Dance Festival

MONDAY 16TH & TUESDAY 17TH MAY at the Neeld, all details remain the same. Ticket information will be announced closer to the date.

Always a great start to the year, the annual dance festival is the flagship event of the Chippenham Sports Partnership and has fast become one of the largest events in our calendar, with all the primary and secondary schools in the partnership invited to perform in a celebration of dance.  The dance pieces include routines developed as part of curriculum PE lessons and after school clubs, run by enthusiastic teachers and extracurricular coaches and support staff.

The theme for this year is ‘top of the pops” and we are very excited to see all our schools perform in the prestigious Neeld Hall.

Ticket information

As you aware we have sadly had to postpone the Dance festival to May due to the ongoing situation. In order to keep our schools COVID safe we have also made changes to how the tickets for this event will be sold.

As in previous years each school will be given tickets for parents on a 1.5 allocation. This allows at least one parent of each child to be able to watch the show, with flexibility for 2 parents in some cases. Whilst we would love to allow 2 tickets per child, as I am sure you will appreciate, this isn’t possible due to space at the venue. This year all tickets allocated to a primary school will be given to that school to sell, and will be hand delivered to your school reception. These can then be sold through your own internal payment systems and we will leave it up to the primary school’s discretion to decide on how they best wish to distribute the extra 0.5 tickets.

Each school will receive an invoice for their tickets from the Chippenham Sports Partnership. Any tickets that are not sold by a school will need to be returned by Friday 29th April. This is the same date as the PLT meeting, so spare tickets can be brought along. The Chippenham Sports Partnership will then take responsibility for selling any remaining tickets. Schools will not be invoiced for unsold tickets returned before this date, however, will be charged for unsold tickets returned after.

We know that whilst some of our schools have preferred to use this system already in previous years, it will be new to others. Unfortunately, in order to keep all schools safe, stay in line with our own risk assessments, and to reduce the amount of mixing and contact that usually occurs with parents coming onto site at Abbeyfield school we have had to make this decision.

Monday 16th May Tuesday 17th May
By Brook ValleyMonkton Park
Ivy laneDerry Hill
FrogwellQueens Crescent
St MarysSt Peters
LacockLangley Fitzurse
RedlandStanton St Quintin
Queens Crescent Kington St Michael
Kings LodgeCharter
Top of The Pops Theme - YouTube

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Dance Festival please contact Jessica Pierce jep@abbeyfield.wilts.sch.uk