Competitions and Events

2020 Competitions

We hold three competitions a year for ballet, modern and tap.

Our February competition is for tap, and also holds our NYP Awards tap and tap troupe nomination class.

Our dance weekend in March is for restricted classes, impromptus, open groups and we also hold our NYP Awards nomination class during this weekend.

Our big competition festival is held at the start of the September school holidays. We hold classes in ballet, modern, tap and include championships for ballet, modern and tap.

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

September 25 – October 1 – Competition and Gala Event

21st Annual Festival, Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions

Download the 2020 syllabus

2020 Events

Dance 2000 Concerts

In addition to our competitions we hold mid year biennial workshop days or Regent concerts for local dance school members.

June 24 – Regent Dance 2020 (postponed until June 2021)

September – October – Competition and Gala Event

21st Annual Dance Festival – Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions

PACANZ National Young Performer Awards
Regent on Broadway

We are a member society of PACANZ (Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ) formed in 1966.

PACANZ hold the National Young Performer Awards each year in October. The awards have been held since 1977. The award Concert came to Palmerston North in 2014 and is usually held on a weekend close to 14th, 15th and 16th October at the Regent on Broadway. The PNDA, together with the Manawatu Performing Arts Competition Society (MPACS), host the awards in our city.

All performers are nominated by member societies across New Zealand. There are eight art forms, four of which occur on alternate years. In 2019 we had modern, highland, speech and drama, and instrumental. In 2020 we are in ballet, tap, piano and vocal.

Please note: Due to Covid-19, 2020 Pacanz NYPA has been postponed to 2021. A Mega NYPA will be held in October 2021.

PNDA’s 2019 Modern nominees were Isabella Jones and Shavaun Tohill.

Our Group/Troupe nomination went to Anomaly. Gifted solo nominations from DanceNZMade went to Becky Moles and Ella Kurtz. Troupe nominations from Festival of Dance and Taieri Society went to Dean Mckerra’s School of Dance and Judith Fuge Dance Studio.

PNDA’s 2020 Ballet Nominees are Tessa Cockerton-Holmes & Isabella Vollmer.

Our Group/Troupe nomination is Dean Mckerras school of Dance – ‘Alpha’.

Gifted nominations Ballet to India Shackel from DanceNZmade and Troupe to Step out Dance Company ‘Uh Ha’ from Mosgiel.

PNDA 2020 Tap Nominees are Kate McGimpsey & Tara Fox.

Our Tap troupe nomination to Carol-Anne Moynihan Dancers  ‘It’s a Musical’.

Gifted Nominations to Greer Sawtell & Georgina Palmer from DanceNZ made.