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 Oct 2021!!
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!!
Venues will include the Regent on Broadway Theatre, Speirs Centre and The Globe Theatre.
To be announced once Venues and Timetable are confirmed
Final Award Concert
It will be held at the Regent on Broadway Theatre, Palmerston North. Sunday 24th October at 7.30pm
The total 2021 prize pool is $90,000, including Troupe, unplaced finalists, potential and audience-choice prizes, medals and sashes. All prize money is subject to funding and availability. PACANZ reserves the right to alter the amount of prize money.
Prize money for each of the four soloist art forms (Ballet, Tap Dance, Vocal, Pianoforte, Modern Dance, Highland Dance, Instrumental & Speech and Drama):
Prize money for the winning Troupe is $2,000 for 1st place, $1,200 for 2nd place, and $800 for 3rd place.
All placegetter Prize money for the Troupe section is sponsored by SHE SHINES ON Dance Tours.
The Potential Prize of $300 is sponsored by DanceNZmade
Solo Nominee Entitlements
Each society nominee and direct entry nominee will receive:
Troupe Nominee Entitlements
Each member of a nominated Troupe, plus one accompanying adult will receive one entry pass giving access to the Regent Theatre for the duration of the Troupe competition.
Society Nomination for Soloists
If you receive a Society Nomination to the National Young Performer Awards, you are required to pay an entry fee of $175 inc. GST. This is in addition to the $75 inc. GST. paid as entry fee by your nominating society.
Direct Nomination for Soloists
If you have received a Direct Nomination (Vocal,Pianoforte, Instrumental, Highland Dance, Speech & Drama only) to the National Young Performer Awards, you are required to pay an entry fee of $250 inc. GST.
Society Nomination for Troupe
If you receive a Society Nomination to the National Young Performer Awards you are required to pay an entry fee of $250 inc. GST.
To Confirm Your Nomination
You are required to complete and submit:
You need to submit the title of the music and artist for APRA purposes. The final date for Troupe backing music will be 6th September and for Soloist backing music 8th September.
Please note: The first Soloist and Troupe Nominees will receive the invite link to the Soloist or Troupe Dashboard at the end of May 2021.
In the Dashboard they will access -
Entry Close Dates