The PNDA Competition Dance Festival covers both classical and modern dance genres, including ballet, barefoot, national character, demi character, neoclassical, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap and musical theatre.
Competitors are both local and from around the North Island, reaching to the South Island. The class range for Competitors is 6 years and under to 16 years and over.
The competition covers both solo and group items. It is suitable for family holiday entertainment.
Commencing with Friday evening session 1st October at 5.30 pm, completing with Thursday evening session on 7 October commencing at 6 pm.
Entry fees are $5 per adult children and competitors have free admission. There are Day passes and Festival passes available. The festival pass covers 19 sessions of competition over the 6 days and evening.
The gala event Is held within the competition, commencing on Monday afternoon and continuing into the evening. This features the ballet championship classes. It is a stunning event. Special guest artists are included in the evening programme. Palmerston North Dance Association Patron Sir Jon Trimmer will be in attendance for the evening performances.