South Coast Dance Festival

Region: Regional South | Wollongong
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Dance
Tags: Disability

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.


Festival dates

Tuesday 13 June to Friday 16 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 8) at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

There will be

  • 2 shows held each evening (6:00 pm to 7:15 pm and 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm)
  • 2 closed performances held on Friday 16 June 2023 (8:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm)

Application date information

Applications to audition for the festival are now open.

TeachersFor full details including links to apply, please download the:

South Coast Dance Festival 2023 - teacher information booklet (PDF 872.03 KB)


Closing date for applications

Applications close:


A $10 participation fee is payable per student to support costs associated with the festival.


South Coast Dance Festival teacher workshop

A South Coast Dance Festival teacher workshop will be held at Figtree Heights Public School for interested teachers on Friday 17 February 2023 (Term 1 Week 4) from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

This workshop will cater for beginning and established dance teachers across primary and high schools.  The day will include:

  • overview of the choreography process
  • exploring themes and dance intent
  • selecting music and props to support dance intent
  • movement workshop - please wear comfortable clothes
  • lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Interested teachers should speak to their principal regarding the benefits of involvement and aligning it to their PDP.

Department of Education teachers will be supported with a half-day staff release payment to support participation. 

Interested teachers, please RSVP to by Wednesday 15 February 2023 (Term 1 Week 4).

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Louise Morgan
South Coast Dance Festival Coordinator
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
0402 992 897


Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
32 Burelli Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

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