Alexandra hosted dancers from Wanaka, Dunedin, Invercargill, Timaru and Christchurch at the weekend as they sought to qualify for places in the New Zealand Dance Awards.

Organisers said more than 70 dancers performed over 300 routines during the two-day event.

Dancers who qualified would progress through to the finals, scheduled for June 1- 6 in Christchurch at the new Te Pae Convention Centre.

There was also an online qualifier available this year for those who were unable to compete in person.