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Rock Challenge® is an offsite educational activity involving over 20,000 participants every year. The events are open to secondary schools, academies, colleges, sixth forms and schools catering for students with special needs. Students can be between 11 and 18 years old. J Rock™ is the junior division of the event for primary and junior schools with students between the ages of 7 and 11.


To register your school as interested in the events or to find out more information please email:

  Online Forms

Liaison Teachers: please Bullet1CLICK HERE to access the o­nline form area.

What does an entry consist of?

A ‘dance and drama’ performance based o­n a theme of your choice and set to a soundtrack of commercially available music.

How long does it have to be?

A performance must be between 5 and 8 minutes long.

What are the limits o­n team size?

A J Rock™ team can have a minimum of 10 performers and a maximum of 100.

A Rock Challenge® team can have a minimum of 20 performers and a maximum of 100.

In both J Rock™ and Rock Challenge® you can have up to 20 students making up the stage crew and up to 16 in your support crew (hair and make-up/ lighting/ video/ co-host)

What are the age limits?

All performers and stage crew in a Rock Challenge® team must be aged 11 to 18 years old and currently enrolled in the participating school or college.

All performers and stage crew in a J Rock™ team must be aged 7 to 11 years and currently enrolled in the participating school.

What are the restrictions o­n our performance?

How a school tackles putting o­n a performance is completely up to the school, although it must be within the rules and guidelines in the Production Book supplied by the Office.

So we put together our performance - then what?

On the designated event day, competing schools in the region assemble at a professional venue for a day of interaction, rehearsals and fun. In the evening, the schools perform to an audience of their peers, families and community members. The performances are judged by a panel of specialists from the performing arts industry.