Are there any competitions?
For those dancers who become proficient, there is a steady demand to participate in demonstration teams. These teams can be seen at the Colchester town festivals and local village fetes. Perhaps most well known is the team that provides background support to the South East England Pipe Band Contest which is held annualy in Castle Park. In 2000, the team was included in the Queen Mother's Birthday Parade and in 2003, the team was invited to take part in the town festival at the Hook of Holland.
Some Colchester dancers love their dancing so much that they go on dancing holidays. Scotland is the most popular destination but others go overseas. A strong contingent from Colchester attends an annual weekend at Belstead House, Ipswich.
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