• iDANCE CLASSIC
    14-16 JUN 2019
    Wellington

    Register for the iDance Classic

    iDance Wellington Modern Jive Dance Championships

  • iDANCE PARTY
    COMPETITION
    WORKSHOPS

iDANCE CLASSIC DATES

  • Fri 14 June 2019

    iDance Party - 7.00pm - Social dance party, and Swaps n Steals heats.

  • Sat 15 June 2019

    Competition - iDance Wellington Modern Jive Dance Championships.

  • Sun 16 June 2019

    Workshops by top modern jive dancers. 10.00am - 1.30pm

  • Registration Dates

    Registrations for the main competition will close Friday 31 May 2019.

    Competition Registrations: CLOSED
    Registrations for the competition are not yet open.

iDANCE CLASSIC EVENTS

  • Classic

    Freestyle / Levels 1-4
    DWAS / Levels 1-4

    Showcases / Levels 2-4
    Open Freestyle (Aerials) / Levels 3-4

    Beginners Teams / Levels 1-2
    Open Teams / Levels 1-4

    Masters: Freestyle, DWAS, Swaps n Steals

  • Fun

    Battle of the Sexes
    X-Factor (aka Ceroc-X)
    Infinity
    Lucky Dip
    Swaps n Steals
    Triples
    Over 45s


    All fun events are open to levels 1-4.
    Swaps n Steals is currently scheduled for Friday night.

iDANCE CLASSIC WORKSHOPS

Workshops details have not yet been confirmed.

iDANCE CLASSIC VENUES

  • Friday and Saturday Events

    Both the Friday Night iDance Party and the competition on Saturday will be held at:

    The Indian Cultual Centre
    48 Kemp Street
    Kilbirnie
    Wellington 6022

  • Sunday Workshops

    All three workshops will be in Drama 2 at Te Whaea.

    Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre
    11 Hutchison Road
    Newtown
    Wellington

iDANCE CLASSIC DETAILS

Registration

To register for the 2019 iDance Classic, please click the link below.

If you competed at the Wellington Ceroc Classic or Simply Ceroc Competitions before we changed to iDance, you will still have a user account in our system.

Levels

We have aligned with the Modern Jive Points Index (MJPI) to more fairly recognise dancers for their efforts at competitions. Significant analysis and data modelling was completed to produce the fairest and most effective points system possible, resulting in MJPI. It was first used by Fevah Modern Jive Christchurch in 2016, and was adopted by iDance Wellington in 2017.

The key concept of MJPI is to fairly reward competitors for their effort. Points awarded to competitors by MJPI vary depending on a number of factors, including: the type of event, the number of competitors, how far they progressed, and where they placed.

If you have competed at Fevah Modern Jive Christchurch from 2016, you will already be registered with the MJPI. We will check your MJPI registration to ensure you are entered in the correct level.

If you do not have a MJPI registration, we will create an MJPI registration for you. To tell us which grade you are in and how many points you should start with, simply select the level (1-4) and grade (A-L) that best matches the description of your highest competition achievements.

Level 1
A - never competed before
B - competed as a Newcomer once or twice and didn't make it to a final
C - competed as a Newcomer, three or more times OR progressed to a final
D - competed at Int B, but not made it into semi-finals

Level 2
E - competed at Int B, and progressed into semi-finals or final
F - competed at Int B, and placed in a final
G - competed at Int A, but not made it into a final

Level 3
H - competed at Int A, and made it into a final but didn't place
I - competed at Int A, and placed in a final
J - competed at Adv B

Level 4
K - competed at Adv A
L - competed at Champions or Masters

 

Points

You move up levels by earning points at every competition you enter. The number of points you earn will be determined by the type of event, how many rounds there are in that event, how far you progressed through the rounds, and whether or not you placed.

When your points exceed the upper limit of a level, you will level up and your points will reset to the base points of your new level for your next competition. e.g. If you are at Level 1 and score 75 points at a competition, you will start the next competition as Level 2 with a point score of 60. The points for each level are as follows:

Level 1: 0 - 59 points
Level 2: 60 - 249 points
Level 3: 250 - 499 points
Level 4: 500 points or more

Points are calculated for every event you enter at a competition. Only your highest point earning event at a single competition will count towards your MJPI points total. e.g. If you compete in three events and earn 18, 45, and 6 points in those events, your MJPI points score will be increased by 45 points.

Tier 1 Events
Freestyle and DWAS; earn between 10 and 100 points

Tier 2 Events
Aerials / Open; earn between 5 and 50 points

Tier 3 Events
BOTS, X-Factor, Infinity, Lucky Dip, Swaps n Steals, Triples, Showcases, and Teams; earn between 3 and 30 points

Rules

Modern Jive
This is a Modern Jive competition so we expect to see Modern Jive dancing with a concertina (in and out) type of movement. The beauty of Modern Jive is that it borrows from many dance styles and so we are likely to also see an influence from other styles on the move vocabulary and footwork used, but the dance should still appear to be mostly Modern Jive.

Partner Dance
Modern Jive is a partner dance and we require partners to remain in contact for most of the dance. When connection with your partner is broken it should be regained within 8 Modern Jive counts or competitors risk being penalised.

