Christchurch Modern Jive Championships
Full information will be available by the end of October

The Christchurch Modern Jive Championships is one of the biggest Modern Jive competitions in Australasia. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Hornby Working Mens Club , 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby, Christchurch.

The 2018 Champs is a 3 DAY event, however there's no need to attend all three days in order to compete.

  • DAY 1: Welcome Party, Showcases
  • DAY 2: Main Events: Freestyle, DWAS, Lucky Dip, Music Mashup, Teams etc.
  • DAY 3: Brunch, Masters Competition and Social Dancing, Aerials, 140+ (new category)

We're super excited with the slight change to the new format to allow us to get the most out of each day. Modern Jive has been in New Zealand for over 25 years and so there are plenty of dancers who will be thrilled to enter the first dedicated competition for anyone 40 or over with categories for 50+ and 60+.

You will need to have a ticket to enter the competition venue either as a competitor or spectator .

3 Days of Events

Friday - DAY 1: Party Time and Showcases

  • Champs Welcome Party (at the competition venue)
  • Showcases
  • Judges Jack n Jill - judged by members of the audience!
  • Delicious finger food.
  • Awesome atmosphere and hospitality.

Saturday - DAY 2: Main Competition

  • We'll start around 9:30am.
  • Plenty of social dancing with people from around NZ and Australia.
  • You can stay at the venue over the dinner break to have dinner and dance to our chillout mix.
  • No 45+ this year on the Saturday, all Masters categories will be held on Sunday (DAY 3).

Sunday - DAY 3: Masters Competition, Aerials, 140+

New for 2018! The growing number of more mature dancers means we can now run a dedicated group of events for a number of age categories. We'll also have our aerials category and a new 140+ category open to all ages where the music for the event will be over 140bpm to put the dancers through their paces.

  • Brunch
  • Competition with more age categories: 40+, 50+, 60+
  • Social Dancing

General Information

An Event to Remember

What you'll remember is not how many categories you entered but how you felt. So this is what we're committed to giving you:

  • Friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Great variety of music.
  • Fanatical attention to detail.
  • Unexpectedly good food (the club do great food!)

Points and Levels

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


Registration is required for anyone who wants to:

  • Enter the competition
  • Purchase spectator tickets
  • Purchase discounted Friday party tickets

After entries close:

  • You can still sign in to check your events.
  • Friday night and Spectator tickets will be available on the door.
  • Lunch and dinner bookings close.
  • We may allow the odd tweak due to injury, illness etc.

Facebook Group

This our group for our annual Modern Jive Championships weekend - one of the biggest modern jive events in Australasia. Definitely join if you're interested in competing!

This is a closed group so you can click on the "+ join group" button to send us a membership request.

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