Para Dance UK Summer Festival

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Para Dance UK is proud to announce Summer Festival, an online inclusive dance competition open to Para Dance UK athletes

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Para Dance UK is proud to announce Summer Festival, an online inclusive dance competition open to Para Dance UK athletes*.

Summer Festival is a fun opportunity to get back onto the dance floor. It’s a non-qualifying, non-pointed and unofficial online competition where you, our athletes can film yourselves dancing at home and send your videos for the judges to mark.

Each entry will need to be a video of 90 seconds. Choose to enter one or all four events! We have open classes too, so if you haven't been classified yet, you can take part!

Athletes can enter/book online until 1st May. All the information and guidance you need to film your videos will be issued upon booking confirmation.

Videos of your competition entries will need to be submitted after 1st May and by 23:59 on 1st June.

Results will be announced on Monday 28th June. Awards will be sent to athletes placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd or a participation award if entered unopposed.


Singles only


1. Waltz

2. Samba

3. Freestyle

4. Slow freestyle


1. Juvenile U13yrs

2. Junior 13-20yrs

3. C1 Woman

4. C1 Man

5. C2 Woman

6. C2 Man

7. Open manual

8. Open power chair

9. Open standing- any form of impairment U18yrs

10. Open standing- any form of impairment 18+yrs

£4 entry fee per event plus booking fee.

Special offer: £12 to enter all 4 events.

* Amateurs only, no professionals. Instructors cannot enter on your behalf; each athlete must enter individually.

Rules and Terms and Conditions 

  1. Summer Festival is an unofficial, un-pointed and non-qualifying competition where IPC rules do not apply. 
  2. All athletes must be registered competitive members of Para Dance UK to enter and must have renewed their membership for 2021/2022.   Please sign up to the Competitive Register or renew by emailing and request a form
  3. Athletes must not be a professional dancer, National Coach, Team Leader, Teacher or Instructor.  If you have doubts regarding eligibility to enter, please email
  4. Each video entry must be 90 seconds long. This is a fun competition which does not follow IPC rules regarding dance durations.
  5. The video entry must be of the athlete dancing alone and must be in view at all times. Videos must be filmed in 2021 and may not have been taken from any previous event, competition or recording.
  6. All events are singles only; no partners will be needed. 
  7. Only one video entry can be submitted per event. 
  8. Para Dance UK cannot advise on each athlete’s filming space, costume, music or choreography.  
  9. If an athlete chooses to hire a studio or space to film in, that is the athlete’s choice and is not mandatory. In addition, there will be no cost recovery from Para Dance UK and athletes must make their own decisions relating to venues, risk assessments and Covid-19.  Hired venues will not have priority over home venues.
  10. Do not use any props in the Freestyle events. 
  11. Have fun with your costume, but make sure it is safe/suitable to dance in and appropriate for the event, i.e., no casual wear for Waltz or Samba. No logos or offensive slogans are allowed. 
  12. Videos can be uploaded/submitted from 1st May - 1st June at 23:59. Videos submitted before 1st May will not be accepted. The entries will be then passed to the judges from 2nd June.  
  13. Para Dance UK takes no responsibility for video entries that have not been received by the deadline due to technical failures.  
  14. Results will be announced on Monday 28th June. Awards will be sent to athletes placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A participation award will be issued if entered unopposed.    
  15. New, unclassified and open athletes will all compete together in the same category. Classes will not be broken down into Debutante, Amateur or Select levels.
  16. Para Dance UK reserves the right to remove any entries which do not comply with the terms. No refunds will be issued.
  17. You agree to watch/read Para Dance UK's disclaimer and take part at your own risk: Disclaimer video and text
  18. Differences in Freestyle and Slow Freestyle are the tempo/bpm and the style.   Freestyle- Dance routines allow the dancer to express themselves in a more casual or faster paced routine. Actions will be faster paced, vibrant and energetic. Dancers may interpret the lyrics or styling of music choice in obvious or subtle ways.  Slow Freestyle- Slow dance routines allow expression and extension and control of movement. Actions may have ballet or contemporary styling. Dancers are encouraged to demonstrate control, balance and co-ordination with an understanding of the music through their own interpretation.   Bpm info will be included in the guidance upon booking confirmation.

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