Floorcraft
Dancers will be allocated a position(s) on the floor which corresponds to the heat sheets. Although dancers do not have to stay in their allocated position throughout the dance, we do ask that you be mindful of other dancers around you and do not encroach on another dancers space. This skill is called floorcraft and poor use of it could result in a couple being penalised.

Dips, Drops, and Aerial Moves
We consider aerials (including lifts and acrobatics) to be moves where a dancer supports the weight of their partner with the aim to take them off the floor. Baby aerials are moves where the majority of the lifted partner's weight is at or below the chest height of the supporting partner. Full aerials are moves where the majority of the lifted partners weight is above the chest height of the supporting partner. Refer to the table below what is permitted in each event.

Judging Criteria
Competitors will be judged on a number of criteria. In all events judges will be looking for Timing, Technique, Partnership, Musicality, and Moves. For teams and showcases judges will also look for Choreography, Teamwork, and Performance.

Music & Choreography
Teams and showcases should be choreographed to a known predefined piece of music. In all other events couples will dance to an undisclosed piece of music chosen by the competition organiser. Couples dancing finals at higher levels may get two tracks of different speeds. Dancing should be freestyle and judges will be looking for non-sequenced dancing. Obvious use of choreographed or repeated sequences of moves may result in a couple being penalised.

Gender
Freestyle, DWAS, Lucky Dip, and Over 45s must be entered as a male lead and a female follow. Same sex couples may enter BOTS, X Factor and Infinity. Triples and Swaps n Steals may be a threesome of any combination (whatever floats your boat).

Freestyle
Dancers enter as a couple, with a male lead and a female follow. A couple must dance in the level of the highest level dancer in the partnership. Level 4 finals will have a combination of a slow song, fast song, and either spotlights or dance-off. Competition organisers reserve the right to invite the highest level couples in Level 4 to dance in a separate event if it appears this will enhance the competition.

DWAS
Dancers enter this event as an individual at their own personal competition level. Women will change partners at intervals of 30 seconds until they have danced with all of the men in that heat Men and women are judged separately. The judges will however be looking at how you interact as a partnership. Competition organisers reserve the right to invite the highest level couples in Level 4 to dance in a separate event if it appears this will enhance the competition.

X Factor
The following beginners moves are allowed in X Factor: Basket, Break Thru, First Move, Loop Thrus, Manhatten, Mans/Short Comb, Mans Spin, New Yorker, Step Across, Wurlitzer, Yoyo. We consider turns and returns, both static and travelling (also known as left side pass, and right side pass) not to be moves but just end and beginnings of moves so are 100% allowable. Also there is no limitation on the number of spins, held or free as long as they are part of one of the above moves. Dancers may be disqualified for moves not listed here.

Infinity
The dancing couple start in a two-handed hold; either standard hand hold (left-right) or crossed hand hold (left-left/right-right). The same hold must be maintained throughout the entire dance. A couple will be disqualified if they let go of their hand hold, or swap between a standard hand hold and a crossed hand hold. Infinity spins are not allowed as you must release your hand hold to complete the spin.

Swaps n Steals
Two leads and one follow register together. Only one lead and one follow will dance together at a time. The spare lead will steal the follow from the dancing lead. The dancing lead can also swap the follow to the spare lead. The steal or swap must be done in a way that doesn't interrupt the flow of the dance.

BOTS (Battle of the Sexes)
One lead and one follow of the same gender enter together and dance freestyle.

Classic Events Dips &
Drops
Baby
Aerials
Full
Aerials
Death
Spirals
Freestyle / Level 1
Freestyle / Level 2
Freestyle / Levels 3-4
DWAS / Level 1
DWAS / Levels 2-4
Fun Events Dips &
Drops
Baby
Aerials
Full
Aerials
Death
Spirals
BOTS
Infinity
Swaps n Steals
Over 45s
Triples
X-Factor
Performances Dips &
Drops
Baby
Aerials
Full
Aerials
Death
Spirals
Open Freestyle (Aerials)
Showcase
Teams / Beginners
Teams / Open

2017 Results

Classic / DWAS First Second Third
Level 1 Edward Atkins
Lucy Wojcik
Christian Jordan
Angelina Amitrano
Tuan Le
Nadiya Tyshetska
Level 2 Jacob Van Zelderen
Alysha Akula
Trent Pedley
Hannah Burgess
Sam Hayes
Christina Underhill
Level 3 >Dayly MacLean
Jenny Atkins
Mathew Flemmer
Annie Freeman
Tom Swarbrick
Rosie O'Connor
Level 4 Yuvesh Sharma
Ondine Roxburgh
Gavin Brady
Rebekah Reid
Peter Randrup
Hazel Barrer
 
Classic / Freestyle First Second Third
Level 1 Tuan Le
Lucy Wojcik
Hamish Wilson
Janelle O'Connor
Michael Gabriel
Grace Duxfield
Level 2 Jacob Van Zelderen
Moran Curry
Jason Astley
Lia van den Kerkhof
Scott Curtis
Alysha Akula
Level 3 Mathew Flemmer
Jenny Atkins
Daryl McLean
Jennifer Zaslona
Tom Swarbrick
Kirsty Prattley
Level 4 Gavin Brady
Hazel Barrer
Yuvesh Sharma
Amanda Gourley
Jason Kiesanowski
Ondine Roxburgh
 
