Champs at a glance

All Modern Jive Dancers are invited to attend the Gold Coast Champs from 13th - 15th July 2018 and compete against some of the best dancers in Australia and New Zealand. 

***NEW TO THIS YEARS EVENT: The Public Votes - $500 to the most popular female dancer and $500 to the most popular male dancer.  Bring your support team and remember a vote for yourself.... with the addition of your spectating family and friends  you just might bag the cash.  ***Conditions Apply - Our Judges are excluded as being candidates / recipients of this category.

You won’t need to drive all over town for this event as the entire weekender is conveniently all at the one location....The newly renovated and centrally located Albert Waterways Community Centre in the bustling hub of Broadbeach.

The weekend comprises:

Our Friday Night Mega Dance Party and the first of our Workshops. We kick off Competition Events with Girls Blind and Lucky Dip Heats. Saturday sees the Championships in full swing and Sunday features  three workshops with our guest champion dancers and BBQ T-party dance.

 

  • Date & Starting Times

    Friday | Girls Blind | Lucky Dip Heats | Workshop | Dance Party

    Kick off: 6pm - 13th July 2018
    Don't miss Champion Dancers Sarah Jane Birtles and Shaun Diaz share their talents as they run the first of our weekend workshops.

    Saturday Competitions | Trophy Presentation

    Doors Open 10am - Start time: 11am * Subject to Change -14th July 2018. Be prepared for everything! Whether you are competing or spectating, the event will be sure to entertain and inspire.

    Sunday Workshops | Tea Party |
    BBQ Dinner

    Session Time: 10am to 6pm -15th July 2018. Learn from the masters then unwind with a social dance party and meal after a full weekend of Modern Jive entertainment.
  • Registration & Tickets

    Tickets

    Competition registration and General Admission tickets will be offered via the GC Champs online registration form. Competition Entries close the Midnight Saturday 7th July 2018. Social entry will still be available at the door.

    Prices

    • Early Bird Weekend Competitor Mega Pass: Open Competition Entry | Mega Friday Night All Pass | Saturday Competition Access Pass | Sunday Workshops | Tea Party | BBQ Pass - $130 - purchase and save * Offer ends 29th April 2018
    • Competition Fees : One Event Entry - $55 | Open Event Entry - $75 * You will also require a Mega Friday Night Pass if you are competition in Girls Blind and Lucky Dip Events
    • Friday: All inclusive | Workshops | Competition Social Pass | Mega Dance Party - $40
    • Friday: Social Access Pass after 8.30pm - $15
    • Saturday: Competition Social Pass - $15
    • Saturday & Sunday: Social Pass | Tea Party | BBQ - $25
    • Sunday: Workshop |Tea Party | BBQ - $40
    • Sunday: Social Entry |Tea Party | BBQ - $20
    • Non-Competitor Weekend Pass: Access All Areas | Mega Friday Night Pass | Saturday Social Access Pass | Sunday Workshop Tea Party BBQ Pass - $75 - purchase and save
    • Buffet Dinner: Saturday Only Bookings close 7th July 2018 - $30
    • GC Champs Merchandise: 2018 GC Champs Souvenir T-Shirts - $30
    • Private Lessons: Price on application
  • Category Information

    CATEGORY INFORMATION AND EVENT RULES

    Modern Jive competition is about being open, honest and fair in your decision to compete at a particular level. You should know what level you are – if in doubt, ask your teacher/director. It may not be possible to squeeze you into a lower level at the last minute so make sure you register at the correct level.

    • You must compete at the highest level of the couple.
    • In keeping the Championships fair and ethical, the organisers of this event reserve the right to change dancers’ level at their discretion.
    • Competitors may compete at one level of Freestyle only.
    • Competitors may compete at one level of DWAS only eg: you may not compete in Intermediate DWAS,and in Advanced DWAS.
    • Competitors can compete at a different level for different categories subject to you fitting the criteria for each level eg: You may compete at Advanced DWAS and Intermediate Plus Freestyle.
    • As long as they qualify, dancers may compete at one level lower than the highest level at which they have previously competed eg: If a competitor was forced to moved up a level last year because their partner at that time was in a higher level, they do not have to compete at the higher level again this year if they: 1. Did not place 2. Still qualify for a level one lower than the one at which they competed.
    • Competitors are to dance in a pre-determined lead/follow configuration for freestyle events and must not change rolls for the entirety of the category, any gender combination is permitted.
    • Competitors are to dance in a traditional lead and follow with the male as the lead and female as the follow in DWAS and Lucky Dip events.

