Welcome to the New Zealand Dance Awards! We are so stoked that you are thinking about visiting us in the beautiful city of Christchurch NZ. Split over five days we will see nearly 1500 acts perform, countless workshops taken part in, friendships made and much more! Whether your interest is in the style of Tap, Jazz or Musical Theatre we have something for you and with our amazing bunch of volunteers and superb stable of sponsors there is a great assortment of opportunities and scholarships to offer to our confirmed competitors.

The New Zealand Dance Awards Runs from Thursday 30th May – Monday 3rd of June at the Ara Institute of Canterbury in the centre of Christchurch. There are plenty of options for accommodation all within walking distance.

Solos/Duos and the Musical Theatre Experience will run from Thursday the 30th with Groups beginning on the 1st of June.

Our finals will be help on the 3rd in the afternoon/early evening!

We hope to see many of you at the event!


We are super excited to have strengthened our relationship with the Broadway Dance Centre in NYC who have sponsored a full scholarship for the winner of the Secondary or Pro/Am Musical Theatre Award at the New Zealand Dance Awards to the tune of a 4 day Winter Intensive December 2019!