Champs at a glance

All Modern Jive Dancers are invited to attend the Gold Coast Champs from 12th - 14th July 2019 and compete against some of the best dancers in Australia and New Zealand. 

This years Gold Coast Champs is going to provide an exciting new platform where dancers can demonstrate their dance expertise, learn from their experiences and grow. Oh, and did we forget to mention there are of course fantastic awards and prizes to be won!

What makes this years Champs different from past years competitions you ask ?

1. We will kick off the event on Friday Night with Workshop One followed by our Friday Night Dance Party. Saturday and Sunday see Workshops run...ning as the first part of the program with competition events running across both days. So ensure your return flights home aren't booked til later on Sunday evening or simply why not stay another night and enjoy what the Gold Coast has to offer its visitors!

2. We have moved to the Modern Jive Points Index System.

The Modern Jive Points Index (MJPI) is a system to track the progress of competitors in Modern Jive dance competitions. When dancers enrol in the system they will be allocated a number of points that represents where they are in their competition journey and corresponds to one of four levels of competition:

Level Dancer / Competitor
1 Newcomer / Beginner
2 Intermediate
3 Experienced /Early Advanced /Intermediate +
4 Advanced / Champion
5 Invitational ONLY

Details of how to calculate your Competitior "Level " will be found by clicking the link below.

https://fevah.dance/mjpi

The Gold Coast Champs Crew are all well established professionals that have strived to provide an unforgettable experience for our modern jive dancer family. As soon as you walk through the door at our dance competition you’ll definitely feel the excitement and electricity!

When you join us at the Gold Coast Champs you’ll have the opportunity to show off your talents to our extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic judging panel. Each judge will be eager to see the passion and dedication you have for dance, which of course you have worked hard to achieve. Get into the moment; show us your best moves, and most of all enjoy it!

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. Saturday and Sunday sees the Championships in full swing. Three workshops with our guest champion dancers will be run across three days. Workshop One Friday Night, Workshop Two Saturday 11 am  with Workshop Three taking place 10 am Sunday. The weekend of events concludes with our BBQ T-party dance.

 

  • Date & Starting Times

    Friday Registration Desk Opens | Workshop One | Dance Party

    Kick off: 7pm 12th July 2019
    Don't miss Champion Dancers Ali Rowe and Jason Sullivan share their talents as they run the first of our weekend workshops. Our Mega Friday Night Dance Party will provide time to polish those dance moves.

    Saturday Workshop Two | Competition Kicks Off | Dance Party

    Doors Open 10 am - Start time: 11 am 13th July 2019. Be prepared for everything! Whether you are competing or spectating, our Workshop Two featuring Shaun Diaz and Sarah Jane Birtles will be sure to entertain and inspire.

    Sunday Workshop Three | Competition Continues | Trohies | BBQ T-Party

    Doors Open:10 am 14th July 2019. Learn from the masters Emma Joy Priest & Matt Robinson followed by more events finals and Trophies.Then unwind with a social dance party and meal after a full weekend of M.J. 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 8th July 2019. Social entry available at the door.

    Prices

    • Early Bird Weekend Competitor Mega Pass: Open Competition Entry | Friday, Saturday & Sunday Competition Access Pass | Workshops | Dance Party | BBQ Pass - $140 - purchase and save * Offer ends 30th April 2019. Entry fee raises to $160
    • Competition Fees : One Event Entry - $90
    • Friday: Mega Dance Party - $15
    • Saturday: Social Pass - $15
    • Sunday: Social Pass | Tea Party | BBQ - $20
    • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Workshop | Social Pass | |Tea Party | BBQ - $80
    • Sunday: Social Entry |Tea Party | BBQ - $20 available at the door
    • GC Champs Merchandise: 2019 GC Champs Souvenir T-Shirts - $35
    • Private Lessons: Price on application
  • Category Information

    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.

    Modern Jive Points Index
    Please register for MJPI at https://fevah.dance/mjpi and quote your MJPI code when registering
    To see what level to register as please see below

    Level 1
    a) I have never competed before.
    b) Beginner - I have competed once or twice but didn't make it to a final.
    c) Beginner - I have competed three or more times or progressed to a final.
    d) Intermediate - I have competed but did not make it to semi-finals.

    Level 2
    e) Intermediate - I have progressed to semi-final or final.
    f) Intermediate - I have placed in a final.
    g) Intermediate - I have competed but did not make it to a final.

