Blue Mountains Nepean Dance Festival

Fostering dance in our local public schools for 25 years
Download a list of performance dates and times (by school) here.

Please note – there has been a change to the timetable (document updated) Nepean CAPA High School is switching two of their dances, ‘Singing in the Rain’ moves from Wednesday 19/8 to Friday 21/8 and ‘Vampire’s Dinner Party’ moves from Friday 21/8 to Wednesday 19/8.

So it is now:

Wednesday 19/8:
Nepean CAPA High School

  1. Black Poison
  2. Vampire’s Dinner Party

Friday 21/8:
Nepean CAPA High School

  1. Paper Cranes
  2. Singing in the Rain

2015 performances are:

Evenings-       Wednesday 19th  August   Thursday 20th  August    Friday 21st August

Monday 24th August   Tuesday 25th August    Wednesday 26th August

Matinees-        Monday 24th August  and Tuesday 26th August

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 2014, 2600 students from 52 schools performed in 130 dances throughout the duration of the festival.

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

 

Tickets will be on sale Monday 10 August from 9am. Book here online (link to come on Monday) or call 4723 7600.

Be sure to check the list of performances by school to make sure you book for the correct session.

Buy tickets »

 

  • Wednesday, Aug 19 2015 7:00pm
  • Thursday, Aug 20 2015 7:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 21 2015 7:00pm
  • Monday, Aug 24 2015 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 25 2015 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, Aug 26 2015 7:00pm
Download a list of performance dates and times (by school) here.

Please note – there has been a change to the timetable (document updated) Nepean CAPA High School is switching two of their dances, ‘Singing in the Rain’ moves from Wednesday 19/8 to Friday 21/8 and ‘Vampire’s Dinner Party’ moves from Friday 21/8 to Wednesday 19/8.

So it is now:

Wednesday 19/8:
Nepean CAPA High School

  1. Black Poison
  2. Vampire’s Dinner Party

Friday 21/8:
Nepean CAPA High School

  1. Paper Cranes
  2. Singing in the Rain

2015 performances are:

Evenings-       Wednesday 19th  August   Thursday 20th  August    Friday 21st August

Monday 24th August   Tuesday 25th August    Wednesday 26th August

Matinees-        Monday 24th August  and Tuesday 26th August

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 2014, 2600 students from 52 schools performed in 130 dances throughout the duration of the festival.

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

 

Tickets will be on sale Monday 10 August from 9am. Book here online (link to come on Monday) or call 4723 7600.

Be sure to check the list of performances by school to make sure you book for the correct session.

Buy tickets »

 

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region