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Christchurch Modern Jive Championships

  • Doors open 8:30 a.m.
  • Judge & Competitor briefings from 9:00 a.m.
  • Competition starts 9:30 a.m.

This is the main day of the Christchurch Modern Jive Champs and one of the top Modern Jive events in the year attracting dancers from around New Zealand and Australia. With over 200 competitors it is also one of the largest competitions in Australasia.

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.

Everyone can stay at the venue for the duration of the day, over dinner we play a laid back mix of music that has been a hit over the years to allow people to dance with anyone around in the warm comfortable surroundings of the venue.

Saturday Competitors

The following competition categories are taking place on Saturday:

Competitor Tickets

Your competitor ticket gives you entry to both Saturday and Sunday, so even if you are only competing on Saturday you can still come to the venue on Sunday.

Number of Events
(Sat and Sun)
1 or 2 events$55.00
3 or 4 events$75.00
5 or more$95.00

Teams and Showcases each count as an event.

Saturday Spectators

The Christchurch Champs are one of the highlights of the Modern Jive calendar. In the past, judges from other dance styles have been blown away by the friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Friends, family, whanau are all welcome to attend as spectators. There is social dancing throughout the day between competition events.

  • Spectators will be issued with a wrist band.
  • Seating is unreserved but please allow some sharing of chairs as we expect many competitors and spectators.

Spectator Tickets

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

  • Your ticket is valid for the whole day.
  • Cost: $10.00

Saturday Programme

The first event on Saturday will start at 9:30 a.m. and we advise competitors to be ready at least 30 minutes before your first event.

A detailed running order will be available in the week before the competition. There will be opportunities for social dancing throughout the day.

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