The PACANZ Board is sad to announce that after discussions, deliberations, research and bean counting, this years' NYPA will NOT be able to be held in October 2020- due to Covid 19.
HOWEVER, we are excited to announce that we will be holding a MEGA NYPA in Palmerston North, over Labour Weekend, 20-24 October 2021!!
It will take a little longer to run and that is reflected in the additional days.
Ballet : Tap Dance : Vocal : Pianoforte: will be joined by Modern Dance : Highland Dance : Instrumental: Speech & Drama as well as the Troupes.
All that talent, energy and entertainment in one place!!
All Societies and current Nominees have been sent information on processes and timelines with the aim that no-one shall be disadvantaged by the postponement.
2020 criteria and age limits will remain in place for the nominees in the relevant genres - even if you are a bit older by the time you get to compete in 2021!!
2021 Criteria and age limits will be in place for the coming competitions that are nominating for next years' NYPA.
2021 MEGA NYPA is our solution to a crazy 2020 Competition season and we hope you are as excited by it as we are. 🤩
2021 Is also the 150th Birthday of Palmerston North so we are keen to be part of those celebrations as well. 🥳
We have been in touch with all current Nominees but get in touch if you want more info.
The 2021 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, for 5-6 days over Labour weekend
From April 2021, Ticket booking forms will be available from firstname.lastname@example.org. ,or you can follow the link below to book online from Ticket Direct or download the pdf below to complete and post to Regent on Broadway Ticket Office.
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 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 $750,000 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).