    Level 3
    h) Intermediate Plus - I have made it to a final but didn't place.
    i) Intermediate Plus - I have placed in a final.
    j) Advanced - I have competed but did not make it to a final.
    k) Advanced - I have made it to a final but didn't place.

    Level 4
    l) Advanced - I have placed in a final.
    m) Champion

    Level 5 – This is an Invitational only 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
    • Competitors can compete at a different level for different categories subject to you fitting the criteria
    for each level eg: You may compete at Level 4 DWAS and Level 3 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 all events and must not change rolls for the entirety of the category, any gender combination is permitted.

    TEACHERS

    • Host of the Championship are eligible to enter Teams only


    DANCING WITH A STRANGER DWAS

    DWAS Level 1
    Judging
    This level is judged on individual merit.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: not allowed
    Full Aerials: not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 1 song

    Music Length
    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes
    Continuous partner changes occur approx. every 30 - 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be 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 Level 2

    Judging
    This level is judged on individual merit.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: 2 per song
    Full Aerials: not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 1 song

    Music Length
    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes
    Continuous partner changes occur approx. every 3- - 45 seconds, so competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be 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 Level 3

    Judging
    This level is judged on individual merit.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 1 song

    Music Length
    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes
    Continuous partner changes occur approx. every 60 seconds therefore competitors get to dance with most, if not all, the possible DWAS partners in each heat.

    There will be a repechage, a semi-final and final.

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

    DWAS Level 4

    Judging
    This level is judged on individual merit.

    Aerials:
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 1 song

    Music Length
    3 – 4 mins

    Other Notes
    Continuous partner changes occur approx. every 30 - 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, a semi final and final.

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

    DWAS Level 5 *** Invitational ONLY

    Judging
    In finals judged as a couple

    Aerials:
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    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

    There will be only a final in this division.

    Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    FREESTYLE

    Level 1 Freestyle

    Aerials:
    Baby Aerials: 1 per song
    Full Aerials: not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 songs
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    1.5 – 3 mins per song

    Other Notes
    There will be repechage and a final.
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Level 2 Freestyle

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 songs
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    1.5 – 3 mins per song

    Other Notes There will be repechage in this division, semi-final and final.
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    Level 3 Freestyle

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed Full Aerials: 1 per song

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 songs
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    1.5 – 3 mins per song

    Other Notes
    There will be repechage, semi-final and final.
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Level 4 Freestyle

    Aerials
    Baby and Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 songs
    Final: 1 group song, 1 spotlight song and 1 song Rapid Fire Spotlight dance (see notes below).

    Music Length
    1.5 – 3 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.

    Spotlight Song
    1 Own song chosen from 3 songs provided by competitors before the event. If competitors do not provide a spotlight song for final then one will be provided by the event organizational team (This will be a punishment song)

    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.


    Level 5 Freestyle *** Invitational ONLY

    Aerials
    Baby and Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs Final: See Below

    Music Length
    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. If competitors do not provide a spotlight song for the final then one will be provided by the event organization team. ( This will be a punishment song).

    Other Notes
    There will be only a final in this division
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Mix n Match

    Eligibility
    One competitor must be a Level 1 or Level 2 (not Level 3) dancer. Their partner must be a Director and / or a teacher (not a demo teacher) of Modern Jive or a Level 4 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 song
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    Heats: 2 – 3.5 mins
    Final: 1 – 2 mins per song

    Other Notes
    There will be no repechage in this division, only heats, semi final and final. This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd Level 1 / 2 Follow with Lead teacher and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Level 1 / 2 Lead with Follow 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 in the Championships.
    Level 4 dancers can only partner with dancers at level 3 or below.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 2 songs

    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.
    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 follow partner to a 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.

    Lucky Dip Eligibility
    Open to all levels of dancers from Level 1 to Level 4.

    Dancers Excluded
    None.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: Not allowed
    Full Aerials: Not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Finals: 2 songs

    Music Length
    Heats: 2 – 3.5 mins
    Finals: 1 – 2 mins per song

    Other Notes
    There will be no repechage, only heats, semi-finals and final. 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.


    Follow Blind Level 1 to Level 2

    Eligibility
    Level 1 and Level 2 can enter here. Note: This will be determined by the highest level dancer of the couple.

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    Heats: 2 – 3.5 mins
    Final: 1.5 mins per song

    Other Notes
    The follow must be blindfolded.
    There will be no repercharge, only heats, semi-finals and final.
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.


