In the Spotlight Dance Festival

Region: Metropolitan South | Ultimo
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools 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.

2022 festival dates

Thursday 16 June to Thursday 23 June 2022 (Term 2 Week 8 and 9).


How to apply

Applications for the ITSDF22 are now closed.


Teachers of schools performing in the ITSDF 2022 can access the relevant documents for inclusion in the ITSDF 2022 teacher Google folder.

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.


Sarah Banks
Emma Bathgate-Petersen
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
Warilla Education Office


Seymour Centre
City Road and Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

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