Manawatu Performing Arts Competition Society

2020 Festival Dates

Art Form  Convenor 2020 Festival Dates
Highland Linda Gray No Festival 2020
Dance (Ballet, Modern, Tap) Carol Millward Postponed July 2020
Instrumental In recess  
Vocal Monica Corbett -Whattam T.B.A.
Pianoforte Susan McConachy NYPA Day T.B.A.
Speech & Drama Tina Moore No Festival 2020

To all our valued competitors and their families

Due to the uncertainty of COVID 19 and the priority to keep people safe, the MPACS Committee meeting on Sunday has made the following decisions:

  • The Dance festival (currently scheduled for April) will be postponed (not cancelled) until later in the year (July).
  • PACANZ nomination classes will be our priority – Ballet, Tap, Vocal, Pianoforte and Troupes –  if any competitions run.
  • The decision about holding any competitions will be reviewed and people given adequate notice once full consideration and planning is in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • The Speech & Drama and the Highland competitions are postponed until 2021 and will definitely not be held in 2020.

As the Dance festival is only postponed, there will be no refunds at this time.

However should the Dance competitions, rescheduled for sometime in July be cancelled, then any refunding will be done via cheque. The Society does not have on line banking facilities for electronic transfer of funds.  Entries can be made on line, but not refunds. 

We are also mindful that the possible July date for a rescheduled revised form of Dance festival may conflict with other Societies and people’s commitments.

We will be working with everyone for the best outcomes.

This is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone and we ask for your understanding and patience – as the Prime Minister said ‘be kind to each other”.

Look after yourselves and your family and be safe until we can all get together again.

MPACS Committee

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