    Champions (Masters)

    You can progress from Advanced to Champions if you have placed 1st in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, New Zealand & / or Perth in Advanced Freestyle.

    Special Dispensation - if you have not placed in Champions and have not competed in the last four years you are eligible to apply for dispensation to compete at Advanced at the discretion of the Directors.

    Teachers

    In all levels the Modern Jive teacher is eligible to dance one level higher than their current Modern Jive teaching level:

    • Beginner Progression Teachers can dance at Intermediate Plus level or above.
    • Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can dance at Intermediate Plus level or above.
    • Beginner Mainstream Teachers can dance at Intermediate Plus level or above.
    • Intermediate Mainstream Teachers can dance at Advanced level or above.
    • Advanced Mainstream / Specialised Workshops Teachers can dance at Advanced or above.
    • Directors / Professional Dancers can dance at a minimum of Advanced unless they are a winning Champions level dancer.
    • Hosts of the Championship are eligible to enter Teams only.

    Freestyle

    The Freestyle category will test the social dance skills of pre-arranged couples who will compete on the dance floor at one time, except for the spotlight dances.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.


    Levels

    Beginners: Danced Modern Jive for 12 months or less.

    Intermediate: Danced Modern Jive for 2 years or less.

    Intermediate Plus: Danced Modern Jive for over 2 years.

    Advanced: Placed 1st or 2nd in Intermediate Plus more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Champions: Placed 1st at Advanced level more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Over 40s: Each dancer must be aged 40 years or older.

    Dancing With A Stranger (DWAS)

    The DWAS category will test individual social dance skills whilst being paired with random partners. Females must dance as "followers" and males must dance as "leaders".  In all other categories any gender combination is permitted, with the understanding that this is NOT a Battle of the Sexes style competition and all competitors must execute moves and dress in costumes appropriate to the nature of the event. Any competitors not respecting this basic etiquette may be disqualified from the competition.

    There will be continuous partner changes approximately every 45 seconds so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.


    This category is judged and awarded as an individual.


    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male at Beginner, Intermediate, Intermediate Plus and Advanced levels.

    Champion’s trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd couples.

    Levels

    Beginners: Danced Modern Jive for 12 months or less.

    Intermediate : Danced Modern Jive for 2 years or less.

    Intermediate Plus: Danced Modern Jive for over 2 years.

    Advanced: Placed 1st or 2nd in Intermediate Plus more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Champions: Placed 1st at Advanced level more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Lucky Dip

    The Lucky Dip category will consist of pairing up a female partner to a male partner by random allocation on the day of the competition.

    Names will be drawn in a ‘lucky dip’ manner, which means you could end up being drawn with a partner of your own level, above or lower.

    This category is open to all levels from Beginner to Champion.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Mix n Match

    The Mix and Match category consists of couples comprising of a Mainstream Teacher partnered with an Intermediate or Beginner Student.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd to Mainstream Male Teacher and Intermediate or Beginner Female Student.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mainstream Female Teacher and Intermediate or Beginner Male Student.

    Girls Blind Beginners to Intermediate Plus

    The Girls Blind category comprises of couples whereby the "leader" partners a blindfolded "follower".

    Open to Beginners and Intermediate plus Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can enter here.

    *Note: This will be determined by the highest level dancer of the couple.

    Trophies will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Girls Blind Advanced to Champions

    The Girls Blind category comprises of couples whereby the "leader" partners a blindfolded "follower".

    Open to Advanced or Champion Dancer plus Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can enter here.

    *Note: This is determined by the highest level dancer in the couple.

    Trophies will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Girl Battle and Guy Battle - Please note this event will not be held 2018

    Both members of the couple must be the same gender.

    Girl only heats / finals and Guy only heats / finals.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Girl Battle and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Guy Battle.

    Cabaret

    The Cabaret category will showcase one couple at a time who will perform a choreographed routine to a song of their choice.

    Not open to Beginner level dancers.

    Song choices must be no less than 2.5 minutes and no more than 4 minutes.

    Timing starts from when the act commences.

    Steals are allowed.

    However a maximum of 3 people with only 2 people performing at any one time.

