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Harcourts Dancing For Hospice

• 14 weeks • 10 couples • 1 glamorous show •


was raised in 2019 to help Rotorua Community Hospice care for 420 patients living with a life-limiting illness in the next year

He aha te mea nui o te ao – He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

This is a true community event – from our audience, to our wonderful group of sponsors who donate goods, time and services, to our committed volunteers and of course, our dancers. We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this night possible. The money raised will
go towards providing care and support to anyone with a life limiting illness in the Rotorua Community.

We pair twenty local identities together that have little or no dance experience. Following 14 weeks of professional training, we host a one-night-only show where the ten couples perform their choreographed dance routine. Four celebrity judges score each couple, deciding on two finalists and eventually, an overall winner. Throughout the evening, there is additional entertainment and a live and silent auction.

The overall goal is to raise vital funds to ensure Rotorua Community Hospice can provide free-of-charge care to anyone with a life-limiting illness.

Follow us on our Facebook page for all the updates and buy tickets here!

#HDFH #HarcourtsDancingforHospice


Saturday 7 August, 2021


From 5:30pm (depending on ticket type)


Rotorua Energy Events Centre


Ticket sales will open at the end of June. Table and terraced seating available via Ticketmaster online or in person at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. 

Fees Apply. Ticketmaster have kindly sponsored the event and reduced the fees significantly for Rotorua Hospice. If you wish to avoid paying credit cards fees, you can pay in person at the Events Centre via Eftpos.

Gold Table Tickets  

Table of ten, three course meal, limited beverages included and the best seats in the house for a one-night only show!

Dinner from 5:30pm

Table $1750

Silver Table Tickets 

Table of ten, three course meal, limited beverages included and the second best seats in the house for a one-night only show!

Dinner from 5:30pm

Table $1500 

Bronze Table Tickets 

Table of ten, three courses of canape platters to share, limited beverages included and a one-night only show!

Dinner from 7:00pm

Table $1150

Terraced seating 

Elevated views, full access to the kiosks in the foyer to purchase food and beverages and a one night only show! 

Doors open 7:00pm

Individual tickets starting from $35


Put simply, our sponsors make this fundraising event possible. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors who make this event a reality, meaning we can provide free of charge support to anyone in the Rotorua Community with a life limiting illness.  

Principal Sponsor

Harcourts logo

Platinum Event Partners

Gold Event Partners

Official Supplier Sponsors

Live Auction 

The event includes a live and silent auction in support of Rotorua Community Hospice and there is something for everyone! You can bid on our online silent auction even if you are not attending the event.

Silent Auction 

Our silent auction for 2021 is online now – follow the registration instructions below to start bidding. 

To register via TEXT 

  1. Text: hospice21 followed by your full name
  2. To: 2834
  3. Example: hospice21 John Smith
  4. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and take part in the campaign.

To register via browser

  1. Visit: https://app.galabid.com/hospice21
  2. Click on the ‘Register’ button
  3. Enter your details and click ‘Register’
  4. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Clicking the link will take you to the auction where you can log in with the password you entered during registration. You are now ready to take part in the campaign.

Auction items can be paid for via credit card on Galabid or by mobile Eftpos machine on the night. 

Live Auction 

The live auction will be held during the show’s half time intermission. We’ll have auction spotters throughout the room so make sure you can see or be heard by one of them to bid.  

Register by following the instructions above. 

Thank you to our generous community for donating amazing auction items to support Rotorua Hospice.  These will be available to view closer to the event.



Dance Instructors

Ellie Smith

Troy Smith


Barbara Kendall

Kristie Williams

Philly Angus


Host – Paul Hickey

MC – Tania Tapsell

Thank you for supporting Rotorua Community Hospice’s biggest fundraising event!

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