Youth Dance Festival is a non-competitive celebration of dance that embraces differences, creativity, team work and building relationships. Students are provided with a safe and supportive environment to be creative, self-express and partake in a rich artistic process. This annual event attracts more than 1,400 dancers a year, and allows each student to participate in dance making and performing, to increase their self-esteem and teamwork skills, as well as learn healthy behaviours. For many, it will be a highlight of their secondary schooling. Entry is open to all high schools and colleges in the Canberra region. Youth Dance Festival is one of the most popular of Canberra’s youth arts events – best of all it is a heap of fun.