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

How to apply

Applications to participate in the In the Spotlight Dance Festival should be completed by the coordinating teacher.

  1. Read the ITSDF guidelines for participation prior to completing your application.
  2. Complete the online application form -
    ITSDF application form.
Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on Thursday 1 April 2021.
 
For further information go to the
In the Spotlight Dance Festival website

Festival compere

Highly accomplished, confident and enthusiastic public speaking students from Years 5 to 12 can apply for compere positions within the festival. 

Applications will open in Term 1 Week 9.

Applications will close on Thursday 8 April 2021.

Applications will be available on the
In the Spotlight Dance Festival website.

 

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.

Applications will open in Term 1 Week 9.

Applications will be available on the
In the Spotlight Dance Festival website.