State Dance Festival

The NSW Public Schools State Dance Festival 2021 will present the work of over 1,500 students from State Dance FestivalKindergarten to Year 12. 

Each performance reveals the determination of students and teachers to explore the art of dance and to achieve performances of the highest quality. These performances are underpinned by technical training, stamina, creativity, confidence, cooperation and respect for one another fostered by their dedicated and talented teachers.

Dates, times and venue
Monday 6 to Friday 10 September 2021
Evening performances – 7:30  pm (each night)
Matinee performance  12:30 pm (Friday only) designed for school groups
Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre City Road & Cleveland Street Chippendale

How to be involved - applications now open!

We are using a new portal to receive school applications for State Dance Festival, accessed directly below or via The Arts Unit Community tile in Staff portal so you can edit your forms and communicate with TAU. 

Register your school's interest applications close Friday 11 June 2021
• Apply for the audition panel and the production team (apply and create a team member participant form). 

See the following help guides:

Please email if you need IT help in TAU Community portal.

Nomination guidelines
Nomination Guidelines schools please read for entry requirements.

School participation fee
$20.00 (incl GST) per student per item will be direct debited to schools after the State Dance Festival.

Rural and remote subsidy
A 25% participation subsidy is available to all students from rural and remote schools. This financial support is to facilitate engagement of students in the NSW State Dance Festival. 

Risk assessments and procedures
2021 State Dance Festival Risk Assessment; Permission to PublishSeymour Centre Evacuation Procedure; Seymour Centre Fire Assembly PointSeymour Centre Emergency Evacuation Procedure for FOH; DOE Safety Alert 35 Anaphylaxis Safety Alert; Seymour Centre School Risk Assessment Information; Deed of Consent for Participation & Student Behaviour Code; NSW Health Warning 

Further information
Further enquiries relating to the State Dance Festival should be emailed to the dance team or phone 0412 640 693.

Please note that 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.

The Arts Unit website and Facebook
Stay up-to-date with student and teacher dance opportunities provided by The Arts Unit by regularly checking the website and follow The Arts Unit Facebook for program updates and events.