Southern Tablelands Dance Festival

Region: Regional South Rural South and West | Goulburn
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Dance

The Southern Tablelands Dance Festival is an event for public schools across the Southern Tablelands and beyond. Showcasing students from Kindergarten to Year 12, each performance will display the passion, skills and creativity of students and teachers as they explore the art of dance.

The festival aims to:

  • encourage the development and teaching of dance programs at a school level
  • provide an opportunity for the school and broader community to recognise dance as an art form
  • provide an opportunity for students and teachers to work towards a quality performance in a professional venue
  • presenting an original, entertaining and professional event, providing a positive and memorable experience for teachers and students.

2023 festival

The Southern Tablelands Dance Festival was held on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 June 2023.  Over 500 students from schools across the Southern Tablelands took to the stage showcasing their talents. Congratulations to all schools involved in the 2023 festival.

2024 festival dates

Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June 2024

There will be 2 shows each evening:

  • Evening show A – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Evening show B – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 festival will open in early Term 1 2024.

  • Each school may nominate a maximum of 3 items for the festival.  We will endeavour to place all items in the festival.
  • Schools may explore any style of dance they prefer. 
  • We encourage the inclusion of students with a disability and will work with the school to ensure any modifications or special provisions required are met.
  • Indigenous dance groups, multicultural dance groups, and boys dance groups are actively encouraged to participate.
  • Schools requiring assistance with choreography should contact Sue Dawson (0402 992 897) to have a mentor choreographer assigned to the school to assist with preparations.

Length of items

  • Primary - maximum of 5 minutes
  • Secondary - maximum of 5 minutes.




Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
0402 992 897


Goulburn Perfoming Arts Centre
163 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

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