2018 is the 42nd year of the National Young Performer Awards. 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 2018. Regent on Broadway will be bursting at the seams as up to 50 Troupes hit the Stage on Friday 19th 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 Tap Dance, Ballet, Vocal and Pianoforte.
This exciting solo competition starts with preliminary rounds, building to the Sunday semi-finals and the spectacular Sunday night finals concert featuring 18 of the best competing for $42,000 in prize money. Tap Dance & Ballet will compete at Regent on Broadway, with Vocal & Pianoforte at The Globe Theatre 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 55 smaller competition societies in New Zealand.