Q: I’d like to attend as a spectator - what’s happening where, and when?

A: The competition itself takes place on Saturday 24th March, in various venues around Sheffield. The schedule for the main competition can be found here, the traditional here and the veterans here. All venues are free to attend during the daytime; the only ticketed event is the evening Showcase at Sheffield Cathedral.

NB: The evening event is now sold out! There will be no tickets available on the door, if you have not booked a ticket in advance you will not be able to attend.


Q: When’s the deadline for registration?

A: Registration closed on 5th January.


Q: Can we enter more than one team?

A: Not at this stage - we are limiting entries to one team per side, to give every side who wants to a fighting shot at taking part. If not all places are filled by the end of the current registration period, we may open it up to second teams - keep an eye out here and on social media for further announcements.


Q: I’m not part of a team, can I buy just a Showcase ticket?

A: Yes! We're pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tickets for the evening showcase, which will be held in the stunning Sheffield Cathedral. A fitting finale to the day, this is your chance to watch all the competing teams (this time without the scrutiny of the judges!), as well as finding out LIVE who's triumphed- and who's been robbed- in the various categories. For price information and to purchase, please click here. 


Q: We’re having problems with the dertinfo website- what should we do?

A: In the first instance, Contact Us - if we can’t fix it ourselves, we’ll make sure we hook you up with the computer wizards that can.


Q: Which category will we be in?

A: This’ll depend on how many teams enter, along with factors like your previous DERT scores if you’ve entered before. New teams will automatically be entered into the Open competition. For more info on how the categorisation works, Contact Us.


Q: How much does it cost to come to DERT?

A: Team entry: £40

Team member (no indoor camping): £15

Team member (plus indoor camping): £40

Team member - concession (no indoor camping): £10

Team member - concession (plus indoor camping): £35

Individual Showcase tickets, to go on sale subject to availability after registration has closed, will be priced at £15. All info is also on the dertinfo website (once you're logged in). We’ve tried to keep the event as affordable as possible. To come and enjoy the dancing in the competition pubs, Spotlight and DERTy is FREE! Bargain.


Q: What counts as a concession?

A: We have concession rates for students and over 65s. There may be other situations in which concession rates will apply; if you think this might apply to you, Contact Us.


Q: When do i need to part with my money?

A: We sent out invoices after entries were confirmed when registration closed in January.


Q: What’s the deal with the Veterans’ competition?

A: Following some useful feedback, we will be a trialling a different way of running this competition this year with the aim of making it accessible to more teams. It will be in a single judged dance format, like the Traditional and Spotlight competitions, and is entered in the same way as these via dertinfo.


Q: You haven't answered my question! what should i do?

A: Fairly self-explanatory...Contact Us!