    *Note. The main 2 entrants must perform 90% of the dance performance and the third person will not receive any medal should the main entrants place in this category.

    Aerials are allowed and costumes are essential.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Teams

    The Teams division is open to all levels and will feature a minimum of 3 couples in a choreographed routine to a song of their choice.

    Song choices must be no less than 2.5 minutes and no more than 4 minutes.

    Timing starts from when the act commences.

    Aerials are allowed and costumes are essential.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

     

    DANCING WITH A STRANGER DWAS

    DWAS Beginner

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period of 0 to 12mths

    To be eligible you must have little or no previous dance experience. This level is judged on individual merit.

    Dancers Excluded

    If you placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at a higher level prior to these championships.

    Modern Jive Dance Teachers of any level.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: not allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 1 song

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

    Music Length

    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approximately every 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male.

    DWAS Intermediate

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period of 1 to 2 Years

    If you have won DWAS in a lower level you must move up a level if that win is more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: 2 per song

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 1 song

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

    Music Length

    2.5 – 4mins

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approx every 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage in this division and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Female and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male.

    DWAS Intermediate Plus

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period over 2 years

    Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can enter at this level.

    If you won DWAS in a lower level you must move up to a level if that win is more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Dancers Excluded

    If you teach Intermediate or higher Modern Jive classes and /or have placed 1st, 2nd, (not 3rd) in a National DWAS Championship at Intermediate Plus level or higher in the previous 12 months.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 1 song

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

    Music Length

    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approx every 45 seconds therefore competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage in this division, a semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female.

    DWAS Advanced

    Eligibility

    Recognised as an Advanced Dancer

    Intermediate and Advanced Modern Jive Teachers can enter at this level also.

    If you won DWAS in a lower level you must move up to a level if that win is more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    Dancers Excluded

    If you have placed 1st (not 2nd or 3rd) in a National  DWAS Championship at Advanced level or higher in the previous 12 months prior to this competition.

    Recognised as a Champion Dancer

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 1 song

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    3 – 4 mins

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approx every 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a reperchage in this division, a semi-final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female.

    DWAS Champions

    Eligibility

    Recognised as a Champions Dancer

    If you have placed 1st in a National DWAS Championships at Advanced level or higher more than 12 months prior to this competition.

    At the discretion of the Directors an Advanced couple can be invited to dance up.

    In the event they do not place they have the right to drop back down.

    Dancers Excluded

    Dancers of a Beginner or Intermediate level.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    Heats: 2.5 - 4 mins

    Final: 2 songs- 1-2 mins each song (see notes below)

    The Final

    Will consist of 2 songs. There will be 1 group song and one spotlight song chosen at random by event director for each couple.

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approx every 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage in this division and a final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual throughout the heats and repechage and as a couple in the finals.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    DWAS Open Gender / Open Level

    Eligibility

    This category is open to all levels.

    You may choose to lead or follow regardless of your gender however there are exceptions: Advanced and Champion Dancers must dance as: female - lead | male - follow.

    Please entre this section in the spirit in which it is intended.

    You may participate in this category as well as another DWAS category.

    Dancers Excluded

    NIL.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials:  not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 1 songs

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    Heats: 3 - 4 mins

    Final: 3 - 4

    The Final

    Will consist of  1 song only. 

    Other Notes

    Continuous partner changes occur approx every 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage in this division and a final.

    This category is judged and awarded as an individual throughout the heats and repechage and as a couple in the finals.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    FREESTYLE

    Beginner Freestyle

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period of 0 to 12 Months

    No or Little dance experience

    Dancers Excluded

    Modern Jive Teachers of any level

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: 1 per song

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 2 songs

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

     

    Music Length

    1.5 – 2.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be a repechage in this division and a final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Intermediate Freestyle

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period of 1 to 2 years

    Dancers Excluded

    Dancers who teach Modern Jive Classes and / or if you have placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in a National Championship at Intermediate level or higher more than 12 months prior to these championships.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 2 song

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

    Music Length

    1.5 – 2.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be a repechage in this division, a semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Intermediate Plus Freestyle

    Eligibility

    Danced Modern Jive for a period of 2 years plus dancing

    Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers are to enter at this level.

