Welcome to the Palmerston North Dance Association

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.

2020 Competition and Events Dates

February 21-23 – 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
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Tap Troupes

Download a PDF of the 2019 February Competition Syllabus, Solo & Duo/Trio Entry Form and separate Troupe Entry Form

Entries close 13 January 2020 or when full

March 13-15 – Competition

Restricted Ballet and Modern Solos
Open Groups, Duos/Trios
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Ballet
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nominations in Groups (other than Tap genres)

Download a PDF of the 2020 March Competition Syllabus, Solo Entry Form, and separate Group Entry Form

Entries close 5 February 2020 or when full

June 24 – Regent Dance 2020

September 25 – October 1 – Competition and Gala Event

21st Annual Festival, Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions

PNDA along with Manawatu Performing Arts will host the PACANZ National Young Performer Awards at the Regent on Broadway.