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South Coast Dance Festival

The South Coast Dance Festival aims to showcase the outcomes of dance education in schools and to encourage excellence in these programs by:

  • encouraging the development and teaching of dance programs at a school level
  • providing an opportunity for the school and wider community to recognise dance as an art form
  • providing an opportunity for students to work towards a quality performance in a professional venue
  • presenting an original, entertaining and professional event, which provides a positive and memorable experience for both teachers and students.

Applications for the 2020 Festival are now open!

For more information and to apply download the South Coast Dance Festival Information Package

2020 dates:

Activity for this program is temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

South Coast Dance Festival will resume in 2021.


Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)

IMB Theatre - Burelli Street, Wollongong


Chris Richards - Festival Director
Email: chris.richards@det.nsw.edu.au

Sue Dawson - Arts Coordination Officer
Email:  susan.i.dawson@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0402 992 897