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FINALS VIDEOS UPDATE

Alana Haines Australasian Awards AHA Awards 2023 Finals USB’s are finished and have been posted. Still need to order one? Use the link below. Finals USB includes all finals performances + guest performances and awards presentations all packed in a souvenir case.

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Event Format – Terms & Conditions 2023


CASH AWARDS 2023

Awards are allocated by the jury to contestants who enter & perform in these biennial events.  Awards cannot be allocated to any dancer who has not entered these events.

$50,000 CASH

plus Scholarships

2023 International Scholarship List

1st, 2nd, 3rd winners from each group will be able to choose from a list of elite scholarships rather than allocated by the Jury as in the past. The winner gets first choice followed by 2nd then 3rd

Sponsors choose their own recipient/s from Finalist list incl 1st,2nd,3rd & even remaining semi-finalists post event when they have viewed the video link emailed to sponsors one week post event.

Short term scholarships (under 6 months) are considered a way for student to experience a school & visa versa so there is no limit on how many scholarships that a recipient can receive but neither party is obligated.

Contestants have up to 24 months post event to complete their scholarship & will email a brief scholarship experience report with a photo to AHA for our website news section

Winners of each category (J,A,B) are offered complimentary entries to the Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix Finals – New York April 2024


Winners of each category (J/A/B plus Supreme winner) receive 1yr magazine sub Donated by ‘Dance Australia’

CASH AWARDS

JUNIOR SCHOLARS 11 – 12 years

1st:  $5,000.00 

 2nd:  $2,000.00                       3rd:  $1,000.00

8 FINALISTS:$500.00 cash each

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: $150 Dance Requisites Voucher sponsored by Capezio Australia’


SUPREME A & B GROUPS 13 – 18 years

GAILENE STOCK SUPREME WINNER  A or B GROUPS
$4,000 cash
plus the Supreme Winning prize

Total = $11,000

Gailene Stock – ARAD Grad Dip Ed – Former Director, The Royal Ballet School 
A Group (13-14yrs) B Group (15-18yrs)
1st:    $7,000.00 1st:    $7,000.00
2nd:    $3,500.00 2nd:    $3,500.00
3rd:    $2,500.00 3rd:     $2,500.00

16 FINALISTS: $500,00 cash each

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS A& B : $250 Dance Requisites Voucher sponsored by ‘Capezio Australia’

ON STAGE TUTORS RAFFLE DRAW: Two A Reserve tickets for New Zealand & Australian tutors – Sponsored by the ‘Royal New Zealand Ballet’ & ‘Queensland Ballet’

APRA license

AHA Awards is affiliated to the Performing Arts Competition Assn of New Zealand (PACNZ)
AHA Awards complies with APRA regulations & forward fees on behalf of all Competitors

Judging

The jury evaluates candidate’s potential based on: technique, musicality & physical suitability.

The Jury will observe and mark the competitors Adjudicated classes on a semi-private stage, and Preliminary Set Solos and Own Choice items (for Supreme A & B categories) on a public stage


FINAL SCHEDULE 2023



DOWNLOAD FULL SET SOLO CHOICE LIST 2025

St JAMES THEATRE STAGE DIMENSIONS

15 m deep x 12 m wide  – Plus AHA new 4ml non stick Tarkett Dance Floor

Blue Cyclorama back drop for Preliminaries/Semis – Red for Finals