Performance First Second Third
Open Freestyle George Ciprian
Michaela Cullimore
Peter Williams
Jenni Collingwood
Julian McCracken
Miki Emmitt
Showcase Ben Jury
Zoe Husband
Keita Twist
Michelle Poland
 
Teams Fevah Christchurch
Survivor
iDance Wellington
Team Teen
 
Musicality Challenge Judge's Choice Gavin Brady
Hazel Barrer
Sam Larsen
Rebekah Reid
Yuvesh Sharma
Amanda Gourley
Musicality Challenge People's Choice Yuvesh Sharma
Amanda Gourley
Sam Larsen
Rebekah Reid
Gavin Brady
Hazel Barrer
 
Fun First Second Third
Battle of the Sexes Jenny Atkins
Kirsty Prattley
Brad Harris
Jason Kiesanowski
Alice Finch
Rebekah Reid
Infinity Mathew Flemmer
Kirsty Prattley
Jason Kiesanowski
Hannah Burgess
Sam Larsen
Sarah Gilmour
Lucky Dip Gavin Brady
Zoe Green
Guido von Mulert
Jenny Atkins
Yuvesh Sharma
Alysha Akula
Swaps n Steals Alan Yueng
Hazel Barrer
Max Westbury
Tom Swarbrick
Klaudia Courteney
Thomas Sturman
Brad Harris
Darah Gilmour
Peter Randrup
Triples Hannah Phillips
Jenny Atkins
Kirsty Prattley
Sam Larsen
Annie Freeman
Rebekah Reid
Grant Green
Denise Green
Zoe Green
X Factor Tom Swarbrick
Amanda Gourley
Mathew Flemmer
Alice Finch
Guido von Mulert
Annie Freeman

2018 Results

Classic / DWAS First Second Third
Level 1 Greg Hicks
Aly Gardiner
Blake Bedford-Palmer
Naomi Holt
Chris Elliot
Joanna Copedo
Level 2 Ryan deRuyter
Kirsty Ammundsen
Jeff Churchward
Ren Pritchard
Thomas Gane
Lucy Wojcik
Level 3 Tyro Underhill
Jennifer Zaslona
Rhys Fallavollita
Hannah Phillips
Jacob Van Zelderen
Klaudia Courteney
Level 4 Damon Manning
Kirsty Prattley
Peter Randrup
Annie Freeman
Tom Swarbrick
Sarah Gilmour
Masters Gavin Brady
Jenny Atkins
Nathan van Rij
Alice Finch
Tim Maleevsky
Hazel Barrer
 
Classic / Freestyle First Second Third
Level 1 Greg Hicks
Aly Gardiner
Daniel Campbell
Vicky Shuker
Blake Bedford-Palmer
Nicole Hailwood
Level 2 Tony Cheng
Lucy Smith
Scott Curtis
Alysha Akula-Gray
Edward Atkins
Janelle O'Connor
Level 3 Ryan deRuyter
Hannah Phillips
Thomas Sturman
Hannah Burgess
Rhys Fallavollita
Kelsea Whyte
Level 4 Peter Randrup
Emma Reeve
Damon Manning
Annie Freeman
Guido von Mulert
Cherise Tan
Masters Mathew Flemmer
Jenmny Atkins
Gavin Brady
Hazel Barrer
Nathan van Rij
Alice Finch
 
Performance First Second Third
Open Freestyle Mathew Flemmer
Jenny Atkins
Julian MacCracken
Nadiya Tyshetska
Rhys Fallavollita
Kirsty Prattley
Showcase Peter Randrup
Lucy Smith
   
Teams Move Dance Company
Team Jukebox
   
 
Fun First Second Third
Battle of the Sexes Jenny Atkins
Kirsty Prattley
Damon Manning
Guido von Mulert
Annie Freeman
Cherise Tan
Infinity Damon Manning
Cherise Tan
Guido von Mulert
Rebekah Holt
Tom Swarbrick
Kirsty Ammundsen
Lucky Dip Gavin Brady
Alysha Akula-Gray
Tyro Underhill
Lucy Smith
Brad Harris
Angelina Amitrano
Over 45s Freestyle Peter Williams
Jenni Collingwood
Matt Robinson
Janine Burns
Jeff Churchward
Jo George-Scott
Swaps n Steals Brad Harris
Sarah Gilmour
James Steel
Damon Manning
Cherise Tan
Guido von Mulert
Peter Randrup
Lucy Smith
Sam Larsen
Triples Tom Swarbrick
Kirsty Prattley
Alice Finch
Cherise Tan
Jenny Atkins
Rebekah Holt
Tyro Underhill
Klaudia Courteney
Jennifer Zaslona
X Factor Guido von Mulert
Annie Freeman
Dammon Manning
Emma Reeve
Rhys Fallavollita
Kirsty Prattley