About the event
The National Schools Aerobics Championships is an annual event attracting over 250 school age competitors from across the country.
With National titles up for grabs, athletes and dancers will be representing their schools in a range of individual and team categories over three days of intense competition.
Started in 1994 by the New Zealand Competitive Aerobics Federation (NZCAF), this year is the 28th year of the National Schools Aerobics competition series.
With over 400 competitors from more than 35 schools expected in 2022, four regional competitions act as qualifiers for the National Championships.
Qualifying to represent your school and region at the National Championships is a sought after opportunity, with only the best from each region being selected. Competitors at regional and national level are judged by a panel of ex-international competitors, and trained national and international judges.
In past years our National Championship event has been held in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Gisborne and Hamilton. The last National Championships in Invercargill was held in 2014, and we are delighted to be bringing the event back in 2022.
Since our competition series began, Southland has been a strong and competitive region. In 2022 over one quarter of our athletes are based in Southland, and we know how important and exciting it is for them to have the opportunity to compete on the National Championship stage in front of a home crowd.
2022 will be the 28th National Schools Aerobics Championships since starting in 1994.