    Dancers Excluded

    Dancers who teach Intermediate or higher Modern Jive Classes and / or if you have placed 1st, 2nd (not 3rd) in a National Freestyle Championship at Intermediate Plus level or higher more than 12 months prior to these championships.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: 1 per song

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 2 songs

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    Current Top 40

    Music Length

    1.5 – 2.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be a repercharge in this division, a semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Advanced Freestyle

    Eligibility

    Recognised as an Advanced Dancer.

    Intermediate and Advanced Dance Teachers are to enter at this level

    Dancers Excluded

    If you have placed 1st (not 2nd, or 3rd) in a National Freestyle Championship at Advanced level or higher more than 12 months prior to these championships.

    Recognised as a Champion Dancer

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 2 songs

    Final: 1 group song and a 1 song Rapid Fire Spotlight Dance (see notes below).

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    1.5 – 2.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    There will be a repechage in this division, a semi final and final.

    The Rapid Fire Spotlight Dance will be danced to one song. All couples will remain on the dance floor for the duration of the Rapid Fire Spotlight, forming a semi-circle around each couple as they dance. Each couple will dance for 1 major phrase of the song (16 Modern Jive counts or 32 straight counts), after which they will return to the semi-circle as another couple moves into the middle to dance. This format will continue throughout the song until ALL couples have danced once.

    Champions Freestyle

    Eligibility

    Recognised as a Champions Dancer

    If you have placed 1st in a National Freestyle Championships at Advanced level or higher more than 12months prior to this competition.

    If the couples are multi levels, one member must be eligible for Champions and one can be Intermediate Plus or above if dancing up.

    At the discretion of the Directors an Advanced couples can be invited to dance up.

    In the event they do not place they have the right to drop back down.

    Dancers Excluded

    Dancers of a Beginner or Intermediate level. *This event does not exclude Intermediate Plus Level

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 2 songs

    Final: See Below

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    1.5 – 2.5 mins per song

    Finals: 1 group song 45 sec -1.5 mins, 2 director choice songs 30 sec – 1.5 mins per song and

    1 own choice 30 sec - 1.5 mins. (refer notes below)

    The Final

    There will be 1 group song, 2 Directors Choice songs and 1 Own song chosen from 3 songs provided by competitors before the event.

    Other Notes

    There will be a repechage in his division, a semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Mix n Match

    Eligibility

    One competitor must be a Beginner or Intermediate (not Intermediate Plus) dancer. Their partner must be a Director and / or a Teacher (not a Demo Teacher) of Modern Jive or a Champions or Advanced Dancer.

    Dancers Excluded

    Partners cannot be life/regular partners or performance dance partner.

    Partners cannot compete together in another category together in the Championships.

    Partners cannot compete together if they have previously competed together and placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at any Modern Jive Championship.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 songs

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    100 – 130 bpm

    Music Length

    Heats: 2 - 3.5 mins

    Final: 1 - 2 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be a repechage in this division, semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Beginner / Intermediate Female with Male Teacher and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Beginner / Intermediate  Male with Female Teacher.

    Over 40's

    Eligibility

    Both dancers must be over 40 years of age.

    Dancers Excluded

    The age of either partner is less than 40 years.

    * Partners cannot compete together in another category together the Championships.

    Champion Dancers can only partner with dancers at Intermediate Plus level or below.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 songs

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    100 – 140 bpm

    Music Length

    Heats: 2 -3.5 mins

    Finals: 1.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be no repechage in this division, only a semi final and final.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Lucky Dip

    The Lucky Dip category will consist of pairing up a "follower" partner to a male "lead" partner by random allocation on the day of the competition.

    Names will be drawn in a ‘lucky dip’ manner, which means you could end up being drawn with a partner of your own level, above or lower.

    This category is open to all levels from Beginner to Champion.

    Lucky Dip Eligibility

    Open to all levels of dancers from Beginners to Champions.

    Dancers Excluded

    None.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: Not allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Finals: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    Heats: 2 – 3.5 mins

    Finals: 1 – 2 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be NO repechage in this division, semi final and final. You must compete on Friday Night.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Competitor numbers will be strictly limited in this category.

    * Partners will not be determined until the day of the event.

    Girls Blind Beginner to Intermediate Plus

    Eligibility

    Beginners to Intermediate Plus years as well as  Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can enter here.

    *Note: This will be determined by the highest level dancer of the couple.

