Secretary: Irene Dracup 21 Lawns Drive Leeds West Yorkshire  LS12 5RJ   Tel 0113 263 1310  Email

Additional Information

Entry fees:
Junior: £10 per team of up to 9 dancers plus a teacher. Additional dancers or spectators - £1.50
Adult teams: £32 per team of 8-10 dancers. Additional dancers - £3 each
(Prices include postage)

All team leaders should report to reception on arrival to receive further information about the site and the event.

We would welcome entries from individuals and groups of fewer than 8 dancers; please contact   for a price.
Please note that we ask any dancers who wish to be included in the afternoon massed dancing to have a thorough knowledge of the dances that have been set as no recaps will be given.
Spectators: £1.50 per ticket in advance; programmes will be available to purchase on the day for 50p each. In the event of wet weather, programmes purchased on the day will not allow admittance to the Sports Hall or Performing Arts Centre.

Evening dance tickets: £13 each, £5 for those in full-time education, £4 for those 11 and under.
These prices include a supper with wine or soft drinks.

The space in the Sports Hall limits the number of dancers that can be accommodated. All evening dance tickets will therefore be on a “first come, first served” basis.
If you are just applying for evening dance tickets or spectator tickets please enclose a SAE with a second class stamp for large envelopes.
These tickets are available from Irene Dracup.

Dance Instructions
If you have any difficulties in accessing instructions for non-RSCDS dances please contact Irene Dracup

Wet weather arrangements

In the event of wet weather the afternoon dancing will be held indoors in two separate halls. Both venues will have live music. Gateways School has a Performing Arts Centre with excellent spectator facilities. The junior teams and a small number of adult teams will dance there. A full programme, including demonstrations, will be danced and Ian Slater will provide the music.

All other teams will dance a full programme in the Sports Hall to Neil Barron and his band.
The White Rose Festival is planned as an outdoor event. However, this being England, we can never guarantee that the weather will be kind to us and we may be forced indoors. If it should be necessary we aim to make the indoor Festival as enjoyable as possible. We believe that the participants largely determine the atmosphere and we would ask that everyone enter into the spirit of the Festival to help others to enjoy it.
Please note: no food is allowed in the Performing Arts Centre or the Sports Hall.

Parking is freely available for both cars and coaches on site at the owner’s risk. Caravans and camper vans may stay overnight, for a £10 charge. Please contact the secretary for further information and price.


Gateways School has a restaurant which can provide lunches at £4 and high tea at £6 to be paid for at the time of ordering. We invite afternoon participants and spectators to have an evening meal with us as this adds to the atmosphere of the Festival. Unfortunately, because of limited space and time, we are unable to offer evening meals to others.
Please indicate on your application form approximately how many meals are required.
Evening meals will be served at two sittings and your ticket which will allow admittance to the dining room and time for your meal. Prepaid meal tickets will be included in your pack to be collected from reception. Tea and Coffee will be available at a site near to the ice-cream van during lunchtime and the afternoon interval. The cost will be £1 including a biscuit.

Should it be necessary to restrict the numbers dining with us vouchers will be issued on a “first come, first served” basis.

Evening Arrangements

Ordered evening dance tickets, not already dispatched in the post, will be available for collection from reception on the afternoon of the Festival.
Brief “recaps” will be given unless otherwise stated, but because of acoustic difficulties in the hall we cannot guarantee that they will be clearly heard.


Some accommodation is available in the Harewood village and in Wetherby. A wider range of accommodation is available in Harrogate, approximately 20 minutes away by road. Details of accommodation in Leeds are available from the tourist office at:Gateway Yorkshire, Regional Travel and Tourism Centre, The Arcade, Leeds City Station, Leeds, LS1 1PL, tel. 0113 242 5242 or via the web site:

Details of accommodation in Harrogate is available from the Tourist Information Centre, Royal Baths, Crescent Road, Harrogate, HG1 2RR, tel. 01423 537 304, email or via the web site
Further Communications

Please would team leaders ensure that all members of the team receive copies of this information. We would particularly like to draw your attention to the information regarding evening meals on the site.
It would greatly assist the committee if the contact details could include an email address if available.

In May we will send out tickets, programmes and directions plus cribs where requested on the entry forms. Maps can be taken off the internet at by entering post code LS17 9LE. Alternatively maps can be obtained from the Gateways School web site at

Leeds Branch Shop will be there
We sell:
• The Leeds Golden Collection CD by Neil Barron
• RSCDS offerings including their most recent
• Books and CDs from other Branches including many from abroad
• Ghillies, ballet shoes, ladies pumps, Greek sandals and jazz shoes
• Insoles for softening the impact of dancing
Visit for full details. We will post orders if you need anything before the festival and pre-ordered items can be collected on the day. Item not listed? - we will try and get it for you.
Deadline for receipt of entries: 30th April 2015
All entries should be returned to Irene Dracup, 21 Lawns Drive, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS12 5RJ Tel 0113 263 1310 Email