In the Spotlight Dance Festival

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan South | Ultimo
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Dance

In the Spotlight Dance Festival (ITSDF) is an arts event for NSW public schools across Metropolitan South and beyond. The festival promotes dance education to engage students in rigorous and comprehensive syllabus based learning in NSW public primary and high schools. 

Showcasing 4000 Kindergarten to Year 12 students, over 200 dance items in 18 programs across 9 evenings.  Each performance displays the passion, skills and creativity of students and teachers as they explore the art of dance.


Festival dates:  Tuesday 18 June to Wednesday 26 June 2024 (Term 2 Week 8 and 9)

Venue: Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale

For further information, go to the ITSDF2024 website.


All applications are now closed.

ITSDF24 committee

Applications for the ITSDF24 committee is now closed.

Expressions of interest for In the Spotlight Dance Festival Committee will be available for teachers seeking further professional learning in dance. The committee will comprise of both primary and secondary teachers with dance and event experience.

The role of the dance committee will be to advise, coordinate and implement ITSDF24 auditions, programming, support to schools and production team. In addition to being a production team member this commitment includes participation in team conference calls during terms 1 and 2.

Compere nominations

ITSDF24 compere nominations are now closed.

The ITSDF24 is looking for highly accomplished, confident and enthusiastic public-speaking students from Years 5 to 12 to act as Comperes for the festival.

VET Entertainment work placement

ITSDF24 VET nominations have now closed.

This festival provides VET Entertainment Industry students in Years 11 and 12 to nominate to complete 44 hours of  work placement.


Sarah Banks
Emma Bathgate-Petersen
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
0402 992 897


Seymour Centre
City Road and Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

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