New England Dance Festival

Region: Rural North | Tamworth
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program 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. This festival is held every second year. The next scheduled New England Dance Festival will be in 2024.

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.

Individual group items from schools and regional ensembles will be staged in a professional venue with industry lighting and sound.

2024 festival dates

  • 28 October to 1 November 2024


Application forms will be online in Term 1 2024.

General information

  • Groups to consist of a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 35 students.
  • Dance is not to exceed 4 minute.


  • TBA

Video requirements

  • The video is to assist the committee to program the event.
  • A separate video must be submitted for each item.
  • One 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.


Breanna McFadyen
Oxley High School
02 6766 1677
Robyn Inglis
Tamworth South Public School
0409 366 165


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

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