Surrey Festival of Dance Society promotes performing arts and to strives to meet the needs and challenges of dancers. We achieve our goals through various festivals, classes, programs and workshops. Below is a brief of our activities throughout the year:
Surrey Festival of Dance is one of the largest dance competition in North America attracting up to 10,000 performers to the stage and awarding tens-of-thousands-of-dollars in Bursaries and Scholarships annually.
No Borders Group Dance Challenge is a group competition consisting of groups that have a placement of First with confirmation in their various dance categories in any given Dance Festival or Convention.
Non Competitive Events, Seminars & Workshops
Honour Awards Presentation is a special evening of acknowledgement for those selected as Provincial Representatives, Runners-Ups and Honoured Performers
Dance and Wellness Seminar & Workshop is a 2-day event for dancers and teachers focusing on dance, nutrition and injury prevention
Competitive Classes include Solo, Duos, Trios, and Groups. Participants all receive written adjudication sheets. The top three placements of each class may be awarded trophies or medallions, along with signed placement certificates.
Audition/Workshop Classes are created to allow extra time to work exclusively with an adjudicator in a closed studio session to further their understanding of discipline and critique
Master Classes open for open public participation enables those who wish to take part in a structured studio class
Choreography/Student Teacher Choreography Classes (see Syllabus) this allows dancers to create, teach, and, or perform their work. These classes can be either solo, duos, trios or groups.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarship and Awards are selected only by the various Adjudicators
Future Achievements Scholarship provides financial assistance for continued studies or training