New England Dance Festival

Region: Rural North | Tamworth
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Dance
Tags: Disability

The New England Dance Festival is a showcase of dance for NSW public schools across the New England area of NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

The festival highlights and celebrates the skills and creativity of students and teachers as they explore the art of dance. Students gain valuable experience performing in a professional venue.

2022 Festival dates

  • Monday 10 to Friday 14 October 2022 (Term 3 Week 4).


To apply for the 2022 dance festival please complete the online application form.

  • Complete one form per item.
  • Closing date for applications Friday, 3 June 2022.

General information


  • $66 (including GST) per item.

Video requirements

  • The video is to assist the committee to program the event
  • A separate video must be submit for each item
  • 1 student must be in costume
  • Item should be complete at time of  video.

Tips for audition video

  • Recording from a phone or tablet mounted on a tripod is sufficient quality for the audition video.
  • Record the performance in one continuous take from a wide angle to ensure all performers are seen.  Do not zoom in and out.
  • Spend time rehearsing, recording and reviewing your audition video
  • Where possible, minimise external light sources by covering windows to avoid interference with visual contrast.

Tips for uploading to YouTube

  • Visit and create an account or sign in.
  • Select upload.
  • Follow the instructions onscreen to upload your video.
  • Once uploaded, on privacy settings select unlisted (anyone with this link can view) and save changes. This is important because it means the general public cannot view the link.
  •  When complete, your video will have a URL. 
  • Send email to with your URL link.


COVID-19 notice

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.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Robyn Inglis
Di Hall
Arts Coordination Officer
Tamworth Education Office


Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre
Greg Norman Drive
Tamworth NSW 2340

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