Rhoda McGaw Theatre
6th January to 
13th January 2024 
18th February to 
24th February 2024


The 2023/24 Woking Festival of Dance is now full.

Jill Baldock - Adjudicator 2024 Festival

Adjudicator for the British & International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance

Jill has a love and passion for all things theatrical. Her vast and full career has given her the knowledge and desire to inspire the next generation of performers. Her training started at the Hylton Bromley School in Merseyside, where she gained several scholarships from the I.D.T.A. and continued her training at the Royal Academy of Dance and the Place (London's Contemporary School). During her early years Jill entered The Sunshine All England Competitions and gained 7 solo gold medals in the London Finals receiving the Sunshine, the Modern and the National Trophies. She was also invited to be a part of the Beryl Grey Workshops.

Jill worked as a professional dancer/performer for many years in TV, Film, Cabaret and the West End - shows included "Kiss Me Kate", "Carousel", "The King and I", "Oklahoma", "Fiddler on the Roof" and many more. She went on to become an international choreographer, director and producer of theatre and cabaret shows. Producing pantos, cruise shows, children’s plays, summer seasons, even Shakespeare! At the same time developing her own theatrical/management agency.

Her love of teaching took her back to the studio and worked for the Italia Conti School, the Arts Council, Pineapple, whilst running her own performing arts school.

She then diverted her career into the music business, producing for EMI, Virgin, Carlton and recorded many artistes - Shirley Bassey, Howard Keel, Petula Clarke, the London Philharmonic and many, many more. She had the honour of producing the official recording for the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday. During that time her music publishing & production company was awarded the coveted Ivor Novello Award.

Jill has recently returned from adjudicating in Sydney, Australia for The British Federation, establishing and extending the international friendship

“My life has become so varied and exciting. I now mentor students from the Royal Academy of Music with movement coaching and theatrical expression, I am also involved in encouraging movement to mature actors…… I love the mix of my theatrical challenges and cannot wait to adjudicate your fabulous festival. Good Luck to everyone!”

Jenny Lowde

Chairman - Woking Festival of Dance

The Woking Festival of Dance   encourages and promotes dance of all styles for boys and girls ranging from 3 to 21 years of age in the Woking area, and the South East of England.

Woking Festival of Dance is a nominated Festival and sponsor of The All England Dance Competition and is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals.

The Festival movement was established in the 1870s and by the early twentieth century many festivals had been formed across the country. The Federation of Festivals was founded in 1920 and Woking is one of 300 similar festivals worldwide.

Woking's inaugural Festival was held in 1997, and over the years it has grown to be one of the leading festivals in the country. 

To manage this exciting event requires a dedicated team of individuals with overwhelming enthusiasm and capacity for hard work. This festival relies so much on their continued support and, as Chairman, I would personally like to thank everyone involved for all their support.

Woking Festival of Dance

Affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals

A Nominated Festival and Sponsor of 




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