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In the Spotlight Dance Festival

In the Spotlight Dance Festival (ITSDF) is an arts event for NSW public schools across the Metropolitan South and beyond.

The festival showcases 4000 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with over 200 dance items in 20 programs across 10 evenings. 

Each performance promotes teacher and student excellence in dance education. 

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

Applications to participate are now open.

Applications close Thursday 1 April 2021
(Term 1 Week 10)

Festival dates 

Friday 4 June to Friday 11 June 2021
(Term 2 Week 7 and 8)

Technical rehearsals will be held on the day of each program.

There will 12 different programs held over 6 days of festival with 2 performances each evening:

  • Program 1 - 6:15 pm Friday 4 June 2021
  • Program 2 - 8:15 pm Friday 4 June 2021
  • Program 3 - 6:15 pm Monday 7 June 2021
  • Program 4 - 8:15 pm Monday 7 June 2021
  • Program 5 - 6:15 pm Tuesday 8 June 2021
  • Program 6 - 8:15 pm Tuesday 8 June 2021
  • Program 7 - 6:15 pm Wednesday 9 June 2021
  • Program 8 - 8:15 pm Wednesday 9 June 2021
  • Program 9 - 6:15 pm Thursday 10 June 2021
  • Program 10 - 8:15 pm Thursday 10 June 2021
  • Program 11 - 6:15 pm Friday 11 June 2021
  • Program 12 - 8:15 pm Friday 11 June 2021

Venue

Seymour Centre
Blackwattle Creek Lane
Chippendale NSW 2008

Enquiries

Leisa Munns - Festival Coordinator
Email: leisa.munns@det.nsw.edu.au

Sarah Banks - Artistic Director
Email: sarah.banks19@det.nsw.edu.au

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

Tickets

Tickets for the In the Spotlight Dance Festival are available through the Seymour Centre.

Purchase tickets online or in person at the Seymour Centre box office.

Ticket price
Full - $25
Concession - $19
$6 transaction fee applies.

How to apply

Applications for the In the Spotlight Dance Festival are now closed for 2021.

 

VET Entertainment students

An opportunity exists for students studying VET Entertainment to complete a work placement as part of the festival as a member of the ITSDF production team.

The festival is looking for 2 crews of 5 students to work at the festival:

  • Crew 1 - Friday 4 June, Monday 7 June and Tuesday 8 June
    8:30 am to 9:30 pm each day
  • Crew 2 - Wednesday 8 June, Thursday 9 June and Friday 10 June
    8:30 am to 9:30 pm each day
Students must be able to commit to all 3 days of the crew's schedule.

Students interested in being a crew member and completing work placement hours at the festival should notify their VET Entertainment teacher.  

Teachers with interested students please contact luke.burcher2@det.nsw.edu.au to discuss opportunities available.

Applications will close on Friday 14 May 2021 (Term 2 Week 4).