Competitions and Events

2021 Competitions

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

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

Our dance weekend in March is for restricted Ballet and Modern solo classes, open duos, trios and groups and we also hols our NYP Awards nomination class for solos and troupes during this weekend.

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

February 20-21 – Competition

Restricted and Open Tap solos
Open Tap Troupes, Duos/Trios
Open impromptus in all dance genres
PACANZ National Young Performer Award nomination in Tap Troupe

Download a PDF of the 2021 February Competition Syllabus.

Entries close 13 January 2021 or when  we are full.

March 12-14 – Competition

Restricted Ballet and Modern Solos
Open Groups/Troupes, Duos and Trios
PACANZ National Young Performer Awards nominations in Modern
PACANZ National Young Performer Awards nominations in Group/Troupes (other than tap generes)

Download a PDF of the 2021 March Competition Syllabus

Entries close 10 February 2021 or when we are full.

October 1-7 – Dance Festival Competition

22nd Annual Festival for Ballet, Modern and Tap including championships and our Gala Event.

Download a PDF of the 2021 October Competition Syllabus.  Online entry forms will be used.

2021 Events

In addition to our competitions we hold a mid year biennial workshop day or a Regent concert for local dance school members.

June 13 – Regent Dance 2021

20 – 25 October – 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 was postponed until 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.