future

OPEN

 2nd & 3rd Oct

Blackpool Grand Finals 

ISTD

6th & 7th Nov

 Julilee (Grays)

 ALL

28th Nov  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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