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Event Format – Terms & Conditions 2023

CASH AWARDS 2025

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.

$60,000 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 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 2026


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 MEMORIAL WINNER – A GROUP = $11.000

Gailene Stock
ARAD Grad Dip Ed
Former Director, The Royal Ballet School

SIR JON TRIMMER SUPREME MEMORIAL WINNER – B GROUP = $11.000

Sir John Trimmer
K.N.Z.M. M.B.E – Former leading artist RNZB

A Group (13-14yrs) B Group (15-18yrs)
1st:    $11,000.00 1st:    $11,000.00
2nd:    $6,000.00 2nd:  $6,000.00   
3rd:    $3,00.00 3rd:     $3,000.00

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



DOWNLOAD FULL SET SOLO CHOICE LIST 2025

St JAMES THEATRE STAGE DIMENSIONS

15 m deep x 12 m wide  – Plus RNZB Tarkett Dance Floor

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