About

Garden City Tappers & Performing Arts Association Inc.

Garden City Tappers & Performing Arts Association (Inc) was established in 1979. The New Zealand Dance Awards is our main competition held over Queens Birthday Weekend where dancers from all over New Zealand come to Christchurch to compete and ultimately challenge for the main awards. We have a Petite, Junior, Intermediate and Senior scholarship champion in both Tap and Jazz PLUS NZ's Top Dancer! Another High point is the inclusion of the Musical Theatre Awards where competitors will dance and sing their way through a series of audition processes with the top prize of a trip to the Broadway Dance Centre in New York City.

Garden City Tappers mission is to encourage young dancers to realise their potential by giving them the platform to perform and hone their talents. Through the New Zealand Dance Awards we providie 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.