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South Coast Dance Festival

The South Coast Dance Festival is open to NSW public schools for students from Kindergarten to
Year 12. 

The festival strives to provide a performance platform that:

  • showcases the outcomes of dance education in schools
  • provides an opportunity for schools and the wider community to recognise dance as an art form
  • presents an original, entertaining and professional event, which provides a positive and memorable experience for both teachers and students.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

2021 dates

Wednesday 26 May to Saturday 29 May 2021

Applications to participate in the South Coast Dance Festival are currently open.  

School audition videos are due by
Wednesday 24 March 2021 (Term 1 Week 9).

For further information and to apply download the South Coast Dance Festival Teacher Information Booklet.


Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)
IMB Theatre
Burelli Street, Wollongong 2500


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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