About Us

Nowra Stage Dance Festival began in 1991 as there was an increasing need for a dance competition in the Nowra area.

Students at this time found that travelling to Wollongong and all over Sydney was their only option to compete in Eisteddfods.

After many meetings and discussions by members of the Sapphire Dance Academy in Greenwell Point, the Nowra Stage Dance Festival was born.

Miss Dorothy Cowie (192? - 1999) was our very first adjudicator and competitions were held over 3 days. It attracted entrants from Wollongong, Sydney & Newcastle, many of whom remain associated with the festival by way of sponsorship.

24 years later, our reputation has seen us retain entries from interstate and overseas and has grown to 8 days of competition.

We are renowned for being the "Friendly Festival" and for being very innovative.

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