October 25th – 28th, 2024

Friday Welcome Party

We start the weekender with a huge dance party on the Friday night in Wellington High Schools’ Riley Centre. Come and dance with your old friends and some new friends you haven’t met yet!

Saturday Workshops

We have three workshops on Saturday that are taught by some of New Zealand and Australia’s most inspiring Modern Jive teachers. All workshops are suitable for beginner to intermediate level dancers. You don’t have to be a pro to get the most out of this weekender! We also allow a full half hour between workshops to just chill out, have something to eat, or maybe practice some of the moves or techniques that you’ve just been taught.

Fun Competition

Just to make things more interesting we like to run a fun competition on Labour weekend too, but we want to emphasise the fun bit, so instead of traditional competition categories we’re running Lucky Dip, Swaps & Steals, and our very own Dance Roulette. See the competition page for more details!

Saturday Dance Party

Simply is a fun social dance weekender, so we dedicate our Saturday night to a dance party.

Sunday Workshops

We have four workshops running throughout the day on Sunday, featuring more inspiring Modern Jive teachers from Australasia.

Villains Ball

The highlight of the weekend is the ball on Sunday night. This is held in the iconic Te Papa, and features a sumptuous three course meal. Your ball ticket also includes complementary professional photography by Amadeus NZ.

The theme this year is VILLAINS! Every story ever written features a villain. So choose your favourite bad guy or girl – and dress to impress, stun, or amaze.

Farewell Brunch

What better way to end the weekend is there than chilling out over a relaxed brunch at one of Wellingtons iconic spots. Come and join us at the Southern Cross to say goodbye, chill, and eat some comfort food.

See you there!