One of the biggest Modern Jive dance parties in Australasia awaits you in the heart of New Zealand's second largest city. The venue is centrally located and part of the YMCA.

  • Large dance floor
  • Casual seating
  • Licensed bar
  • Social dance with a judge
  • Showcases

Before the Showcases we will have a new events this year where audience members can enter a lucky draw to do a short social dance with a judge.

The following competition category is taking place on the Friday night:

We will also have dedicated rooms with music for practising Music Mashup, 140+ and Aerials.

Party Tickets

Party tickets are $20.00. If you have already paid your name will be on the door, just get checked in at the front desk otherwise entry is $20 (EFTPOS available but sorry no credit cards).

Early bird discount of 10% if you PAY before Friday, 31 Jan 2020 11:59 PM.

Gumboot Dance

Friday April 3rd is Gumboot Friday - this is an initiative run by "I Am Hope" and 2019 New Zealander of the Year, Mike King.

The #gumbootupnz campaign is helping to raise funds to offer free counselling for young people. As many of you will be aware, The Harry McLean Award for the best dressed couple in a Freestyle final reminds us of a lovely young dancer who loved to "suit up"; he also suffered from major depressive disorder after the Christchurch earthquakes, and we lost him to suicide in 2013.

In memory of Harry, and the many other dancers walking (and dancing) through the pain of depression, we wanted to have a gumboot dance on Friday the 3rd to raise awareness...you can BYO gummies, or maybe just dance as though you’re wearing your red tops.

If you want to donate to Gumboot Friday, you can do so here:

Friday Night Programme

Here are the general times for the Friday night.

TimeWhat's Happening
7 pmDoors open
7:30Party starts
8:50Social dance with a judge
9:00Showcases
11 pmFinish

A detailed running order for the weekend will be available in the week before the competition.

Dance Etiquette

Christchurch dancers are known to be very friendly and welcoming. Here are some tips from the section on Dance Etiquette on the main Fevah website that we use to help keep our dance community safe and friendly.

In General

Looking After Your Partner

Asking, Accepting, Declining a Dance

Appropriate / Inappropriate Behaviour

Dips, Drops, Leans

Floorcraft and Aerials

Chch Champs