National Events

The Keep Fit Association National Events

The Keep Fit Association national events are major occasions in our year and we all really look forward to them. There are also many more events that are run by our regions and branches. Take a look at the Events Calendar to see what is going on throughout the Keep Fit Association community.

The Keep Fit Association National Festival –  every two years

This is a dance show spectacular where teams of Keep Fit Association members from all of our nine regions present an inspired showcase of exercise, movement and dance. The event was held at The Royal Albert Hall in London for many years, then Milton Keynes Theatre in 2012 and The Symphony Hall in Birmingham 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The theme for the  2016 festival was  “Move to the Rhythm – Elements of Dance”

We were delighted to return to The Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 9th June 2018. Continuing with our show title for “Move to the Rhythm” we chose the theme of “The Spirit of Dance” in the context of the human spirit and endeavour. The regional team producers and Guest Items certainly rose to the challenge to deliver a very high standard of items.

For further information about  “Move to the Rhythm – The Spirit of Dance” – read here

The Keep Fit Association National Championships – every two years

Every two years we hold our national championship competition, a two day event that highlights the talents and skills of our members. Over the two days up to 400 competitors perform in solo, duo, trio and in teams across eight categories of fitness, exercise, movement and dance. For a long time Blackpool was the home for the championships, followed by Southport in 2011 and 2013. For the 2015 championships on the 9th and 10th May we returned, after many years, to The Albert Hall in Nottingham.

The 2017 championships were held at The Albert Hall in Nottingham on the 17th and 18th June 2017.

For the results of 2017 – read here

The KFA is delighted to be returning to The Albert Hall, Nottingham for the 2019 KFA National Championship on Saturday 15 June 2019. This is a key event in the KFA calendar so please make sure that the date is in your diary. The event showcases the talent and skills of its members. Competitors perform in Solos, Duos, Trios and Teams in categories of Fitness and Laban based Movement and Dance with the added skills in the team sections of using a variety of apparatus.

The terms of entry and application forms are available to download below

2019 KFA National Championships cover

2019 Terms of Entry to the 2019 KFA National Championships

2019 Summary of Judging Criteria KFA National Championships

2019 Competitors Application Form

Details on how to apply for tickets will be circulated to all KFA Regions in due course and also updated on this  website.

If you have been to the Championships before, then spread the word and book again – bring a friend, bring two! If you have not been to the event before you are missing out. Come and join us in 2019. You can be assured of a great time.

 

DVDs and Photographs for our National Festival and Championship events are available to order from:

DVDs by JAG Media Services – Click Here

Contact details – website: jagmediaservices.co.uk     email: info@jagmediaservices.co.uk

Photographs by PhotoChris  – Click Here

Contact details – website: photochris.co.uk        email: chris@photochris.co.uk    Telephone: 01737861394

The Keep Fit Association National Annual General Meeting

The national annual general meeting is held on the first Saturday in October and is integrated into a full event day hosted by one of our nine regional associations who take it in turns to run a day of KfaMoves sessions, guest presenter sessions, team displays and more. It is a great social occasion in the true Keep Fit Association tradition where members can gather from all over the country to meet friends old and new. Usually a Gala Dinner is held on the evening before.

  • The North West Keep Fit Association hosted the 57th annual general meeting at Spotlight On Fitness at South Cheshire College, Crewe.
  • The 58th annual general meeting, hosted by the South East Keep Fit Association took place on 3rd October 2015 at K2, Crawley.
  • Yorkshire Keep Fit Association hosted the 59th annual general meeting at Dance Fitness Yorkshire on 1st October 2016 at EIS, Sheffield.
  • The South West Keep Fit Association hosted the 60th annual general meeting at Movement in Motion Festival on 7th October 2017 at Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury SP2 9HS.
  • East Midlands Keep Fit Association hosted the 61st annual general meeting on Saturday, 6th October 2018 at Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4AQ.
  • The North East Keep Fit Association are hosting the 62nd annual general meeting on Saturday, 5th October 2019 at The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlingtpn DL1 5RP.

Concordat

All Keep Fit Association teachers and trainers are required to maintain a specific number of training hours as C.P.D. (continuing professional development). In addition to the regionally run training sessions we run a national two day training event called Concordat that usually takes place annually in different parts of the country.

Concordat 2016 was held in Wakefield, West Yorkshire on the 11th and 12th July, hosted by the North West, North East and Yorkshire regional associations.

Concordat 2017 was on the 15th and 16th July 2017 at Brockington College, Blaby Rd, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4AQ

Concordat 2018 is on the 14th and 15th July 2018 at Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4AQ

Concordat 2018 Programme

National Volunteer of the Year Awards

We are proud of our history as an association. We would not be what we are without the passion and loyalty of our many volunteer members who give their time, enthusiasm and energy to run our social and charity fund raising events. Our nine regions and the branches/areas within them are all run by volunteers as well. We recognise this by running national Keep Fit Association volunteer of the year awards each year and present the awards at the national annual general meeting.

For further details – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2014 – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2015 – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2016 – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2017 – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2018 – read here

If you know of a star then make sure you submit a nomination by 31st July

National Trophy Awards

An important event at the National Annual General Meeting is the presentation of the membership trophies.

For further details – read here

We hope to see you at one of our Keep Fit Association national events soon ….

 

 

 

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