COVID-19 update: The 56th annual festival now runs from 14th July to 9th August 2020
Click here for the 2020 programmes

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc.

Programme Sections will be available approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of each event.
PLEASE NOTE PACANZ HAVE CANCELLED THEIR NYPA FESTIVAL FOR 2020.  the 2020 scheduled events will be held in 2021.
ALSO NOTE THAT YOU SHOULD STILL ENTER THE ADVERTISED SAPACS NOMINATION CLASSES, as they will run at SAPACS in 2020 unless otherwise advised at a later date. All criteria and awards will carry over to 2021.

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival (SAPACS) is a major event on the Regions’s Arts Calendar. It is run under the umbrella of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand (PACANZ).  Due to COVID-19, the early July dates in Pukekohe have been cancelled and nearly all events moved to the Hawkins Theatre, Papakura.

On the assumption that we will be at Alert Level 1 or Alert Level 2 before July, we are now planning for much of the festival to go ahead.  Please note:  Many of our dates are dependent on the state school holidays in July not being shifted.

We have released an amended online entry form to reflect the changes made to some sections.   For further information on the changes, please see the 2020 Festival Information Page.  

Online Entries for Piano (senior only), Speech (senior only), Vocal and Instrumental Sections close – with payment at time of entry – on Monday 18th May. No late entries can be accepted.

2020 Amended Dates – but still subject to change

Tuesday 14th – Senior Piano
Wednesday 15th – Senior Piano/Senior Speech
Thursday 16th – Senior Speech/Junior Vocal
Friday 17th – Junior Vocal
Saturday 18th – Junior Vocal/Adult Vocal
Sunday 19th – Adult Vocal (reserve Monday evening 20th)

Instrumental Weekend:  Friday evening 24th  to Sunday 26th July only.  (no reserve weekend)

The dance sections are currently not available to enter – further update to come.

1 August – Tap Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura
2 August – Troupes Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura – to be confirmed
8 & 9 August – Ballet Section at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura

Last updated: 26 April 2020


2020 Festival Information

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Our Supporters

Friends of SAPACS for 2020
Andres – Janet
Archer – Rupert
Auckland Academy of Dance
Austin – Hayley
Bansal – Bela Rose
Bao ZiYun
Boocock – Isabella & Gemma
Carter Chan Dance
Cen – Ryan
Chang – Hannah Yu–han
Chen – Kayla Zixi
Coulthard – Hannah
Davis – Celeste
Ding – Jessica
Eastern Dance Studios
Gardiner – Bella
Guo – Gary
Hall – Keira
Howson – Mathilda
Hu – Isabella
Insley – Daisy
Jagusch – Victoria
Jun – Shin–Hee
Kyle – Ann
Li – Carina & Melissa
Ling – Ashley Shin–ing
Liu – Chloe
Liu – Lawrence
Lyles – Jade
Ma – Jaydon
Mai – Adela
McMillan – Jasmyn
McAlister – Logan
Moattar – Martin
Molyneux – Renee
Moore – Moira
Natasha Hodson
Nichols – Claire
Nielsen – Callum
Palmer–Roche – Sebastian
Park – Jesse & Jemima
Parker–Warner – Grace
Piano Teacher East Auckland
Prowse – Campbell
Reynolds – Nikki
Shang – Renia
Sharma–Barrow Karishma
Stevens – Isabella Mei–Juan
Teh – Josiah
The Dance Studio
Tsai – Janice
Utatao – Esmae
Wathen – Rowan
Xu – Kevin
Xue – Melody
Wang – Matthew
Yang – JiaYue
Yin – Becky
Yoon – Lucia
Young – Keltie–Kewan
Zhang – Iris
Zhang – Terrance Tianyi
Zhang – Yanni
Zhao – Yilin

Advertisers for 2020
Draper Academy of Dance/The Yarr Family
IRMT (Reg. Music Teachers, Auckland)
McDonald’s Family Restaurant Pukekohe
South Auckland Choral Society
Franklin Long Roofing
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
Piano Teacher, East Auckland
Easy Store Pukekohe
Specsavers, Pukekohe
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
Pizza Box Pukekohe & Papakura

Major sponsors of SAPACS for 2020 ($50 or more in sponsorship and advertising)
Anonymous Supporters – Speech/Piano/Vocal
Bruce & Jessie Pulman
Draper Academy of Dance/The Yarr Family
Fiona Ferens
Williams Family (the late Dorothy Wiseman)
IRMT (Reg. Music Teachers, Auckland)
Dawn Hutson (Dorothy Walker)
McDonald’s Family Restaurant Pukekohe
Phil & Delia Cook
Stockman Contractors
Marie Morrison
Janice Webb
The McDowall Family/Majors ‘n’ Minors
Murray Guy
Marilyn Ryan
South Auckland Choral Society
The Bray Family
Franklin Long Roofing
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Lyn Wilcox
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
Alison Winstanley & Family
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
Cassandra McCowan
Mary Laing & Family
Piano Teacher, East Auckland
The Briggs Family
Easy Store Pukekohe
The Croudis Bonniface Family
Patricia Appleton
Jean Phillpotts
Specsavers, Pukekohe
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
The Webster Family
Pukekohe Lions
Mandy Knights
The Gardner Family
Pizza Box Pukekohe & Papakura
Ms OJ Meyer
Libby McMiken
Bruce & Aureen Parry
P & R Jarrett
The O’Brien Family
The Fan Family