Welcome to the Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival.

The Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival each year invites public primary and high schools in the Blue Mountains and Nepean River districts to submit dance items for inclusion in the festival. The anticipated outcomes of the festival include:

  • providing quality learning experiences for students in the performing arts
  • promoting dance as a performing art within the schools in our district
  • providing the opportunity for students to perform publicly at an excellent local venue
  • involving parents and the local community in supporting students, teachers and schools in the many facets of production
  • providing parents and the local community with the opportunity to view and appreciate dance items from local public school students

Since its beginning in 1991 with 10 schools and being staged at a local high school, the festival has established itself as a popular annual event in the Penrith performing arts calendar.

Over the more than twenty years of the festival’s staging thousands of our local students have experienced the delight of performing.

Many of those young students have returned to the festival as dance teachers and parents.

In 2016, 3000 students from 53 schools performed in 130 dances throughout the duration of the festival.

The Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival is staged each year at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.

 

2017 performances are:

Evenings-   Thursday 31st August   Monday 4th September  Tuesday 5th September  Wednesday 6th September  Thursday 7th September  Friday 8th September

Matinees-    Thursday 31st August  Monday 4th September Tuesday 5th September

 

Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival Executive Committee

Meegan Parsons Penrith South Public School   

Natalie Zordoumis Faulconbridge Public School 

Mark Davies  Oran Park Public School

Lucia Parkhill   Nepean CAPA High School 

Talia Carroll Wallacia Public School

Kerren Michniewicz   Marilyn Wilson   Graham Wilson 

 

 

Fostering dance in our local public schools for 27 years