Questions & Answers

These frequently asked questions are more related to the overall ‘weekender’ rather than the QMJC specifically.
For QMJC related Questions & Answers, please visit our QMJC Qustions & Answers page.

Each year we like to make improvements based on your feedback.
Here’s what’s happening at IGNITE & QMJC 2017.

IGNITE is, for our second year, being held at the iconic Gold Coast.
For those who want to really be part of the group and have everything in one convenient place, you can live on site.

2016 was more streamlined than ever before and you can expect even more streamlined tweaks for our QMJC in 2017.

Keeping it fresh, our 2017 extra events will include; Pro-Am, Reverse Role and Swaps ‘n’ Steals.

PRO-AM (previously we called it Mix n Match). To better reflect some tweaks to the rules, we are renaming this event at the QMJC. This is one of the most popular sections of competition, where our newer dancers get to dance with one of our most experienced dancers. (Please check our rules for this category to make sure you qualify as a teacher or student.)

REVERSE ROLE  Here’s your best chance to develop even more empathy for what the other person in your partnership usually has to do. If you’re the usual ‘lead’, you’ll have to ‘follow’ – and vice versa.

–  SWAPS n STEALS  Experiment and explore as you play swapping and stealing the lead and follow.

OVER 45s. There are lots of dancers aged over 40 who are able to cut it with people have their age. They are very competitive in the general freestyle categories, so we are leaving the minimum age requirement as per 2016, to 45s and over.

– In 2017, it’s open slather on filming your own footage of the heats, semi-finals and finals at the QMJC.

The simple answer is NO.

The rules are fairly close but some competitions choose to not run according to the rules the main modern jive company directors agreed upon a few years ago. So, it is your responsibility to check all rules and regulations before registering.

Furthermore, from time to time the conditions for progressing up the ranks at competition are slightly tightened or slightly relaxed as required to ensure a pool of fantastic dancers are competing at the upper levels. Please check carefully to ensure you register at the correct level.

YES. Absolutely!

Everyone is welcome to join us for a fabulous weekend celebrating Modern Jive. Your friends who don’t modern jive are very welcome to get up and boogie and they will love watching the dance routines and our Champions level dancers perform. A reminder too that Sunday night will be a spectacle of modern jive so bring your friends Sunday night to see the best dancers in action.

Since our new venue is very centrally located in Surfers Paradise, there is very minimal free on-road parking.

No. Due to Queensland liquor licensing laws you may not bring alcohol into any room we are using for IGNITE.

The bar will be open at the Mantra at reasonable prices.

Yes – very easily.

The Mantra is right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise but you can use TransLink for info if you’d like to go exploring.

Our Resources>>Visiting Us page.

TransLink Public Transport System in Brisbane & Gold Coast.

TransLink – http://translink.com.au/

Gold Coast City Council – Public Transport Info

For $10 a day you can get around the GC from the Airport at Cooloongatta to Surfer’s Paradise or even SeaWorld or Harbourtown Shops.

For $10 a day info.      Gold Coast G-Link Map

Airtrain

No. Competing is not for everyone but those of us who compete love it. There are levels for everyone from Beginners upwards. And, you’ll find everyone at Modern Jive events are always really supportive of everyone else doing well and having a great time. Ignite will also have workshops that are designed so that everyone gets something out of them. These workshops are with some of Australasia’s best dancers.

We’ve tried to put as much info here as possible but if you still have more questions you can check our page for competition related FAQs. If your question is still not answered, please call us on +61 412 174 111 or email dance@lestep.com.au. As we head towards the competition we will add more FAQs here.