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 Calendar to see what is going on throughout the Keep Fit Association community.

The Keep Fit Association National Festival is held every two years and alternates with the Keep Fit Association National Championship event

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.

We are pleased to be returning to the iconic Symphony Hall in Birmingham for this prestigious event – a venue we know that is much appreciated by many of our members.

The format for the event is unchanged. Regions are invited to produce two items – one movement and one using apparatus. The Show Producers for 2020 are Lynne Casey (NEKFA), Sheila Bryan and Ann Burley (SECKFA).

Save the date in your 2022 diaries
2020 KFA National Festival – 11 June 2022
The Keep Fit Association proudly presents The Magic of Dance
A journey through the world of
Mystery, Fantasy and Dreams

This event is always a highlight for the KFA, it brings every single region together and showcases everything brilliant about our Association.

Ticket prices are:
Adult – £30 and £36 plus box office commission of £3 per ticket
Children under 16 – £13 – box office e commission does not apply

Ticket booking options:
Online at
Box Office Telephone at 0121 780 3333
In person at the box office which is in the ICC foyer

Please note that to comply with Trading Standards, the Symphony Hall must advertise the full ticket cost which includes the box office commission. You will therefore see tickets advertised as:
£33 (including box office commission) and
£39 (including box office commission)

Group booking deals for savings on both the box office commission and the Festival ticket price

Get together with your friends / family and take advantage of the following:

Group bookings for 10 tickets
£1 box office commission per ticket (not £3) giving you a saving of £20 on the booking

Group bookings for 11+ tickets
Ticket price discounted by £2
£1 box office commission per ticket (not £3) giving you a saving of £4 per ticket (£2 ticket price and £2 box office commission)

So get booking now and lets fill the Symphony Hall with a sea of friendly Keep Fit faces.

The Keep Fit Association National Championships is held every two years and alternates with the Keep Fit Association National Festival.

We were delighted to return to The Albert Hall, Nottingham for the 2019 KFA National Championships on Saturday 15 June 2019. The event showcased the talent and skills of our members. Competitors performed 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.

2019 KFA National Championships – the results!

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in the Championship event at the Albert Hall on Saturday 15 June 2019 and in particular to the winners in each category:

Movement and Dance – Young Dancer
  • Winner – Rebecca Wareham, North East
  • 2nd Place – Stephanie Wareham, North East
Movement and Dance – Solo
  • Winner – Pauline McIntosh, Southern Counties
  • 2nd Place – Lisa Terry, East Midlands
Movement and Dance – Duo
  • Winners – Isabella Lockwood and Stephanie dos Santos, South East
  • 2nd Place – Pauline McIntosh and Rachel Towle, Southern Counties
  • 3rd Place – Sue Bennett and Lisa Bigley, East Midlands
Movement and Dance – Trio
  • Winners – Pauline McIntosh, Emma Barnes and Sam Tear, Southern Counties
  • 2nd Place – Jo Hamilton, Karen Moore and Angela White, South East
Movement and Dance – Team
  • Winners – The Widows’ Watch produced by Pauline McIntosh, Southern Counties
  • 2nd Place – City Dance – Memorium produced by Lynne Casey, North East
  • Joint 3rd Place  – Chameleon – Affinity produced by Lisa Terry, East Midlands and Northern Lights – The Journey produced by Christine Chapman, North East
Fitness Fusion Team
  • Winner – Denholm Dancers produced by Ruth Denholm, East Midlands
Apparatus Team
  • Winner – Chameleon – Flowing Home produced by Lisa Terry, East Midlands
  • 2nd Place – City Dance – Incantation produced by Lynne Casey, North East
  • 3rd Place-  Ebony Rhythm produced by Sandra McPeake, North West

Everyone taking part has once again, showcased KFA movement, dance and fitness at its very, very best.

The 2017 championships were also held at The Albert Hall in Nottingham on the 17th and 18th June 2017 For the results of 2017 – Click Here

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:     email:

Photographs by PhotoChris  – Click Here

Contact details – website:        email:    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 Keep Fit  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 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.

The North East Keep Fit Association hosted the 62nd annual general meeting on Saturday, 5th October 2019

The 63rd annual general meeting was held as a webinar on Saturday 10th October 2020


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

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

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2019 – read here

Who were the ‘Shining Stars’ of 2020 – read here

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

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 ….