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 Six days we will see over 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 for 2020 due to COVID-19 will runs from Monday 5th October – Saturday the 10th of October 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 Monday the 5th with Groups beginning on the 7th of August.

Our NZDA Finals Gala will be held on Saturday the 10th 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 2020!