NBS Dancing for a Cause is a fundraiser packed with glamour, fun and competition.

Nelson Dancing for a Cause is a Charitable Trust Board with its Trustees volunteering their time and working tirelessly with many other individuals and organisations in the Nelson/Tasman regions. The aim is to put on a spectacular show every two years and most importantly, to raise much needed funds for amazing local charities and organisations. We’re supporting the Nelson Tasman Hospice in 2023.

Dancing for a Cause held its first event in May 2018 to a sold-out crowd at Nelson’s Trafalgar Centre, raising $111,000 for Nelson Tasman Hospice.

The 2021 event, with the support of the amazing Nelson community, raised an astonishing $248,000. Thank you to the eight contestants and Nelson!

The 2023 event sees ten local personalities partnered each with a trained ballroom dancer. The contestants will perform a ballroom dance in front of a panel of judges and live audience in an attempt to be declared the Nelson Dancing for a Cause winner!

Ros Pochin, a Nelson breast surgeon, with partner Anthony Hewson – dancing the Samba became the first to win the title of Dancing for a Cause champion.

Abbie Cook (NBS Marketing Manager), with partner Anthony Hewson – dancing the Viennese waltz took the title in 2021. Abbie also took out “most funds raised”, and Lizl Matthewson and Joel Scott – dancing the Samba were crowned People’s Choice.

Who will become the next Champion? 

Make sure you are there on the night to find out.

You can support your favourite contestant by clicking here and following their progress as they transform into dancing superstars. When you support your favourite contestant you will be directly supporting the Nelson Hospice and the wider Nelson/Tasman community.

Nelson Dancing for a Cause Charitable Trust Board

Stu Dalton (retired), Emma Silke-French, Sonya Thomson, Sally Thomas, Samuel Nicholls, Robbie Burns and Sandra Maxfield.