24 – 25 October 2020

Brought to you by the NZ Federation of Dance Teachers – A Freedom to Dance event – proudly sponsored by Porirua City Council



Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai! and Welcome

We will be running this year’s Championship as long as the COVID-19 alert level remains at level 1.  Please note that COVID tracing will still be required and we encourage the use of good hand hygiene.

We’re excited to be bringing you the 70th championship event, being held on Labour Weekend (24 – 25 October 2020) at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, Wellington.

Rich in history and with national titles up for grabs, this is the main event on the  New Zealand dance-sport calendar.

We are proud to run this event under the Freedom to Dance banner.   

If you’re involved in dance or just love to watch it, you’ll want to join us for two days of spectacular dancing across all three styles of dance-sport: Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American.

his competition will run under the rules of the New Zealand Recreational Dance Inc. (NZRDI)  

Hei konā mai!

Doug Pouwhare – Event Organiser



 *Please note the syllabus has been updated with an allocated day for the Adult Open Ten Dance.

Download the Syllabus of Events for this year’s NZ Open Dance Championships.


To help studios promote the NZ Open Dance Championships to their dancers, we have developed a range of resources which you are free to download and use.

About Porirua and Wellington

What to do and where to stay.

Advertising and exhibiting

Advertise in our full colour glossy programme and have your stall at the event. Click for prices.

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To all dancers competing in the NZFDT Open Dance Championships this weekend. May you achieve the goals you have set yourself as you take part in our 70 years of dance celebration. The roll of honour for this National event shows the history of dance in our country. Enjoy being a part of history in the making . Good luck to you all 💙
Erica Gunn
President of NZFDT
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Hello everyone, we’re going official!! Starting from The NZ Open Dancesport Championships 2020 we will be selling our photos.
Prices are as displayed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us on any of our messaging platforms if you have any questions.

Please note all photos prior to this event will still remain available to you free of charge.

Thanks for your support!

- Sherryn Tamblyn Photography 😊
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We are ready for the NZ Open Dancesport Championships in Porirua this weekend!!! So excited to see you all there, don't be afraid to come say hello! 😊🥳🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

We’re just over a week away from the NZ Open Dance Championships , which means this weekend we’ll be making the last of our stock and preparing all of our dresses to go out to their lucky renters!

If you’re still needing something then get in contact today, otherwise we’ll have our stand with all our dresses on display over the weekend.
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