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The West Gippsland Dance Festival has run successfully for the past 25 years. In 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. 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 2,100 entries each year from approximately 30 dance schools (see list of participating schools). The benefits to our business community are enormous as we bring a large volume of visitors into Warragul for the duration of the festival. The festival was honoured as the Baw Baw Shire’s “Community Event of the Year 1999” in recognition of our contribution to the community.


A value for money opportunity to market your business exists through the following tiers of advertising at our festival:




Gold Sponsorship


Gold Sponsorship $3000 pa

• Naming rights to the 2016 Festival
• Naming rights on trophies
• Media coverage (radio & community billboard)
• Auditorium advertising
• Front of house advertising (your banner, business cards, pamphlets etc)
• Acknowledgement of your support for our festival will be announced within the auditorium daily
• Sponsorship of a major award to be presented on stage to the recipients by you to a large audience
• Exposure to a wide geographical area including all of Gippsland and the Melbourne Metropolitan area through front cover and full-page advertising in our program
• Framed Certificate of Acknowledgement of your support for our festival to display at your workplace
• Ten Corporate Sponsorship tickets will be supplied for your use




Silver Sponsorship


Silver Sponsorship $1000 pa

• Front of house advertising (your banner, business cards, pamphlets etc)
• Acknowledgement of your support for our festival will be announced within the auditorium daily
• Sponsorship of a major award to be presented on stage to the recipients by you to a large audience
• Exposure to a wide geographical area including all of Gippsland and the Melbourne Metropolitan area through full-page advertising in our program
• Framed Certificate of Acknowledgement of your support for our festival to display at your workplace
• Five Corporate Sponsorship tickets will be supplied for your use




Bronze Sponsorship

Bronze Sponsorship $500 pa

• Acknowledgement of your support for our festival will be announced within the auditorium daily
• Sponsorship of a major award to be presented on stage to the recipients by you to a large audience
• Exposure to a wide geographical area including all of Gippsland and the Melbourne Metropolitan area through full-page advertising in our program
• Framed Certificate of Acknowledgement of your support for our festival to display at your workplace
• Two Corporate Sponsorship tickets will be supplied for your use



Copper Sponsorship


Copper Sponsorship $100 pa

• Sponsorship of a section
• A feature advertisement in our program distributed throughout the competition
• Certificate of Acknowledgement of your support for our festival to display at your workplace




Participating Schools

Ambitions Performance Dancers
Andrea Catherine Performing Arts
Attitudes Academy of Dance
Backstage Dance Academy
Bass Coast Ballet School
Brighton Dance Academy
Caballero Classical Ballet
Casinia School of Dance
Cathy-Lea Dance Works
Dance Lab
Dance Stream Victoria
Dancepointe
D’Monte Dance Studios
Elevation Performing Arts
First Step Academy of Dance
Freelance Dance
Gippsland Academy of Dance
Glen Iris School of Dance
Hunger for Dance
Jane Moore Academy of Ballet
Jan Pianta School of School
Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance
Julie Ryan Dancers
Jstep Dance
Karlie Grace Dancers
KC’s School of Dance
KLD All Stars
Leaps and Bounds Dance Studio
Lind-Elle School of Dance
Lisa Pellin Dancers
Melbourne Academy of the Arts
Melbourne Ballet School
Niche Dance Studios
Phillipa’s Dance Academy
Reflections Academy of Dance
Rowville Ballet Academy
Sharon Lawrence Academy of Dancing
South Eastern All Star Cheer & Dance
Start Studio
Studio Samsara
That Dance Place
Upstaged Dance & Performance Studio
Urban Funk Dance
Volar Dance Centre




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