Dear Dancing Friends

What a wonderful festival we had in 2022, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Leeds Branch and the return of our festival. Susan MacFadyen and her Band were a delight, the weather was wonderful and it was particularly pleasing to have three junior teams taking part. 

The organising committee of the White Rose Festival would like to thank you all for your support and hope to see you and your team of fellow dancers at next year’s Festival, again to Susan MacFadyen and her Band. We are delighted to announce that Rod Downey is in Leeds for a couple of weeks, and will be opening the Festival. If you enjoyed it this year, please encourage your family and friends to come along next year. Teams can dance as many dances as they like and “mix and match” between the adult and junior programmes.  If you have any suggestion concerning the festival, please email us.

906247_10100781931969229_654155322236748959_oDate: Saturday, 8th July 2023

Venue: The Gateways School , Harewood, Leeds , LS17 9LE

Location and practicalities

The school has excellent facilities. It is in a rural setting opposite the Harewood estate approximately 3 miles north of the Leeds city boundary on the Harrogate road. It is easily accessible from all directions using the motorway network.

Yours sincerely,


Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee