The Christchurch Ballet Society and PW Dance & Sportswear are proud to present the South Island Ballet Awards, a highlight of the South Island 2018 dance calendar.
The award provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their training towards a career as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions with professional ballet companies throughout the world.
This event is aimed at aspiring young dancers from 11 to 19 years, judged by a panel of international and national adjudicators. All competitors in the Junior and Senior categories take part in a Technical class and a preliminary round consisting of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo, then semi-finalists are selected to dance again. From here finalists are chosen to dance in the Final Gala which will also include some special guest performers.