Adjudicators and Awards

Highly Qualified Judges have been invited from NZ, Australia, Asia and USA. In all cases their experience and capability will be associated with the style of dance being judged. Adjudicators marks will be final. For the New Zealand Formation Team Championship Title, at least one judge from each style of dance being danced will be included in the panel of adjudicators.

The Skating System of Scrutineering may be used for all events.

All 1st, 2nd & 3rd event place getters will receive awards.


The Cordis Hotel (formerly the Langham) offers 5 Star luxury at a very reasonable price. To book follow the instructions by clicking in the following link; It is a great experience to be able to stay in the Hotel where the competition is – so stay and make a real weekend of it !!


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The Great Room at the Cordis Hotel is New Zealand’s premier Ballroom. In keeping with this venue a smart/high standard of dress is expected from dancers and spectators throughout the weekend. The venue is fully air conditioned and all facilities are 5 star.

The Cordis Hotel says “we are offering participants in this years Kiwi Dance Classic 25% off off our best available rate available on our website” (note that rates online vary therefore the rates shown on this link may vary but always 25% cheaper.

Massage Therapist:

Where possible a Massage Therapist will be onsite for your use during the competition (charges may apply)

Hair & Make-up:

Full hair and make-up services are available prior to the competition on both days, please email info@kiwidanceclassic.co.nz for information and/or to book an appointment.


A cash bar for food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. No large food bags are to be taken into The Great Room of the Cordis Hotel.

Table Seating:

Reserved tables seat a maximum of 11 people. Table seats are booked and sold individually, if you are part of a group that would like to be seated together please note this on your order form.

Pre-purchased Tickets:

All pre-purchased Tickets will be held, under the name given on the Entry and/or Ticket Form, for collection at the Entrance to The Great Room, Cordis, on 6th & 7th April.

Advertising and Vendor Stall Opportunities

Programme Advertising & Vendor Stall Reservations are available on email request

Companies or Individuals interested in becoming a Sponsor of Events or Awarding Scholarships, please email the organisers. Sponsorship options start at $100



(times subject to change)


DAY doors open at 10.00am, 1st event at 11am to 5.30pm

EVENING doors open at 6.00pm 1st event at 7.00pm to 11pm

  • New Zealand Formation Team Championships

  • All Junior Dancesport (Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue) events

  • All couple American Smooth Events

  • All Youth, Adult & Masters Ballroom, New Vogue Classical Sequence and Smooth Events

  • Professional Latin and Rhythm Events

  • All Salsa and Bachata Events (Saturday Evening only)

  • All Pro/Am, Am/Am Junior Dancesport (Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue and Smooth Events)

  • All Pro/Am, Same Sex and Am/Am Youth, Adult and Masters Latin and Rhythm Events


DAY doors open at 8.00am 1st event at 9.00am to 4.30pm

EVENING doors open at 5.30pm 1st event at 6.30pm to 10.30pm

  • Showdance Event (Sunday Evening Only)

  • All Juvenile Dancesport (Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue) Events (Sunday Day only)

  • All Youth, Adult and Masters Latin Dancesport Events

  • Professional Ballroom, New Vogue and Smooth Events

  • All Modern Jive Events (Sunday Evening Only)

  • All Jazz Solo Events

  • All Jazz Troupe Events

  • All Pro/Am, Am/Am Juvenille Dancesport (Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue and Smooth) Events

  • All Pro/Am, Same Sex and Am/Am Youth, Adult and Masters Ballroom, New Vogue, Smooth and Classical Sequence Events.