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Founded in 1973, Papakura Performing Arts Competition Society is a non-profit organisation.

We hold an annual dance competition at Hawkins Theatre in Papakura, Auckland. For many years our competition ran over Queen's Birthday Weekend in June, however, as of 2023, our dates may vary from year to year.

We offer classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theatre for Solos, Duos, Trios and Troupes.

As members of PACANZ, we have the privilege of offering National Young Performer Modern and Tap Nominations (alternating) along with yearly Troupe Award Nominations.


Introduced in 2021, the PPACS Supreme Award offers soloists the opportunity to compete for some serious prize money. 

As a small committee, we pride ourselves on holding a fun and friendly, yet well-run competition.

If you have any questions about our competition, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sarah De Lille
Scott Medcalfe
​Elise Jennings

Zoë Collister

Olivia Homan

Aleesa Jennings - always watching us from above 💙🧡


2023: Wil Sabin + Hannah Watts

2022: Cancelled due to COVID-19

2021: Anjula Kelly + Bianca Potter

2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019: Cassie Bartho

2018: Pru Wilson
​2017: Ellen Simpson
2016: Joseph O'Sullivan
2015: Jacqui Heeney
2014: Jesse Rasmussen
2013: Rohan Browne
2012: Nigel Turner-Carroll

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