The 2018 National Young Performer Awards will be held in Palmerston North, at the Regent on Broadway Theatre, the Speirs Centre and the Globe Theatre. The awards are hosted in conjunction with the Palmerston North Dance Assn and the Manawatu Performing Arts Competitions Society, on the weekend 18-21 October 2018.
Ticket booking forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. or download the pdf below.
In 1977 PACANZ initiated the National Young Performer Awards. This multi-discipline award represents eight of the art-forms traditionally covered in the competitions movement, and is the pinnacle of achievement for many of our competitors giving them a unique opportunity to perform at national level. 2016 saw the re-introduction of the Troupe/Group Dance award as part of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations and this section will continue to be part of the NYPA, alongside the Soloist art forms
Since the inaugural Awards in 1977, more than 130 Awards have been decided at competitions that have hosted thousands of aspiring performing artists. Through Prize monies and Tuition grants, more than $600,000 has been invested back into the performing arts movement. The Awards are currently operated on a two year cycle (see below for the upcoming awards).