Dance Festival

Biennial CDTA Festival

Every two years Herts CDTA organise and produce a high profile, non-competitive, Hertfordshire schools’ dance festival which runs over two days with four performances to packed audiences.

Collaborating with Primary, Secondary and Special schools, we are able to present and celebrate exciting dance work across all key stages and provide young people with the opportunity to share their work in a professional theatre. Each festival has an overarching theme, drawing wide ranging responses and resulting in programmes that are moving, thrilling, humorous and captivating in equal measure.

It continues to act as a superb platform for both young people and their teachers to share best practice and develop their creative and performance skills. Above all, the festivals are great fun and undoubtedly a highlight in the school calendar and, in some cases, a once in a life-time experience for our young people!

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It is such a great event - acelebration of dance and that is solovely to see.We're lucky to have this pportunity at such little cost to the school as well. The children had a brilliant time and felt part of something big and special - as well they were.

Central Primary School

You have been so incredibly welcoming and supportive. It has been a joy! The performances were so moving, inclusive, skilled and wonderful.

Field Juniors

Thank you very much for letting us share an amazing experience and a fantastic time

The Grove Junior School

As an SEN School we rarely take part in joint collaborations with mainstream counterparts, and the whole primary and secondary schools all on one billing was a unique experience. The festival created a supportive and empathetic approach which filtered through to all schools and all pupils.

Radlett Lodge School

Lovely atmosphere to the day and our students thoroughly enjoyed their day out. It was such a great way for our students to bond, as well as see, other students perform. Thank you.

Sandringham School