Term 1

Week 3



Week 7

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

Notification of 2023 Festival emailed to all schools in Penrith and Blue Mountains Districts plus invited schools.

Monday 6th February Website open for School Registration and Audition Application forms.

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

Wed 8th March    Closing date for dance workshop applications.(application via web-site)

Week 10

Friday 31st March  

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.

Week 9/10 Thursday 23rd and Thursday 30th March  Dance workshops  

Term 2


Week 2


Friday 12th May Audition Notification from the committee sent to coordinators.

Dance Details,  Copyright  and Rehearsal and Performance Days preferences forms open.

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

Week 6

Friday 2nd June  Dance Details, Copyright and Rehearsal and 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 9th June  Final day for video audition submissions. (see handbook for details)


Week 8


Tuesday 13th June,   Wednesday 14th June,  Thursday 15th June, 

Friday 16th June 

Week 9

Monday 19th June,  Tuesday 20th June, Wednesday 21st June

Term 3



Week 2

Monday 24th July

Rehearsal and Performance dates notification sent to school contacts.

Week 4

Friday 11th August

Final day for RSVP for principal's complimentary ticket. 

Week 6  

Monday 21st August online

Ticket sales commence 9am and are available online or by phone on Monday and   Commencing Wednesday 23rd. online, by phone and in person

Week 6

Thursday 24th August

WH&S Meeting Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 4pm


Week 7

Monday 28th August 

Tuesday 29th August

Wednesday 30th August

Thursday 31st August

  commencing 9.30am


Week 8

Monday 4th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Tuesday 5th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Wednesday 6th September

Matinee, Twilght and Evening Performances


Thursday 7th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances


Friday 8th September

Matinee, Twilight and Evening Performances