The Colchester Rotary Singer of the Year is awarded to the vocalist with the highest mark in any of the Vocal Classes. 

The Colchester Rotary Musician of the Year is awarded to the musician with the highest mark in any of the Instrumental Classes. 

One instrumentalist and one singer who are under 18 on August 31st 2019 will be invited to go forward for the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition at District and possibly National level.




Junior classification is 12 and under.  Senior classification is 13 and over.


Under 7’s  

Special Performance                 East of England Co-operative Cup
Junior       Ballet      Colchester Rotary Club Cup
Tap    Sammy Ross Memorial Salver
Character   Phyllis Manning Cup
Modern/Lyrical                          Sophie Beadles Trophy
Song and Dance      

Inner Wheel 70th Anniversary Trophy


Ballet    Nina Markham Cup
Tap Cavanagh Cup
Character Bob Needham Trophy
Modern/Lyrical                          Amanda Jane Higbee Cup
Song and Dance   Mal and Ernie Free Trophy
Contemporary                          Mary Pamela Trophy

Duets/small groups/large groups

Junior  Ballet    Robert and Susan Leng Trophy
Tap  David and Dawn Taylor Cup
Character Katie Beadles Trophy
Modern/Lyrical                        Michael Harvey Trophy
Song and Dance

Christopher and Jean Jenkins Trophy

Senior  Ballet    Sarah Jane Harvey Trophy
Tap                Body and Sole Cup
Character  James Edwin Trophy
Modern/Lyrical    Jonathon Prestney Salver
Song and Dance           Andrew Peter Trophy

Michael John Trophy

National     (all categories)        

Pat and Luke Berriman Cup

Novice (Junior or Senior)      Patricia Shelley Trophy

Performer from a School that has not participated in a competition before 

Doris Shelley Trophy

Dancer or dancers from a School within the CO post code                 The Dance Shop Trophy

Special awards

Most outstanding performance in the competition                  Colchester Rotary Centurion’s Cup
Joy of Dance award    Ian McMeekan Salver
Chairman’s award Chairman’s Salver
Personality                                                  Susan Latham Cup
Most Promising Dancer               The Showcase Cup


Festival Dates



Music:  24th March

Dance: 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd June  

Dance Gala:  Friday 28th June         


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