Term 1

Week 3


Notification of 2017 Festival emailed to all schools in Penrith and Blue Mountains  Districts plus invited schools. Website activated for registration.

Week 6 

Thursday 2nd March

Closing day for  School Registration Form. Audition applications open.

Week 9

Thursday 23rd March 

Closing date for Audition Application form which includes Music To Be Used and Acceptance of Handbook/Guidelines.

Please note: Late applications will not be accepted into the festival.

 Check your school calendar and the principal and staff to ensure you are able to audition on  the dates and times you nominate as we cannot accept changes once the audition schedule has been done. 

Term 2

Week 1


Audition Notification from the committee sent to coordinators. No changes can be made.

Weeks 2- 5

Friday 26th May final day for: 

Copyright Form/s to be submitted. 

Dance Details Form to be submitted.

Rehearsal and Performance Preferences Form to be submitted.


Please note: Dances will not be considered for audition if these forms have not been correctly and completely submitted by the due date.


Week 7


Friday 9th June 

Week 8

Tuesday 13th June  Wednesday 14th June  Thursday 15th June  Friday 16th June

Week 9

Monday 19th June  Tuesday 20th June


Term 3

Week 1

Monday 17th July

Acceptance, Rehearsal and Performance dates notification sent to coordinators.

Week 3

Friday 4th August

Final day for RSVP for principal's complimentary ticket. 

Please Note: No requests for tickets will be taken after the due date

Week 5

Monday 14th August


Tickets on sale Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.



Week 6

Thursday 24th August​


WH&S Meeting Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 4pm

All coordinators or a representative must attend




Week 7


Monday 28th August

Tuesday 29th August

Wednesday 30th August


Group photographs taken




Week 7

Thursday 31st August


Matinee Performance 10am and 12.30pm

Evening Performance 7pm

Week 8

Monday 4th September

Matinee Performances 10am and 12.30pm

Evening Performance 7pm


Tuesday 5th September

Matinee Performances  10am and 12.30pm

Evening Performance 7pm



Wednesday 6th September

Evening Performance 7pm


Thursday 7th September

Evening Performance 7pm


Friday 8th September

Evening Performance 7pm