Christchurch Champs
21 - 23 April 2023

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.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Central YMCA with our 3 day format (there's no need to attend all three days in order to attend or compete).

  • Friendly, welcoming atmosphere
  • Great variety of music
  • Fanatical attention to detail
  • Bean bags

The 2023 Champs are being held on the weekend before ANZAC Day (Tuesday 25 April).

3 Day Format
Friday Party
  • Large dance floor
  • Casual seating
  • Meet your Lucky Dip partner
  • Prepared Freestyle from 9pm

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

  • 9:30 am start
  • 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
  • Dancing until 5pm
  • Social dancing throughout the day
Spectators and Social Dancers

Spectators and social dancers are welcome throughout the weekend.

Tickets are available on the door (EFTPOS available - sorry no credit cards). There is social dancing throughout the weekend between competition events.

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.

MJPI Qualifying Event

The Christchurch Champs uses the points and levels of the Modern Jive Points Index which is an open system that comprises four levels.

Dancers enter a level according to how well they perform at competitions rather than which class they attend socially.