NIFPA 2021

Festival Dates


February 24 to March 6 , 2022 (approximate to be confirmed after registration)

Festival 2022

We need new leadership and board members in order to provide and breathe some new life into our local festival.

Perhaps even bringing back Music and Speech Arts with the right level of board support. 

With COVID to soon be behind us or to a point that we can resume activities, we are looking for committed and passionate folks to take up this challenge.  Maybe you have had a shift in priorities that has freed up some time.

This is a very rewarding organization supporting our youth’s education in performing arts and I have been blessed to be involved for many years!
Please email us Need interested parties to contact us prior to the end of summer!


Dance Gala Program

Awards/Trophys/Scholarships 2020

To purchase videos from Festival 2020 and previous years

Tips and Reminders for Parents and Participants

All Placements and Standings – 2020 (please note – if a group was in the Dance Gala, their placement and standing is noted on the last page – just what happens within the program when we move groups for access to the music)


UPDATE:  As of March 2020, only Dance will be running for 2021

After many requests for help running a full festival, our board decided at the AGM we will only be hosting Dance for our 2020 Festival.  This decision was not made lightly and everything is in place if volunteers come on board to run the 2021 Full Festival.  In the meantime, Mid Island Performing Arts Festival (previously known as Upper Island in Nanaimo) has adjusted their rules to allow participants from our boundaries to compete in their festival a full participants.  Click on the name above and it will take you to their website for further information.



Wrap-Up Show

Dance Gala Participants Information

Dance Gala: Cancelled due to COVID restrictions

There will be a presentation of our Provincial Reps at 6:30 prior to show.


The Dance Gala is our only fundraiser-$25 (this includes all Sid fees totaling $4.50); Seniors and Children are $20 (includes Sid fees of $4.50)

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Click to Volunteer

If you are looking to help out with Venue Coordination for Strings/Vocal/Piano, please email

Donate to NIFPA 2022




After months of hard work, many dedicated students from all over Vancouver Island are converging on the Comox Valley to strut their stuff. The Annual North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA) is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a festival for students to perform before audiences and adjudicators for over 45 years. The performing arts disciplines represented include Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Variety , and Hip-Hop.

Dance performances will be held at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay and run from February 22nd to February 29th. The public are invited to watch the festival, which occurs in sessions throughout the day and evening. Potential audience members should keep in mind that these are adjudicated performances with pauses between performances. Admission is $3 drop in per session or $10/day. There are also passes for the entire festival for $25.

This local festival is a member of Performing Arts BC (Provincials). Each year, students are sent to Provincials where those chosen get to perform in a similar process, on a more advanced scale. Last year’s Provincials were held in Chilliwach 2019 and will be held in Cranbrook 2020.

The fine arts flourish at the festival and NIFPA feels it is important to value and further develop these talented youth and to encourage them to have personal growth and development in their discipline. The performances gather the various V.I. communities together in celebration of a common cause and allow the public to embrace the amazing talent we have on our island.

Donate to NIFPA 2021!


“We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”


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