This was such a hit that we're doing it again! Not only was the 140+ category immensely popular but also the entire feel of the day providing a different but just as enjoyable atmosphere as the Saturday.

At a glance:

  • Doors open 10 am
  • Competitor briefing at 10:00 am
  • Competition starts at 10:30 am
  • Finals finish by 3:30 pm
  • Prize giving at 3:45 pm
  • Dancing until 6 pm

We have categories open to all competitors as well as some dedicated to Masters dancers (age 40 and over). There will be plenty of opportunity for social dancing during the day


Like any Masters sporting event the emphasis is having fun, not taking ourselves too seriously and having a good party to round off the days events.

If you don't have a partner then enter Dance With A Stranger (DWAS) and / or Lucky Dip.

The music for the Masters categories will not only have popular current songs but also a good selection of Blues, Jazz, Latin as well as Pop and Rock spanning 5 decades.

Battle of the Ditch

This is a fun event first presented at the DanceMAD Champs in Melbourne 2018. New Zealand takes on Australia with couples from each level invited to battle it out on the dance floor.

Sunday Competition Categories

The following competition categories are taking place on Sunday:

Competitor Tickets

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

Your competitor ticket gives you entry to both Saturday and Sunday, so even if you are only competing on Sunday you can still attend Saturday as a spectator / social dancer.

No. of CategoriesCost
1 or 2$55.00
3 or 4$75.00
5 or 6$95.00
7 or more$115.00

Teams and Showcases each count as a category.

Sunday Spectators

The Christchurch Champs are one of the highlights of the Modern Jive calendar with many Sunday categories dedicated to Masters dancers with the main focus on having fun participating with other dancers from around New Zealand.

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

Sunday Programme

The action on Sunday starts at 10:30 am and we advise competitors to be ready at least 30 minutes before your first event.

There will be opportunities for social dancing throughout the day.