TECDA competitions

At TECDA, we do not do traditional festivals. However, we do compete with the UK's top dance schools at various other competitons throughout the year:


TECDA attends UK Dance Class Championships all around the country.

Dancers compete in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Commercial in age groups from 6 years - 17 years.

Some groups have up to 70 competitors.

We are very pleased to have been placed in the top 6 for many age groups and categories especially when you consider the size of the groups and that we are competing against some of the UK's best schools.

In 2018, we won 15 medals in one day. 

In 2019, we will attend the 'Champion of Champions' event.


Age 6-7:
Tap 4th place (2018)

Modern 6th place (2018)
Modern 5th place (2019)

Ballet 6th place (2018)

Age 8-9:
Tap 6th place (2018)
Modern 5th place (2018)

Age 10-11:
Ballet 2nd place (2019)
Tap 3rd place (2019)

Modern 6th Place (2019)

Ballet 6th and 9th place (2018)

Age 12-13:
Tap 7th and 8th place (2018)

Modern 1st, 2nd and 7th place (2018)
Ballet 3rd, 5th and 7th place (2018)

Age 14-15:
Tap 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th place (2018/2019)
Modern 7th place (2018)

Ballet 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th place (2017 / 2018/ 2019)

Age 16-17:
Ballet 6th place (2018)

Commercial age 12-17 years: 2nd and 3rd place (2018)



We attend the ISTD Senior Ballet Awards in London for Grades 3,4,5,6 and Intermediate.

In 2018 Holly Dean made the grade 3 final and Hannah Fish made the Intermediate Final.

A prestigious event that we are very proud to take part in, with the UK and Europe's top ballet schools.

In 2023, Darcie Grundy was in the final for Grade 3, Amelie Ross, Lexi Craven and Olivia Hunter for Grade 4 and Darcy Farrar and Meg Finan for Grade 5.


We attend the annual ISTD Junior Ballet Awards in Milton Keynes.

Children who have scored highly in their ballet exams are invited to attend.

In 2018, Rosa Taylor danced into the Grade 2 finals.

A brilliant event that we are very proud to be a part of.

More recently, Robyn Haigh was awarded the Musicality trophy for Grade 1 and Meg Finan and Robyn Haigh were placed joint 3rd for Grade 3.


    The Emma Coombs Dance Academy
    36-44 Darley Street
    West Yorkshire WF16 9LP
    United Kingdom

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