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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. 

2021 dates

In the Spotlight Dance Festival  2021 was held in Term 2.

Information and applications for In the Spotlight Dance Festival 2022 will be available in Term 1 2022.


Seymour Centre
Blackwattle Creek Lane
Chippendale NSW 2008


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