This year's main competition will take the form of a pubcrawl, with dances being judged by a pair of judges in each of five pubs.
The evening showcase performances in the Town Hall will not be judged.
Full details of the competition, including rules and judging criteria, can be found here.
The tradtional competition will take place in the Assembly Rooms in the Town Hall on Saturday evening. Full details to be confirmed.
Teams entering the competition should specify the traditional dance which they will be performing.
DERTy (Youth Competition)
DERTy will beheld during the day on Saturday March 5th. There are two categories to the competition: Junior (12yrs and under on March 5th) and Youth (13 to 17 yrs old on March 5th).
Sponsors of DERTy the Bate Collection, Oxford's magnificent collection of musical instruments, is providing the venue for the junior and youth competitions as part of their Family Day. Do they really know what they are letting themselves in for?
A booking form for DERTy can be found on the main bookings page.
Full details of the competition, including rules, can be found here.
A Mabel event without cake, you say? Perish the thought.
Prizes will be awarded for the best cakes brought to the
Kings Arms on the Friday evening. Mabel will
scoff carefully assess all cake entries,
and the winners will be announced with the rest of the
results on Saturday evening.
Cakes can be any type, any shape, any size. Please note, however, that cake competition entries should be made of actual cake. We're not falling for that one again.
The evening showcase will be held in Oxford Town Hall from 7:30pm. The event will be MC'd by Simon Wright.
All competing teams are invited to perform at the showcase. Once all teams have danced the results will be announced, and there will be a grand prizegiving.
Running order will be confirmed on the day.
Susan Clough will be there representing the Anthony Nolan Trust.