Design: New Best Friend, 2021

In 2020, for the first time in 35 years, Youth Dance Festival was cancelled. In 2021 we are thrilled to announce that our iconic Youth Dance Festival will go ahead. With a theme of Digital Dystopia Utopia, Ausdance ACT presents a multimedia delivery of film and live performance. Providing students with the opportunity to engage in dance filmmaking and to meet the challenges of a brave new world where we are connected out of necessity through technology.

Dance Fest provides a platform for young people to express their idea and opinions, to have their voices heard through dance. Our aim is to encourage and empower the young people of our region to find their creative, truthful and imaginative selves.

Not sure which night your school is performing? Check the performance nights list here

Teacher 2021 Production Information

Your informative guide, designed to make your Dance Festival journey smooth sailing. 2021 has seen quite a few changes so even if you are a well seasoned Dance Fest teacher please take the time to read it over.

This resource has been created to assist in the final stages of production elements required for your piece. This is a collection of pre-packaged lighting states in a catalogue, that you can choose from.

Complete your Music Cue Sheet and bring it with you to your music editing session - this will help to ensure your session runs smoothly and that you have plenty of time.

Complete your Technical Form and email it to by the due date. Remember to save yourself a copy.

Complete your Opening Piece Application form for your two nominated students and submit to by 2nd August.