Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
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Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
22 - 24 April 2022, 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
  • Bean bags

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).

The Champs are being held over ANZAC Weekend with ANZAC Day on the Monday after Champs.

Key Dates 📆
Entries Open Sunday, 9 Jan 2022 12:00 PM
Early Bird Ends Monday, 28 Feb 2022 11:59 PM
Entries Close Monday, 11 Apr 2022 11:59 PM
Champs Start Friday, 22 Apr 2022 7:30 PM
Champs End Sunday, 24 Apr 2022 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 Performances

The opening ceremony of the Champs! Here's where we welcome everyone to the Champs with dance party and be entertained by showcase and team performances.

  • Large dance floor
  • Casual seating
  • Meet your Lucky Dip partner
  • Showcases and Teams from 9pm
  • Entry: $20 (we also have a 3 day Social Pass for $30)
Saturday - DAY 2

Categories: Freestyle, DWAS, Music Mashup, Lucky Dip

  • 9:30 am start
  • 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

Categories: Big Moves, Break The Dial, Follows Blind, Steals, Masters Freestyle, Masters Lucky Dip

  • 10:30 am start
  • Dancing until 5pm

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.