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The Christchurch Ballet Society is proud to present the South Island Ballet Award at the Isaac Theatre Royal, 
Christchurch, Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th July 2023. This major event will once again be the highlight of the South 
Island competition dance calendar. This award provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their 
training towards a career as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions 
with professional ballet companies throughout the world.

Tickets are on sale now:  https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SIBAWARD23

This event is aimed at aspiring young dancers from 11 to 19 years of age who will be judged by a panel of 
international and national adjudicators. Competitors in the Junior and Senior categories take part in a Technical 
class and a preliminary round consisting of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo.  
The total prize money (in excess of $12,000) is intended to be used towards further studies in classical dance. 
This supports our aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.


The Christchurch Ballet Society is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and we rely on the generosity and support of the dance community, businesses and fundraising events to enable us to host prestigious events such as the South Island Award. Your Support is crucial and valued no matter how big or small and we have a number of sponsorship options available.

Your support will demonstrate to these young dancers that the South Island community is right behind their dreams and aspirations by making this event possible.   For information on how you can become a sponsor please email:  cbs.sponsorship@hotmail.com