The PDF Board of Directors have assessed the factors affecting our ability to host a 2021festival. At this time, we feel it is in the best interest of the PDF membership to refrain from hosting a 2021 festival due to ongoing pandemic.
Although this is not our ideal conclusion, we hope that by giving our membership this additional time, that when it comes time to plan and prepare for 2022, that the climate will be more favourable, and our knowledge base grounded enough to provide the kind of Festival that our attending studios have come to expect from PDF.
To our PDF Dance Family:
Last week we all had a chance to examine Saskatchewan’s Re-Opening plan. It has been a relief to finally have a structure for the coming months instead of a short term week-by-week outlook. For the PDF 2020 Board of Directors, this information has helped us examine all options for our 2020 festival.
The Board has come to the conclusion that we will be unable to host PDF 2020 this year due to the continuing need to restrict mass gatherings for the foreseeable future. Please contact your home studios regarding refunds after May18th, 2020.
While this decision comes with sadness, it is our sincerest hope that by cancelling and refunding fees that we can support our dancers and allow focused preparations for a new dance season in the fall.
We continue to thank our participating families and community for the support that has been given year after year. The dance community has a strong foundation in the Parkland, and we can be confident that PDF will return as strong and vibrant as the people who make it come together.
As soon as conditions allow, rest assured that the planned dates for PDF 2021 will be announced so that we can properly celebrate the 15th Parkland Dance Festival!
From the dancers to the volunteers; the instructors to the dedicated dance parents: we the Board of the Parkland Dance Festival wish everyone a happy and healthy summer. See you next year!
To the Members and Patrons of Parkland Dance Festival 2020:
Together as a community, we have been following the rapid pace of events regarding COVID-19. Every day we see new developments and updated recommendations from those whose job it is to protect our collective wellbeing.
We, the PDF 2020 Board of Directors, are fully committed to abiding by the directions of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the policies of the Good Spirit School Division which govern the use of our venue.
At this point in time, it is not possible to hold PDF 2020 on the planned date. Therefore, we have decided to implement a ‘wait and see’ approach. In two weeks, the situation will be reassessed and an update regarding the status of the Festival will be provided.
We thank you for your patience.
We are pleased to Announce that the PDF board of Directors have confirmed our Adjudicators for 2020! Please check out the biographies of Sandy Slemp and Liz Tookey on our Adjudication page!
Due to unprecedented support from our Dance community, the Parkland Dance Festival 2020 is at registration capacity! Thank you to all our participating studios. We can’t wait for the spring to once again see the best and brightest of the Parkland on our stage!
Come join us for the 15th year of Parkland Dance Festival. April 24-26th 2020 at the Anne Portnuff Theatre. Deadline to register is January 10th 2020.
Link to registration
You can find out all about our 2019 Adjudicators on our Adjudicators page.
Registration for PDF 2019 is now open!
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Thank you to all our 2018 Participants and Sponsors for another successful season. We hope to see you all again next year.
The Parkland Dance Festival is excited to announce that our tentative 2019 dates have been chosen.
Please mark April 26th to 28th 2019 in your calendars for PDF. Registration will open October 15th, 2017.
Check out the 2019 Syllabus on our Syllabus page.
Have a great Summer everyone and we hope to hear from you in the fall!
Parkland Dance Festival wishes to inform all its attendees that Mr. Morgan Tanner will unfortunately not be adjudicating for our festival this year. However, the PDF board is excited to announce that we are able to present to you Ms. Greer Whillans, also of DaCosta Talent, currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Greer’s extensive acumen may be viewed at the DaCosta Talent site