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 a professional 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 ten 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 thirty years of the festival’s staging, thousands of our local students have experienced the delight of performing.

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


2021 performances are listed on the calendar



Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival Executive Committee

Meegan Parsons Penrith South Public School   

Natalie Zordoumis Faulconbridge Public School 

Mark Davies  Lithgow Public School

Lucia Parkhill   Nepean CAPA High School 

Talia Carroll Wallacia Public School

Heather Vassiliadis Claremont Meadows Public School

Kerren Michniewicz  

Marilyn Wilson  

Graham Wilson 


Fostering dance in our local public schools for 30 years