Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival





but entries must be done in hard-copy as on-line registration is closed.

Entries and cheques may be mailed to 

CLCMDF, C/O 48185 Ryder Lake Road, Chilliwack, B.C.  V4Z 1E3


JANUARY 8th to 20th, 2020


band contact:  Shane Monkman email:  [email protected]  

choir contact:  Kristoffer Werner email: [email protected] 

For Current 2020

Band, Choral & Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion Adjudicators please check under ADJUDICATORS.

URGENT REQUEST for Dance, Piano, Vocal and Strings Co-ordinators and other adult Volunteers

If you know of anyone with dance competition knowledge be they parent, former parent or student or teacher who could possibly take on this position, please let me know immediately.  

The following would be ideal:

It would be best if it was 3 people as then the load is lighter all around and then there is always a backup for possible switching if required

Division would be            Ballet/Modern  7 days

Days are approx.            Jazz  8 days

                                       Stage, Tap, S & D, Acro, and Street 6 days

We currently have a couple of people who are willing to take on a couple days at a time and we would consider anyone who is willing to do the same thing.  The important thing is that we would need to make sure that everyone is working together to help each other to have every session properly covered.  I am able to help as well, but need to keep on top of my own work to keep the office running smoothly as well.

The Dance Co-ordinator(s) is(are) paid a small honourarium of $50 per festival day worked.  On 3 session days, lunch is provided.

Their job would entail:

       *          getting writers

  •        getting at least one adult for each competitive session
  •        overseeing workshops on-site registration and check in of pre-registration
  •        overseeing technique Class check-in of pre-registration
  •        assigning jobs to school volunteers

The Piano, Vocal and Strings Co-ordinator(s) is(are) paid a small honourarium of $50 per festival day worked.  On 3 session days, lunch is provided.

Their job would entail:

       *          getting adjudicator secretaries

  •       meeting with adjudicator prior to beginning of first session
  •       being on site the majority of the competition

Please give this some serious thought as we need this position(s) filled as soon as possible.

Thanks, Laurie Hirschman

[email protected] or 604-858-3147

For Dance Only New Rule not in printed Syllabus

Due to a move at Provincials the following will now be acceptable in Chilliwack in the 7800C Classes/and 7810’s Classes:

In Ballet Division for Contemporary Ballet only music will allowed to have lyrics in their music tracks for competition.

Check out Syllabus 2020 when it has been revised at                


SEE rule #7 on page 55 of syllabus 2020


The CLCMDF is a self-supporting, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering young dancers and musicians to excel in their chosen discipline. Our members are all volunteers.  Some are Lions members, and many others are dedicated community people who are also interested in the artistic development of young people.  We have been part of Chilliwack for 73 years and celebrating our 73rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL in 2020.

Please click here for online registration for Dance.  Deadline November 28, 2019

Now open to Music.

Please click here for online registration for Music.  Deadline December 1, 2019.  Paper Entries Deadline for Band and Choir ONLY is January 20th, 2020, inquire for extension at [email protected]

For Both sites, if you are a studio with multiple teachers, please register all your participants under studio director or owner ONLY.  This is to simplify the registraion process for our office.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS.

If new to on-line or first time entry to our Festival, please contact [email protected] to have instruction sheets emailed to you, so that you are aware of the whole process that is available to you or phone Laurie at 604-858-3147 to obtain them

Delivery of programs:  For non-local studios and teachers you will be mailed a voucher for picking up your program when the festival begins at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  You may pick them up at the Festival Desk from February 14th onward.

As per normal, All local studios and teachers will be available through the Chilliwack Academy of Music on or about January 30th.  (an email will be sent when these are ready for pickup)

For Dance Only on-line Registrations by PayPal register, e-transfer or cheque for your $25 Mandatory Registration Fee on site (Dance #9925A and Music #9925B) and Teacher Data Sheets still need to be mailed to CLCMDF, C/O 48185 Ryder Lake Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V4Z 1E3.  This is to help make sure all your entries are entered correctly.

For Music Only on-line registration please pay by cheque or e-transfer  Please mail your total fees and remember to register for your $25 Mandatory Registration (class #9925B) and Teacher Data Sheets to CLCMDF, C/O 48185 Ryder Lake Road, Chilliwack, B.C.  V4Z 1E3 


All entries both Dance and Music may be paid for by e-transfer or by cheque and be dropped off Monday to Thursday at the Chilliwack Academy of Music Office (604-792-0790 for office hours) located at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 9201 Corbould Street in Chilliwack till November 28, 2019 for Dance and December 1, 2019 for Music, Festival Entry Deadline.  In this case the Envelope should be to the Attention of LAURIE HIRSCHMAN.


Very Important Volunteer Help Needed in a big way!

We Urgently need 2 Dance Co-ordinators; 1 for Acro, Tap, Stage and Song & Dance and also 1 for Ballet and Modern. Small per diem honourarium is available!!! Also needed for Music is 1 Piano Co-ordinator, 1 Vocal Co-ordinator and 1 String Co-ordinator.


For more Info. Contact Lesley Ward #604-799-0821 or [email protected] or Contact Laurie Hirschman @ 604-858-3147 or [email protected]


We also need 1 or two people to assist with Registrations. Small honourarium also available for this assistance. For more info. Contact Laurie Hirschman @ 604-858-3147 or [email protected]

Interested in helping in other ways?

Are you interested in supporting our music & dance students? We need you! A festival this size needs lots of volunteers from selling tickets, taking tickets at the door, working backstage with organizing the dancers, writing for our adjudicators, to assisting in set-up and take down at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre! If you can help in any way, please contact Delia Davies at 604-795-4780 or [email protected]