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.

2019 Competition and Events Dates
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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

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

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)

Download a PDF of the 2019 March Competition Syllabus, Solo Entry Form, and separate Group Entry Form

Entries close 7 February 2019

June 16 – Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary

September 27-October 3 – Competition and Gala Event

October

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