Western NSW Dance Festival

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

The Western NSW Dance Festival is a showcase of creativity and performance skills from public schools across Western NSW for students in Kindergarten to Year 12.

The festival highlights and celebrates the work of students and teachers as they explore dance as an artform. Students enjoy the opportunity to perform at one of the area's foremost theatres with professional staging.

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.


Festival dates

  • Tuesday 13 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 8) - Technical rehearsal day
  • Wednesday 14 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 8) - Performance day


  • Matinee show: Wednesday 14 June - 1:00 pm
  • Evening show: Wednesday 14 June - 6:30 pm

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 festival are now open!

Teachers: For full details including links to how to apply, please go to the WDF 2023 Teacher information site

Application close: Thursday 4 May 2023 (Term 2 Week 2).



Jayne Evans
02 6368 2100
Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
0402 992 897


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William St
Bathurst NSW 2795

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