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National Young Performer Awards


Fri 14 Oct 2016, 8:30am–7:00pm
Sat 15 Oct 2016, 8:30am–9:30pm
Sun 16 Oct 2016, 8:30am–10:30pm

Where: Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 3 Day Season Ticket - Adult: $110.00
  • 3 Day Season Ticket - Child: $60.00
  • 2 Day Season Ticket - Adult: $90.00
  • 2 Day Season Ticket - Child: $50.00
  • Friday Day Ticket - Adult: $25.00
  • Friday Day Ticket - Child: $15.00
  • Saturday Day Ticket - Adult: $40.00
  • Saturday Day Ticket - Child: $20.00
  • Sunday Day Ticket - Adult: $30.00
  • Sunday Day Ticket - Child: $15.00
  • Finals Concert - Adult: $40.00
  • Finals Concert - Child: $25.00
  • Finals Concert - Senior/Student: $30.00
  • Finals Concert - Double Pass 2A: $60.00
  • Finals Concert - Family Pass 2A/2C: $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply


2016 is the 40th Anniversary of the National Young Performer Awards, so to add to the Celebrations, the Competition starts with the exciting Troupe/Group section. Dancers from all over New Zealand will battle it out in front of our panel of International judges to be named the National Troupe/Group for 2016. Regent on Broadway will be bursting at the seams as up to 80 Troupes hit the Stage on Friday 14th October.

Stay for the weekend and be part of a Competitions Festival of 130 elite young performing solos artists, aged between 15 and 25 yrs from all over New Zealand as they compete at the National Young Performer Awards, hosted by Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ (PACANZ) Palmerston North Dance Assn & Manawatu Performing Arts Competitions Society.

This years’ event is for Soloists in Ballet, Tap Dance, Vocal and Piano.

This exciting solo competition starts with preliminary rounds, building to the Sunday semi-finals and the spectacular Sunday night finals concert featuring 15 of the best competing for $40,000 in prize money. Tap Dance & Ballet will compete at Regent on Broadway, with PIano & Vocal at the Spiers Centre and the final concert to be held at the Regent on Broadway.

Each Troupe/Group and Solo performer represents a PACANZ member society, and undergoes a rigorous selection process, performing to the specific required standards of their chosen art form. Like their sporting peers, it is an honour for young performing artists to be selected to participate at a national award. For some this is the pinnacle of their artistic endeavours; for others however, this will be the catalyst that launches their professional career. PACANZ is a parent organisation of 52 smaller competition societies in New Zealand.

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