This information only pertains to students who are performing solo/duets/trios at one of festivals listed below. This is not for students in group dances as all registrations for those groups will be done by teacher/choreographer.

Welcome to the 2018/2019 dance festival season!

As each festival’s registration opens, we will send out an email with information to that specific competition. It will be very important for families to read and be familiar with the syllabus, rules of each festival and to discuss this with your choreographer so as to avoid any risk of disqualification.

Again this year, we are GOING GREEN and using a digital format for all competition registrations. All festival entries need to be submitted online, through the studio, so please watch for registration opening and closing dates as they will be strictly adhered to.

There are two types of festivals:

1. Open Festival

Participation in these festivals (NIFPA, UIMF, Just Dance Challenge, CoreDance Competition and Peak Invitational and Synergy Competition) is open to all dancers.

2. Closed Festival – By Teacher Recommendation Only
Participation in this festival (Victoria DanceWorks – Competition Section and Festival du ballet) is through teacher recommendation only. Students will need to approach BOTH of their choreographers for any given section (Ballet or Jazz or Contemporary / Modern or Tap) and ask to be recommended to do the festival. If you are wanting to attend multiple days, you must approach each individual choreographer to ask for recommendation and EVERY choreographer must agree to put the dancer and choreography forward. Festival registrations will not be completed without prior consent of choreographers.

Kirkwood festival registration will be responsible for registering solo’s/duet’s in the following festivals:

  • Core (Nanaimo)
  • Victoria Danceworks (CLOSED FESTIVAL)
  • North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA)
  • Upper Island Music Festival (UIMF)
  • Just Dance Challenge Duncan
  • Peak Invitational Nanaimo
  • Synergy Duncan
  • Core Nanaimo
  • Festival du Ballet Surrey (CLOSED FESTIVAL)
  • Chilliwack Festival (CLOSED FESTIVAL)

If you have any questions, please email our Festival Entry clerk Amanda Philip at