Dear Dancing Friends

We have decided that it is regrettable but necessary to cancel the White Rose Festival this year, 2021. I am sure this will not come as a great surprise to you all, and I hope you are all managing to keep healthy in this very difficult time.  It is possible that the restrictions on social contact may be relaxed by July but most teams will not have been able to prepare for the Festival.

On a positive note next year is the 60th Anniversary of the Leeds Branch, so we hope to see an exceptionally large turn out to help us celebrate.

The organising committee of the White Rose Festival would like to thank you all for your support in the past  and to invite you and your team of fellow dancers to take part in next year’s Festival.

906247_10100781931969229_654155322236748959_oDate: Saturday, 9th July 2022

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.

The committee hopes very much that you are all keeping safe and we will be able to dance again soon. We look forward to seeing you dancing with us.

Yours sincerely,


Jane Walford (Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee)