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30th anniversary


West Gippsland Dance Festival will be back home “at last” at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. We look forward to seeing everyone at the upgraded venue to enjoying the new facilities and surrounds.

The West Gippsland Dance Festival has run successfully since its inception in 1991 attracting competitors from around Gippsland and the Metropolitan area. Since that time we have grown from being a small regional festival to a highly regarded, major amateur dance competition. Held annually at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, the festival is conducted in September over 10 consecutive days for approximately 12 hours per day. Our age groups range from Under 6 to 17 and over. Our sections cover classical, jazz, character, song and dance, tap, national, neo-classical/contemporary and hip hop. Dancers can compete in solos, duos / trios, troupes as well as championship sections.

Due to our location and magnificent venue we receive entries from all over Victoria, but primarily the Melbourne metropolitan area, East, South and West Gippsland. We average 2,500 entries each year from approximately 30 dance schools.

Warragul is situated in West Gippsland, an easy one hour drive from Melbourne. A number of attractive gardens and parks are located in Warragul, with the most scenic being Civic Park featuring a large lake, rotunda, picnic shelters, playground, walking tracks and a waterfall. Overlooking the park are the local government offices and the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

Warragul has many options for accommodation including a beautiful caravan park, motels and bed & breakfast accommodation. It also caters well for dining with a range of fast food outlets, many restaurants and cafes..

For further information contact us at info@wgdf.com.au