Christchurch Modern Jive Championships

Christchurch Champs

Venue Tickets

12 - 14 April 2024

The Christchurch Modern Jive Championships (or Chch Champs) is one of the most popular Modern Jive competitions in Australasia with usually over 150 people attending.

💥 New Venue - Ara Rec Centre 💥

The Rec Centre is twice the size of our previous venue at the YMCA and still in a convenient central city location with plenty of accommodation, shops and cafes all within easy walking distance.

We have our usual 3 day format where you can join us for a day or all three! There's a friendly atmosphere with a great variety of music to suit everyone.

📆 Key Dates
Entires Open Monday, 22 Jan 2024 6:00pm
Early Bird Ends Monday, 11 Mar 2024 11:59pm
Entries Close Saturday, 6 Apr 2024 11:59pm

3 Day Format

Friday Party

  • Large dance floor
  • Casual seating
  • Meet your Lucky Dip partner
  • Prepared Freestyle


Saturday has the most competing during the day with the excitement of the finals taking place in the evening.

  • 9:30 am start
  • Music Mashup, DWAS, Freestyle, Big Moves, Triples, Teams, Showcases
  • Dancing until midnight
  • Social dancing throughout the day and during the dinner break


Sunday has a different vibe and perfectly complements the previous day. Have a go at Lucky Dip where we pair you up with another dancer.

  • 10:30 am start
  • Lucky Dip, Partner Blind, Steals, 45+
  • Dancing until 5:30pm
  • Social dancing throughout the day


Spectators are welcome throughout the weekend. There is social dancing throughout the weekend between competition events.

  • Friday dance party: $20
  • Saturday until 6pm: free entry
  • Saturday after 6pm: $10
  • Sunday: free entry

Visit Christchurch

If you're visiting from out of town or even if you're local and want time to recover then we encourage you to maybe include our Champs as part of a mini break or holiday.

Take a day off either before or after - or even both - and see what is on offer in Christchurch and the surrounding area.