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.
Regent Dance 2020 – postponed until June 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
September 25 – October 1 – Competition and Gala Event
21st Annual Festival, Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions
Download the 2020 syllabus
PNDA along with Manawatu Performing Arts hosts the PACANZ National Young Performer Awards held in October each year at the Regent on Broadway.
Please note: Due to Covid-19, 2020 Pacanz NYPA has been postponed to 2021. A Mega NYPA will be held in October 2021.