Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
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Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
2 - 4 October 2020, Christchurch

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

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

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).

Key Dates 📆
Early Bird Ends Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 11:59 PM
Entries Close Friday, 25 Sep 2020 11:59 PM
Champs Start Friday, 2 Oct 2020 7:30 PM
Champs End Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 5:00 PM

If you're aiming to survive the whole weekend, give yourself a day off on Monday. Take time to recover and see how our new city is taking shape or visit some of the many attractions we have here.

Three Days

Each day is self-contained, you can attend any day or all three!

Friday Party and Showcases

The opening ceremony of the Champs! Here's where we welcome everyone to the Champs with dance party.

  • Large dance floor
  • Second themed room
  • Casual seating
  • Meet your Tuakana-Teina Lucky Dip and Lucky Dip Steals partners
  • Showcases from 9pm
  • Entry: $20 (we also have a 3 day Social Pass for $30)

We will also have dedicated practice rooms with music.

Saturday - DAY 2

This is the larger day. There will be dancers who have never competed before who'll be going out onto the floor for the first time and there'll be seasoned competitors looking to perform their best and perhaps take away one of our unique trophies.

  • We'll start around 9:30 a.m.
  • Dancing until midnight

There'll be plenty of social dancing including during the dinner break when we play a more laid back mix of music.

Spectator tickets are only $10 and are available on the door (cash and EFTPOS available - sorry no credit cards).

Sunday - DAY 3

Sunday has a different vibe and the new format introduced in 2018 proving to be very popular.

We have categories open to all competitors as well as some dedicated to Masters dancers (age 40 and over). There will be plenty of opportunity for social dancing during the day

Spectator tickets are only $10 and are available on the door (cash and EFTPOS available - sorry no credit cards).

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.