Term 1

Week 4




Note these dates on your calendar/diary. We will send reminders.

Notification of 2024 Festival emailed to all schools in Penrith and Blue Mountains Districts plus invited schools.

Monday 19th February Website open for School Registration and Audition Application forms.

You must register your school first then log in to access other forms.


Week 11

Monday 8th April   

Closing day for  School Registration form, Audition Application form and Acceptance of Handbook and Guidelines.

Please note: Late applications cannot be accepted. Check your school calendar, 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 2


Friday 10th May Audition Notification from the committee sent to coordinators.

Dance Details  Copyright  and Rehearsal & Performance Days Preferences forms open.

Please note: these forms must be filled in and submitted in this order.

Week 6

Friday 7th June  Dance Details, Copyright and Rehearsal & Performance Preferences forms close.

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 14th June  Final day for video audition submissions. (see handbook for details)


Week 8


Monday 17th June   Tuesday 18th June   Wednesday 19th June 

Thursday 20th June   Friday 21st June 

Week 9

Monday 24th June  Tuesday 25th June 

Term 3



Week 2

Monday 29th July

Rehearsal and Performance dates notification sent to school contacts.

Week 3

Friday 9th August

Final day for RSVP for principal's complimentary ticket. 

Week 5  

Monday 19th August online

Ticket sales commence 9am and are available online or by phone on Monday and   Commencing Wednesday 21st August online, by phone and in person

Week 5

Thursday 22nd August

WH&S Meeting Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 4pm


Week 6

Monday 26th August 

Tuesday 27th August

Thursday 29th August

Friday 30th August

  commencing 9.30am


Week 7

Monday 2nd September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Tuesday 3rd September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Wednesday 4th September

Matinee, Twilght and Evening Performances


Thursday 5th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Friday 6th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances