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The DFR faculty host a number of competitions and events throughout the year. 


Area Medallist Competitions

Imperial Society of Teachers of Teachers of Dancing members may enter their pupils into our popular Medallist Competitions. On passing a Disco/Freestyle medal test, pupils may enter various events, including the DFR Set Dance Competition, Rock n Roll, DFR pairs and solos. These events are held throughout the country and successful finalists are eligible to attend the DFR Grand Finals day, held annually in Guildford.

2024 Competition dates:

You can find all of our DFR area competitions dates here.

Set Dance choreography submissions 2025

We are once again inviting choreographers to submit suitable routines for consideration for 2025.  This year, as an ISTD member you can submit choreography for any level and we especially welcome routines to be considered for our higher levels.

Entries are now open for choreography submissions for the DFR Set Dances for 2025.

If you are interested in submitting a routine suitable for our 2025 Set Dances, please email for further information as to how to upload your videos.

Here is some useful information for you:

  • Dances must be repeatable, either 8, 12 or 16 bars (8 bars only for Bronze and below routines).
  • Teachers of any level may enter routines this year and we particularly welcome choreography for our higher grades.
  • Please only submit dances relevant to the styles and levels, as per the list below.
  • Consider the choreography; make it interesting, unique and something that will inspire our competitors in their examinations and on the competition floor.

Deadline date for submission is 1st March 2024

NOTE:  These are suggested styles and may be subject to change so please do not share this list with your pupils. Good luck! We look forward to watching your routines next year!


Age categories Style
Under 6/Under 8 Rock n Roll
Under 10 & Under 12 Social Dance Test Freestyle
Under 12 Pre-Bronze Street/Slow
Under 14 Social Dance Test/Pre-Bronze & Over 14 Bronze Freestyle
Under 12 Bronze/Silver & Under 14 Bronze/Silver Street/RnR
Over 14 Social Dance Test/ Pre-Bronze Freestyle
Over 14 Silver/Gold Freestyle/Slow
Under 14 Gold and above Rock n Roll
O21 Rock n Roll
Under 16 & Over 16 Gold Star and above Street/Rock n Roll


Please upload all choreography clearly marking what age and level this is to be considered for


DFR and Street Teachers support group:

If you have seen the latest members newsletter, we have our teachers support session on Wednesday 17th January at 10 - 11am for both DFR and Street. You can book for this session via the following link.


Dance Exchange 2024

The DFR Faculty hosts an annual congress with a wide variety of lectures; providing choreography ideas for examinations, class, and competition work as well as help and advice regarding syllabi.

Bookings are now live for Dance Exchange 2024.  Our programme will be release in January but, our lectures will include: Beginner and Advanced Hip Hop/How to stretch dynamically/Technique and progression for the Freestyle Dancer and improving technique for Silver and above Rock n Roll.

We look forward to seeing you there.  Bookings can be made via this link.


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