Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival

Region: Metro South and West | Penrith
Kindergarten to Year 12 students
Local arts program Dance

The Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival has been promoting dance in our schools and providing opportunities for children to perform at a professional local venue for over 30 years.

The festival is an inclusive annual event open to primary and secondary public schools in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury/Nepean areas. 

The festival has around 50 schools and approximately 3000 students (Years K to 12) participating each year.

2024 dates

  • Rehearsals:  Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August 2024 (Term 3 Week 6)
  • Performances:  Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September 2024 (Term 3 Week 7)

How to apply

Applications to audition for the Festival are now open. Applications close Monday 8 April 2024 (Term 1 Week 11).

For further information including how to apply go to the Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival website


Meegan Parsons
Blue Mountains/Nepean Dance Festival
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
0402 992 897


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
597 High Street
Penrith NSW 2750

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