Southern Tablelands Dance Festival

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

2024 festival dates

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2024 (Term 2 Week 7)

There will be 2 shows each evening:

  • Evening show A – 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Evening show B – 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 festival are now open!

Teachers, for full details and how to apply go to the STDF 2024 – teacher information site.

  • 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 4 minutes
  • Secondary - maximum of 5 minutes.

Brand new ensemble opportunities for 2024

Boyz Crew

  • Boyz Crew is a brand new initiative for public school boys from Years 5 to 8 from across the Southern Tablelands and Snowy Monaro
  • Aimed at providing boys of all abilities with an interest in Hip Hop the opportunity to work with an experienced choreographer to create a performance piece for the Far South Coast Dance Festival.
  • Boys will attend 3 full-day rehearsal workshops in Nowra in the lead-up to the festival and will perform as a Crew at the festival. 
  • Applications are now closed
  • For full details on how boys from your school can apply go to the Boys Crew Southern Tablelands – information site

Southern Tablelands Secondary Dance Ensemble

  • The Southern Tablelands Secondary Dance Ensemble is a brand-new initiative for Year 7 to 12 students from NSW public schools across the Southern Tablelands and Snowy Monaro. 
  • This ensemble is aimed at talented dance students who display a high level of technical skill and performance quality and wish to be involved in the choreographic process to create, learn and perform a dance work at the Southern Tablelands Dance Festival. This ensemble will also audition to perform at the State Dance Festival.
  • Students will attend 3 full-day rehearsal workshops to be hosted at Karabar High School in the lead-up to the festival.
  • Applications are now closed
  • For full details on how students from your school can apply go to the Southern Tablelands Secondary Dance Ensemble - information site.

 

Enquiries

Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
Phone
0402 992 897

Venue

Goulburn Perfoming Arts Centre
163 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580
Australia

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