We are delighted to announce that Janet Palmer has agreed to be our adjudicator for the 2020 festival.
A.I.S.T.D. R.A.D. REGISTERED R.A.D.EXAMINER. Retired
FELLOWSHIP, British and International Federation of Festivals.
After qualifying in all genres of Dance Janet pursued a career in professional theatre playing leading roles in “The Boyfriend” and “Salad Days”. She choreographed
two Revues, and was principal dancer in many shows and pantomimes.
She then went on to open her own Dance School in 1966 and was appointed to the examining board of the Royal Academy of Dance in 1978. Until her retirement in 2016 she undertook teaching and examining engagements for the RAD all over the world.
Dance Festivals have always been an important aspect of her life. In turn as a competitor, teacher, then since 1983 as an Adjudicator. Engagements have included many UK Festivals and European Heats of Dance World Cup.
Having been a founder committee member of All England Dance, she was Chairman from 2011 until2017 and is now a director of the company.
She has been a Dance Representative on the Adjudicators Council for the British and International Federation of Festivals since 2011.
An adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals Janet believes that competing in Dance Festivals helps young people to gain the confidence that will stand them in good stead in their future careers.