    Follow Blind Level 3 and Level 4

    Eligibility
    Recognised as a Level 3 or Level 4 dancer.
    Note: This is determined by the highest level dancer in the couple

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: not allowed

    Number of Songs
    Heats: 1 song
    Final: 2 songs

    Music Length
    Heats: 2 – 3.5 mins
    Final: 1.5 mins per song

    Other Notes
    The follow must be blindfolded.
    There will be no repechage in this division, only heats, semi finals and final.
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Throw Down *** Lucky Dip Style Event

    Eligibility
    One randomly selected couple recognised as a Level 3 to Level 4 dancers.
    Note: This is determined by the lowest level dancer in the couple

    Aerials
    Baby Aerials: allowed
    Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    1 song

    Music Length
    1.5 - 2 mins per song

    Other Notes

    Places are strictly limited to 12 couples.

    There will be no repecharge, semi final only a final.

    A song is provided at random on the Friday night of the competition for competitors to choreograph a routine for presentation on the Saturday of the competition.

    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.
    Level 2 dancers 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 have a connection with the audience (costumes are essential).

    Dancers Excluded
    Dancers of Level 1

    Aerials
    Baby and Full Aerials: allowed

    Number of Songs
    Open choice

    Music Length
    2.5 – 4 mins of dancing time

    Other Notes
    This category is judged and awarded as a couple. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.


    Teams

    Eligibility
    Minimum three couple 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 have 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 Length
    2.5 – 4 mins

    Other Notes
    This category is judged and awarded as a team. Trophies awarded as 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

    Extended Notes for choreographed routines *** Acknowledgement to Julie Gunn from CMJ Sydney for clarification and guidance of this event rulings.

    Choreographed routines must show clear demonstration of a combination of the Modern Jive fundamentals the majority of the time during the dance. Modern Jive fundamentals include:

    - connection to a partner
    - concertina motion
    - consistent timing based on directional lead/movement on the upbeat

    These fundamentals must be demonstrated by all participants in the routine and are encouraged to be enhanced by, not overtaken by, other elements such as breakaway dancing and other movement/styling that may or may not be borrowed from other dance styles, as long as these elements are used to show good interpretation of the chosen music, and sufficient evidence of the listed fundamentals are present for the majority of the routine in the judge’s opinion. Examples of elements choreographers are encouraged to incorporate to provide variety and entertainment in their routine include:

    - Dips/Drops
    - Aerials (Baby and/or Full)
    - a limited amount of Breakaway Movement
    - Formation Changes (Teams)
    - Partner Swaps (Teams)

    While there is no fixed percentage of Modern Jive content required, judges will essentially be scoring routines highest that are a combination of the following (in no particular order):

    - overall recognizable as Modern Jive for a Modern Jive dance competition
    - showing evidence of a combination of the fundamentals the majority of the time
    - well choreographed
    - well executed
    - using music with a time signature that allows the fundamentals to be easily identifiable

    Choreographers should consider that routines including any of the following elements may not be scored as highly as routines that demonstrate a higher quota of Modern Jive dancing:

    - use of non musical narrative
    - choreography for dancers to remain still and/or enter/exit the floor mid routine
    - breakaway dancing for more than two consecutive minor phrases
    - routines at the minimum allowable duration

    These rules are designed to encourage creativity in choreography however it must be stressed that this is a Modern Jive competition and evidence of the listed Modern Jive fundamentals must be demonstrated the majority of the time.

    In addition competitors are advised to understand that judges will have different opinions and may place higher importance on some elements than others. Hence the recommendation for variety in routines and the existence of an entire panel of judges to arrive at a final combined result.

  • Rules & 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. *** Judges will be looking for Modern Jive above all else - notwithstanding this there is no a minimal percentage of modern jive has set.

    *** All other categories must consist of 90% Modern Jive.

    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 to 5 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.

    Extended Notes for choreographed routines *** Acknowledgement to Julie Gunn from CMJ Sydney for clarification and guidance of this event rulings.

    Choreographed routines must show clear demonstration of a combination of the Modern Jive fundamentals the majority of the time during the dance. Modern Jive fundamentals include:

    - connection to a partner 
    - concertina motion 
    - consistent timing based on directional lead/movement on the upbeat

    These fundamentals must be demonstrated by all participants in the routine and are encouraged to be enhanced by, not overtaken by, other elements such as breakaway dancing and other movement/styling that may or may not be borrowed from other dance styles, as long as these elements are used to show good interpretation of the chosen music, and sufficient evidence of the listed fundamentals are present for the majority of the routine in the judge’s opinion. Examples of elements choreographers are encouraged to incorporate to provide variety and entertainment in their routine include:

