Competitions and Events

2019 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 and modern.

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

September 27-October 3 – Competition and Gala Event

20th Annual Festival, Ballet, Modern and Tap Competitions

Download a PDF of the 2019 20th Annual Festival Syllabus and Entry Form (solos, duos, trios) and Entry Form (groups)


2019 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 16 – Workshops for Ballet and Contemporary

Download a PDF of the 2019 June Workshops Syllabus and Entry Form

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 2018 we had modern, highland, speech and drama, and instrumental. In 2018 we will have Ballet, tap, piano and vocal.

PNDA’s 2017 nominees for Modern were Charlotte Gilmour and Jemima Scott. Our Group/Troupe nominee was Tracy Idell School of Dance with their item ‘Run Boy Run’.