Competition Scrutineers Qualification Course

Want to become a qualified scrutineer for dance competitions? Take the British Dance Council Scrutineers course. In a structured course of 40 hours of study (plus some practice time) and a 1 hour examination you can become a fully qualified scrutineer.

For more information download the Scrutineers Course documentation on the Documentation page of the website.

2018 Medalist Event Attracts 70 Entries

The first New Zealand Medalist one dance event was held on Saturday April 14th 2018 in Wellington. 70 medal dancers across all medal grades took part, along with numerous professional and amateur partners. Dancers came from Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wairarapa and Wellington.

The event was run by New Zealand’s two top dance societies, the NZFATD and the NZFDT. Five experienced medal examiners from both societies judged each dancer on five different aspects of their dancing.

Entrants who gained the highest marks over all dances in their grade were awarded the New Zealand title for that grade.

Entrants and examiners agreed the event was a fantastic success and further events of its kind are planned.

Affiliate Membership Open To All Dancers & Studios

New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers Of Dancing Inc wish to extend an invitation to all Studios and their pupils to become Affiliate Members.

This offer is open all dancers both competitive and social and the first year’s membership will be completely free – an annual subscription fee of $15 per person will be payable thereafter.

Affiliate membership provides:-

  • Regular Newsletter
  • Free Entry to Workshops
  • Registration to dance at any NZFATD competition
  • Other benefits arranged by NZFATD from time to time

To become an Affiliate Member simply email your name, address, telephone number and email address to

Membership Applications for persons under 16 years of age must be supported by a parent or Guardian agreement/approval – ie parent or Guardian signature.

If you have any further questions please contact George Nicholls on or 0274403755

Heather Cooper
National Secretary NZFATD Inc