Dear Dancing Friends

We are delighted to announce that bookings have opened for the 68th White Rose Festival and are looking forward to meeting you all again. Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band will be playing for the afternoon festival and the evening dance. Hopefully they will bring wonderful weather with them to match their music.

We are delighted to welcome Alan Harrison back to play for us again. Alan has missed the festival for a number of year so it will be a real treat to have him again.  He will be playing for the Grand March and the Highland dances.

Following the positive feedback and success of opening the junior programme to all dancers this year we have decided to offer an integrated programme for 2024. Dances are paired together in degree of difficulty and some pairs of dances are aimed at the junior teams and beginners, and other pairs are more challenging for the experienced dancers. Team leaders can select as few or as many pairs of dances from the programme to suit the dancers in their team.

Note: The deadline for team booking is 18th June and will be enforced. Meals need to be ordered by the 21st June.

Date: Saturday, 13th July 2024

The Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band


We hope you will all join us for our annual festival and make it a wonderful occasion. Those of you who have been to one, will know what fun it is. Any questions or suggestions concerning the festival, please email us.

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. The hourly bus service (No. 36) between Leeds and Harrogate goes through Harewood.

Yours sincerely,


Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee