Welcome to NIFPA

Welcome to the North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA), where the stage comes alive with the boundless creativity and remarkable talents of dedicated students from across Vancouver Island. For nearly half a century, we’ve been providing a platform for young performers to shine. From breathtaking ballet to electrifying hip-hop, we’ve got it all under one roof at the Sid Williams Theatre in Comox Valley.

We’re proud to be part of the esteemed Performing Arts BC family. Every year, outstanding dancers receive the honour of representing our local festival at the BC Provincial Festival. It is a thrilling opportunity for these dancers to represent NIFPA and compete at the provincial level as well as learn from experienced dance educators and adjudicators. We’re excited to announce that the 2024 BC Provincial Festival will be a live event promising an unforgettable experience for all.

NIFPA is more than a festival; it’s a nurturing ground for budding talents. We’re committed to fostering the growth of these gifted youth, empowering them to enhance their skills, knowledge, and self-confidence in their chosen discipline. Our performances unite diverse Vancouver Island communities in celebration of a shared passion, giving the public a chance to marvel at the extraordinary talent that graces our island.


Join us at NIFPA and be part of the magic. Get ready to be captivated by the remarkable talents that Vancouver Island has to offer!

Each performance at NIFPA is adjudicated by industry experts, so we ask our audience members to embrace the rhythm of the event, as brief pauses punctuate these incredible displays of skill and artistry.

NIFPA: February 24 to 29, 2024

Dance Gala: March 2, 2024


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Helix Dance Theatre
Old House Hotel and Spa
Sid Williams Theatre Society
Innovate Dance Arts
Waypoint Insurance
Canadian College of Performing Arts
Ballet Victoria Conservatory
Innovate Dance Arts Parents Auxiliary
Budget Brake and Muffler Auto Centres
Anonymous donors

Stage West School of Performing Arts PAC

Help us support young talent.