    - Dips/Drops 
    - Aerials (Baby and/or Full) 
    - a limited amount of Breakaway Movement 
    - Formation Changes (Teams) 
    - Partner Swaps (Teams)

    While there is no fixed percentage of Modern Jive content required, judges will essentially be scoring routines highest that are a combination of the following (in no particular order):

    - overall recognizable as Modern Jive for a Modern Jive dance competition 
    - showing evidence of a combination of the fundamentals the majority of the time 
    - well choreographed 
    - well executed 
    - using music with a time signature that allows the fundamentals to be easily identifiable

    Choreographers should consider that routines including any of the following elements may not be scored as highly as routines that demonstrate a higher quota of Modern Jive dancing:

    - use of non musical narrative 
    - choreography for dancers to remain still and/or enter/exit the floor mid routine 
    - breakaway dancing for more than two consecutive minor phrases 
    - routines at the minimum allowable duration

    These rules are designed to encourage creativity in choreography however it must be stressed that this is a Modern Jive competition and evidence of the listed Modern Jive fundamentals must be demonstrated the majority of the time.

    In addition competitors are advised to understand that judges will have different opinions and may place higher importance on some elements than others. Hence the recommendation for variety in routines and the existence of an entire panel of judges to arrive at a final combined result.

     

    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 couples 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

    Full 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.

     

    ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM


    I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. 
    I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. 
    I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. 
    In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: 
    (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Gold Coast Champs, (GCC) / Move Your Body Dance Company (MYB) and/or their directors, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers; 
    (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise. 
    I acknowledge that GCC and MYB and their directors, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf. 
    I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers. 
    I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. 
    I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, sponsors, organizers, and assigns. 
    The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. 
    I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND BY TICKING THE "I ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BOX ON THE GCC REGISTRATION FORM" I ELECTRONICALLY SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

     

     Entry to the Venue Conditions

     

    GENERAL VENUE ENTRY

    Management reserves the right to prohibit entry and evict persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behaviour, vandalism or evade admission charges. Management has the right to refuse entry to patrons carrying prohibited items, or confiscate those items. Breaches of the rules constituting offences may see you disqualified from entry and any competition events you have entered., By entering the Gold Coast Champs you agree to: - Retain your ticket at all times; and - Follow any lawful staff instruction. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person who does not comply with the conditions of entry. Management, through the venue's nominated security contractor or its staff, reserves the right to conduct bag and body searches. To ensure both participant and spectator safety, unauthorized entry to the stage and judging areas is prohibited (penalties apply).

    Offensive, discriminatory or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in offending patrons being evicted Under the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Qld) smoking is prohibited in all areas of the venue. Patrons who smoke within the venue commit an offence under that Act, to which fines apply, and may be evicted from the venue. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12 while within the venue.

    BAG CHECKING

    Security personnel will be deployed at all public entry points from the time they are open, and assigned specific bag searching roles. Security personnel will request that all patrons carrying bags into the venue open them for inspection. Patrons refusing to consent to a bag search may be refused entry into the venue. Items confiscated at the door may be collected from the door staff when the patron exits the venue. No alcohol confiscated will be returned to patrons. Patrons lodging items that have been confiscated will be issued with a ticket that they are required to present when collecting their items on their departure from the venue.

    FOOD

    Patrons may bring homemade food items to the venue if they are packaged appropriately, and the items can be viewed by security if requested. Deliveries and product from external caterers and commercial outlets are not permitted and will be confiscated and disposed of upon entry to the venue.

    BEVERAGES – ALCOHOL

    Alcoholic beverages must not be taken into or out of the venue. It is an offence for minors to purchase or consume alcohol or for persons to supply alcohol to minors. Alcohol may only be consumed in clearly marked areas of the venue.  It is a condition of the liquor licence for the venue that liquor cannot be brought onto the grounds. Persons, other than the licensee, found bringing liquor onto the grounds are liable for an on the spot fine for breaching the Liquor Act 1992.

    BEVERAGES - OTHER

    All beverage items must have an unbroken seal and must not be contained within a glass container or within a can. Plastic or cardboard containers are suggested forms of beverage containment. Thermoses containing tea and coffee are allowed. These may be checked by security for liquor licensing reasons.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Venue & Arrival

    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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When & Where

12 - 14 July 2019 Albert Waterways Community Centre 61 Sunshine Blvd Broadbeach Q.

 

 

About Us

Move Your Body Dance Company the Home of Only Modern Jive on the Gold Coast is proud to host it's 7th Modern Jive Championships.

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  Jason 0402 218 711