    The "follower" must be blindfolded.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    100 – 140 bpm

    Music Length

    Heats: 2 - 3.5 mins

    Final: 1.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be NO repechage in this division, only a semi final and final. You must compete Friday Night.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Girls Blind Advanced to Champions

    Eligibility

    Recognised as an Advanced or Champion Dancer and including Beginner Recap, Bridging / Intromediate Teachers can enter here. 

    *Note: This is determined by the highest level dancer in the couple.

    The "follower" must be blindfolded.

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 song

    Final: 2 songs

    Music Tempo

    100 – 140 bpm

    Music Length

    Heats: 2 - 3.5 mins

    Final: 1.5 mins per song

    Other Notes

    There will be NO repechage in this division, only a semi final and final. You must compete Friday Night.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Cabaret

    Eligibility

    One couple performing a choreographed piece to their choice of music.

    Lower levels must be endorsed via their company Director(s). We encourage these dancers to submit their routines early in order to receive appropriate feedback.

    The Aim

    The aim is to the move your audience through a journey with layering throughout the beginner, middle & end. The intent is that the dancers and their routine has a connection with the audience (costumes are essential).

    Dancers Excluded

    Dancers of Beginner Level

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Steals

    Allowed – Maximum of 3 people with only 2 people performing at any one time.

    *Note. The main two entrants must complete 90% of the dance performance and the third person will not receive any medal should the main entrants place in this category.

    Number of Songs

    Open choice

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    *Note Trophies will not be awarded to the "Steal" person.

    Teams

    Eligibility

    Minimum three couples performing a choreographed piece to their choice of music. Open to all levels.

    Teams are encouraged to be endorsed via their company Director(s).

    We encourage these dancers to submit their routines early in order to receive appropriate feedback.

    The Aim

    The aim is to the move your audience through a journey with layering throughout the beginner, middle & end.

    The intent is that the dancers and their routine has a connection with the audience (costumes are essential).

    Dancers Excluded

    Teams of less than 3 couples

    Aerials

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Open choice

    Music Tempo

    Open

    Music Length

    2.5 – 4 mins

    Timing starts from when the act commences.

    Other Notes

    This category is judged and awarded as a team.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

     

    ******Girl Battle | Guy Battle -  This event is not running at this years champs

    Eligibility

    Both members of the couple must be the same gender.

    Dancers Excluded

    Mixed Gender Couples

    Aerials (optional)

    Baby Aerials: allowed

    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs

    Heats: 1 songs

    Finals: 1 songs

    Music Tempo

    100 -130 bpm

    Music Length

    1.5 – 3 mins

    Other Notes

    Girl only heat / finals & guy only heats / finals.

    This category is judged and awarded as a couple.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd & 3rd Girl Battle, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Guy Battle

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CATEGORY INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

     

     

  • Rules & Regulations

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    JUDGING CRITERIA

    A panel of judges will undertake the judging of events. Everyone is welcome to compete and will be judged fairly. To encourage a fair environment and ensure that all competitors are judged solely on their dancing skills, performance ability and repertoire of moves, a team of judges from a

    variety of dance styles have been selected.

    Dancing with correct Modern Jive timing is integral to the foundations of Modern Jive and is an essential part of the dance. Particularly at Advanced and Champions Levels timing will be carefully scrutinized before other elements are considered.

    It is important to understand that the level at which you dance will indicate how much of each skill the judges are looking for e.g. at Beginner level the emphasis is on having FUN!

    The triple "T’s" form a broad overview but it can be useful to consider choreography and performance separately;

    1. Timing - Modern Jive timing will be considered before other elements of the dance.

    2. Teamwork – (Partnership) Connection with partner, the music (musicality) and the audience (showmanship/performance).

    3. Technique – Balance, lead/follow, active/passive lead/follow, frame, arm leads/body leads.

    4. Choreography –This includes a range of moves, variations, difficulty, innovation/creativity, style, use of lines/extensions and use of space. Furthermore choreography consists of musical interpretation, flow of dance/routines, clean execution of moves including dips/drops and aerials and the ability to genuinely freestyle in Freestyle and DWAS events. Combos are allowed but there should be evidence of true freestyling. Choreography of the overall routine is of high importance for Cabaret/Showcase and Team events.

    5. Performance – Showmanship, chemistry between the couple, animation, costuming/outfit and X factor.

    TIMING

    Points to remember:

    1. Modern Jive is a "double rhythm" dance (2 steps to two straight counts).

    2. Whilst it is not essential to take two steps every two counts, an understanding of core

    fundamentals should be visible.

