Welcome to the South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc. (SAPACS)

The 52nd Annual Festival runs from Friday 1 July to Sunday 31 July 2016.

Please note that all information for this year’s festival is now here online, but the link to enter is not yet available.  Age will be taken as at 25 June 2016.

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE:  Monday 11 April at 10pm.  Late entries will be accepted until 10pm Mon 25 April (Anzac Day).  The late fee payment of $1 extra per class will automatically be added to your entry from 10pm, 11th April.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PAID FOR BY MONDAY 2nd  MAY – the first day of Term Two –  to be included in the programme.

Click here for the 2016 festival overview (PDF)
Click here to visit the 2016 festival information page

Acoustic Instrument 
Vocal *
Pianoforte *
Speech and Drama 
Highland and National Dancing
Ballet *
# Modern
# Tap *

* National Young Performer Awards

# Tap – Modern/Jazz Dancing Section – Please note that information on classes is available on the festival information page, but it is uncertain as to whether this section will run in its entirety due to lack of personnel to run it. There is currently no convenor. At the moment, you are unable to enter this section.

Piano, Instrumental, Adult Vocal, Ballet & Tap/Jazz Sections: Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura
Vocal Groups, Junior Vocal, Speech & Drama:  Town Hall & Concert Chamber, Pukekohe

Highland Dance:  Details to be advised.  

SAPACS uses online registration for our festival. There is no downloadable or printed entry form available, as ALL entries MUST be done via the SAPACS website. The link is usually available between February and mid-April each year. The 2016 syllabus sections are now available here on the website and may be downloaded. To enquire if a late entry can be done, you will need to contact lynda@sapacs.org.nz.

Please direct queries to Lynda McDowall:
(09) 238 5861

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival is a major event on the Region’s Arts Calendar. It is one of the biggest festivals run under the umbrella of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand.


Our Competitions are supported by the Creative Communities Local Funding scheme, Auckland.
Very many thanks also to all our other sponsors and supporters below.

Our supporters (in no particular order)


Friends of SAPACS
Kelly Gillingham
Amber Carvajal
Milla Hasselbach
Alina & Abella Wang
Coral Bognuda
Mrs MC Moore
Nicola Reynolds
Ashley Chan
Imogen Bunting
Eleanor Fanning
The Briggs Family
Morgan Carroll
J’aimee Hawkings
Hannah Stewart
Claudia Sayers
Piper & Stella Byers
Isabelle Fox
Lydia MacNeil
Mrs Hilliard
Lynda Fleming
Briar Taylor
Ava Duggan
Sarah Shanahan
Brooke Wisnewski
Adam Zhao
Philip Johnstone
Shin-Hee Jun
Charlotte McDonald
Tiffany Chee
Danielle Wright
Oliver Tsui
Alice Hall
Sophia Chiang
Varya Pavlova
William Chen
Juliana Guanhe
Gem Brink
Jifei Shao
Arianna Jaggard
Dane Head
Groovit (Hip Hop Dance School)
Charlotte Healey

Advertisers – Please support those businesses who support us!
Ziggy Chan (Dental), Papakura
Draper Academy of Dance, Pukekohe
Carlielle Kitchens, Pukekohe
Easy Store, Pukekohe
KBB Music, Auckland
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
South Auckland Marine, Takanini
Love to Learn, Pukekohe
Franklin Long Roofing, Pukekohe
Pizza Box, Pukekohe & Papakura
Specsavers, Pukekohe
IRMT (Registered Music Teachers)
Mocca Café, Pukekohe
Prestige Promotions (Gina Sanders)
McDonalds Family Restaurant
John Walker Music, Papakura
Findlays Dry Cleaners, Pukekohe
Liddells Pharmacy, Pukekohe
Pukekohe South Doctors

Major sponsors of SAPACS ($50 or more in sponsorship and advertising)
Bruce & Jessie Pulman
The Hall Family
Draper Academy of Dance/The Yarr Family
Williams Family (the late Dorothy Wiseman)
IRMT (Reg. Music Teachers, Auckland)
Dawn Hutson (Dorothy Walker)
McDonald’s Family Restaurant Pukekohe
Anonymous Festival Supporter
Phil & Delia Cook
Stockman Contractors
Marie Morrison
Janice Webb
The McDowall Family/Majors ‘n’ Minors
The Fullerton Family
Murray Guy
Marilyn Ryan
South Auckland Choral Society
Mary Laing & the Phillips Family
The Bray Family
Franklin Long Roofing
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Lydia MacNeil & family
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
The Meyer Family
Easy Store Pukekohe
Findlay’s Dry Cleaning
The Croudis Bonniface Family
Leslee Blackmore
John Walker Music Papakura
KBB Music Auckland
Patricia Appleton
Jean Phillpotts
Liddells Pharmacy Pukekohe
Specsavers Pukekohe
Ziggy Chan (Dental)
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
Love to Learn Pukekohe
The Webster Family
Pukekohe Lions
Carlielle Kitchens Pukeohe
Mocca Café Pukekohe
Mandy Knights
The Gardner Family
Pizza Box Pukekohe & Papakura
The Pilcher Family
Robin Nation
P & R Jarrett
The O’Brien Family