Solent Junior School
What is Dance Live?

The Guildhall Portsmouth, are offering an exciting new dance event for schools in 2020. This is not to replace Rock Challenge and will follow a different format under a new name.

The dance competition is very much the same all be it a few changes; dance pieces to last 5-7 minutes with no scenery just a digital background and light props.

With that in mind, and subject to enough schools wanting to apply, our aim is to continue our ‘Snow Treasure’ piece and to have it ready for the dance competition in February (week commencing 10th February) – finals in April (week commencing 20th April).

We would like rehearsals to start with immediate effect of next week;  Wednesday 16th October as stated in the rehearsal schedule on our website.

Even though we aren’t using scenery, our backstage children will very much be needed as we will be judged on hair/make-up and the use of our light props.

I will email backstage scenery builders personally with the change in rules and what is needed via the new format.

If your child does not want to take part in this new event then please let me know and you will receive a full refund.

As we won’t need to worry about scenery costs we will, at some point, refund a part of your fee and will have further communication with you about this nearer the time. 

Thank you for your patience, we are very much looking forward to this new competition and more importantly, seeing the children back in rehearsals.


Yours Sincerely

Mrs Peterkin-Aldred                                     Mrs Brook

Head of School                                            Rock Challenge Lead