About

New Zealand Dance Awards

The New Zealand Dance Awards (NZDA) was established in 2013 by Garden City Tappers & Performing Arts (GCT). NZDA is now run in partnership between GCT and Pegasus Productions Ltd. Held over Queens Birthday Weekend  dancers from all over New Zealand descend on Christchurch to compete, create friendships and connect with industry. At NZDA we offer scholarships for Petite, Junior, Intermediate and Senior champions in both Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre  PLUS NZ's Top Dancer!

NZDA's mission is bridge the gap between competition and the industry and to encourage young dancers to realise their potential by giving them the platform to perform and grow their talents. Through NZDA we provide industry level workshops with our National and International Adjudicators all of which have industry experience.

We thank our partners who donate their time and resource to enable us to be able to provide the level of competition and production values that makes this competitions a success.