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Christchurch Modern Jive Championships

Christchurch Modern Jive Championships

The Christchurch Modern Jive Championships (or Chch Champs) is one of the most popular Modern Jive competitions in Australasia with over 200 competitors regularly attending.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our new venue for 2019: Papa Hou at the Central YMCA, 12 Hereford St, Christchurch.

We're very excited to continue with the 3 day format, however there's no need to attend all three days in order to attend or compete.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Deb, Matt, Becky and the rest of the Champs Team.

An Event to Remember

What you'll remember is not how many categories you entered but how you felt.

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

If you're aiming to survive the whole weekend, give yourself a day off on Monday, take time to recover and savour the amazing time you will have had.

If you're visiting take the time to have a look around on the Monday and see how our new city is taking shape or visit some of the many attractions we have here.

Everyone Welcome

Spectators, competitors and social dancers are all welcome to attend. There is social dancing throughout the weekend between competition events.



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

  • Early bird discount if you pay before Thursday, 31 Jan 11:59 pm.
  • Entries close Friday, 22 Mar 11:59 pm.

Spectators and Social Dancers

Tickets are available on the door (EFTPOS available - sorry no credit cards).

  • Saturday: $10.00
  • Sunday: $10.00

Friday - DAY 1

Welcome Party and Showcases
  • Champs Welcome Party at the competition venue
  • Showcases from 9pm
  • Judges Jack n Jill - judged by members of the audience!

Saturday - DAY 2

Main Competition: Freestyle, DWAS, Lucky Dip, Music Mashup, BOTS, Steals, Teams etc.
  • We'll start around 9:30 a.m.
  • Plenty of social dancing with people from around NZ and Australia.
  • You can stay at the venue over the dinner break to eat and / or dance to our chillout mix.

Sunday - DAY 3

140+, Triples, Aerials plus dedicated Masters Competition and final party

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

We'll have our 140+, triples and aerials categories open to all ages and also some dedicated age categories for the growing number of more mature dancers!

  • Clocks go back 1 hour so we all get an extra hour in bed!
  • Competition from around 11:00 a.m.
  • Final Party for social dancing


Chch Champs Group

Definitely join if you're interested in attending, competitors enjoyed the regular updates however all information will also be available on our website as well.

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

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Let your friends know you're attending and put this in your FB events calendar.

Chch Champs