    3. Modern Jive is danced on the downbeat. In a ‘Modern Jive count’ (and 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 etc.) each ‘position’ of the move happens on a number.

    4. Transitioning - moving between the positions of moves or moving between moves happens on the "and" count (unless syncopated).

    5. Modern Jive is a beat-based dance. It is not a rhythm-based dance such as cha cha. However, interpreting the rhythm of the music with flourishes are totally acceptable so long as you

    demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of the dance (i.e. dance on a downbeat).

    6. At the higher levels of competition it is expect to see flourishes, rhythmic interpretation, lyrical interpretation and syncopations but not to the expense of the fundamentals of the dance.

    DWAS

    DWAS includes all the above skills but in DWAS a lot of emphasis is placed on fun and on teamwork with your partner. Dancers should complement each other and work to expose their partner’s skill set.

    TEAMS

    Under this category, a minimum of 3 couples perform a pre-choreographed routine to a song of their choosing, where the group dances in synchronization and into different formations. This division is also judged using the three "T’s" and choreography and showmanship, however the criteria now apply to the team as a whole.

    BREACH OF RULES POLICY

    Determination of Breach of Rules

    - Three independent judges must report the incident to the head judge; when 3 judges flag a disqualification event a meeting is required.

    - The head judge will review the situation with the three or more judges reporting the incident.

    - Together, they will decide (by majority vote if necessary) to either;

    a) Take action as per the process for breaches of rules are listed below or;

    b) In the event of a "borderline or debatable infringement", may request the involvement of the Judging Panel in determining if there was a clear breach of rules before deciding (by majority vote) to proceed with the process outlined below.

    Breach of Rules in Heats, Repechage and Semi-Finals

    - The Head Judge will explain the breach of rules to the couple concerned

    - In the event of a first breach of rules during the qualification rounds the offending parties will be warned verbally and the competitor(s) who would have proceeded to the next round due to the disqualification will also be promoted to the next round.

    Right, only by a minimum 2/3 majority vote, to disqualify the offending couple immediately.

    Vote Procedure

    In all cases where decisions need to be put to a vote;

    - The Head Judge and other judges will avoid (where possible) mentioning the couple’s names and simply speak about the incident.

    - The vote will come from the entire judging panel for that heat/final.

    - Judges who did not actually witness the incident may choose to abstain from voting.

    - The head judge will not vote unless the head judge is part of the judging panel for that event.

    - The directors/organisers of the event will not vote, but must be consulted as to the implementation of the outcome.

    Policy for informing the other competitors and spectators

    Our aim is not to embarrass any competitors who may breach the rules but it is only fair to other competitors and spectators that they are informed of; any penalty or disqualification imposed, including the specific category and level of competition in which this occurred.

    Informing everyone immediately will also help educate the other competitors that the judges are prepared to enforce the rules of this competition and thereby act as an incentive to reading the rules and as a deterrent to flouting the rules.

    As soon as practically possible the Head Judge will;

    - notify the couple concerned that they were disqualified for a breach of the rules and explain why.

    The M.C. will;

    - announce that there was a penalty imposed and/or subsequent disqualification due to a further breach in the rules.

    - mention the Category and Level of Competition in which the breach occurred.

    The M.C. will NOT;

    - mention the couple’s name.

    Again, immediately prior to the overall presentation of Championship Awards;

    The M.C. will;

    - announce that there was a penalty imposed and/or subsequent disqualification due to a further breach in the rules.

    - mention the Category and Level of Competition in which the breach occurred.

    The M.C. will NOT;

    - mention the couple’s name.

    AERIALS

    Baby Aerial - The move is aerial by nature and the majority of either partner’s weight is below chest height of their partner

    Aerial - The move is aerial by nature and the majority of either partner’s weight is above chest height of their partner

    An aerial move will be deemed to have finished when at least one foot of the lifted partner touches the floor. As much as aerials are impressive to watch, couples performing a lot of aerials and little floor dancing will be marked lower. Be careful with aerials (this includes entries and exits) as if they are not performed cleanly and seamlessly they will be marked down.

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    Event Area:

    Entrances: Through the front foyer and registration area.

    Main Hall: Ground floor.

    Limited Parking: Onsite.

    Additional Parking: Available across the road at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre - please be aware that parking fees will apply if you choose this option!

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