We are a registered charitable organisation, member of PACANZ and have been promoting dance activities, particularly dance competitions, in Palmerston North since 1972.
Our objectives are:to encourage, foster and promote the practice and appreciation of all dance forms
- to encourage, foster and promote all cultural and educational activities of all dance forms
- to inculcate in the individual a sense of responsibility and of sportsmanship to his fellow members and associates.
PNDA established the Monica Skinner Memorial Scholarship in 2010. The scholarship, funds permitting, is awarded yearly to a local dancer embarking on tertiary dance studies.
2019 Competition and Events Dates
20th Annual Festival, Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions
Friday 27 September – Thursday 3 October 2019
February 23-24 – Competition
Restricted and Open Tap solos
Open Tap Troupes, Duos/Trios
Open Impromptus in all dance genres
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Tap Troupes
Entries close 15 January 2019
March 29-31 – Competition
Restricted solos in Ballet and Modern
Open Groups, Duos/Trios
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Modern Dance
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations Groups (other than Tap)
June 16 – Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary
September 27-October 3 – Competition and Gala Event
PNDA along with Manawatu Performing Arts will host the PACANZ National Young Performer Awards at the Regent on Broadway.
For entry forms and further details see our Competitions and Events page