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Classical Dance


April 18th & 19th, 2023


Adjudicator:  TBA




Modern Dance


April 20th & 21st, 2023


Adjudicator:  TBA




Stage Dance


April 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 2023


Adjudicator:  Rhonda Roberts Smid


















For information contact the Dance Director: Karen Pennington - 250-497-1194

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It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachersErrors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.


The participants or teachers have to play the music themselves from backstage.  From a device, tablet or iPhone. A computer is best but must be previously downloaded as there is no Wifi. CDs and USB can work but the other forms that are on devices are preferred as if they are on USB they need to be played from the booth rather than backstage. 

These rules apply to Penticton Festival only – Provincial Rules vary




Stage will be marked for centre and quarter points. No other markings are permitted. We regret that special lighting is not possible. Marley floor will be provided.


Any dancer who leaves the stage during a performance shall be allowed one re-start for adjudication only. If the competitor is not at fault, i.e., failure of lighting, etc., the repeat performance will be adjudicated and marked as usual.


Props may be placed by teacher or volunteer. Please do not drag or push items along the floor. Loading dock is available for large items during non-competitive times. Please co-ordinate with a dance venue volunteer if using the loading dock.




No person may compete in 2 different entries in the same class/category. This includes GROUP DANCES. Teachers, please advise dance director if a conflict occurs.


Changes of dance category are not permitted during the Festival, except at the discretion of the Dance Director (ie. Medical reason). All change requests should be submitted by March 1. A change fee of $15 will apply and must be paid prior to performance.