July 9th                                                        July 30th                South Island Winter Festival                                          Mainland Festival

                      August 6th                                                  September 10th                            Winter Star Championships                            North Island Championships

You can view the events lists and enter online here:

South Island Winter Festival – Entries closed
Mainland Festival – Entries close July 15th
Winter Star Championships – Entries close July 25th
North Island Championships – Entries close September 2nd

A huge thanks to competition organisers who invest time, effort, and money to bring us dancesport events that showcase local and national talent.. We look forward to your support at these events.To help plan your dance year see the 2022 dance event calendar here

  • The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers
  • The New Zealand Federal Association Teachers of Dance
  • The New Zealand Dancesport Amateurs
  • Shirley Wall Dance
  • Mark Glastonbury Dance
  • Gore Dancesport
  • Rachel’s Studio of Dance
  • United Dance Sport Incorporated
  • NZ Recreational Dance Association

Join us at these events and help Dance and Dancesport thrive!


The New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing Inc. (the NZFATD) promotes dance in its various forms, adhering to and fostering through its syllabi, a uniform system of instruction to develop dancers in both leisure time and competitive spheres, and to prepare dancers pursuing teaching careers.

The NZFATD awards to teachers of dance, certificates of qualification based upon assessment by examination. It also has a variety of examinations available for dancers, from amateur medal tests to professional degrees in Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue, Classical Sequence and Rock n’ Roll.

In this website you will find copies of the NZFATD Accreditation Programme and Syllabus that are available for download, as well as various news items about the NZFATD and dance in New Zealand.

George Nicholls