Welcome to the sixteenth annual Australian Jitterbug Championships!

AJC aims to support the development of swing dance in Australia, honor the rich history of lindy hop and other jazz dances and celebrate the sheer fun of swinging out through competitive and social dancing. AJC 2018 is a big day/night affair, with competition heats in the afternoon and finals in the evening at the spectacular AJC Ball, featuring the music of Jason Downes’ Fine, Sweet & Tasty and plenty of social dancing. Be challenged as a competitor, inspired as a spectator, delighted by great swing music and dancing.

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Saturday 18th August


Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St. Abbotsford VIC 3067




3pm – 5.30pm (doors open at 2pm, heats commence 3pm)


Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St. Abbotsford VIC 3067

Competition divisions:

Where required, heats will be run from 3pm. While we cannot be certain until all registrations are finalised, we anticipate the events which may require heats will be:
* Advanced Merry-Go-Round
* AJC Merry-Go-Round
* Midstream Madness
* Solo Jazz/Charleston
* Strictly Balboa
* Strictly Blues
* Strictly Lindy
* Glenda Andrews Showcase



7pm – midnight (doors open at 6.30pm, )


Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St. Abbotsford VIC 3067


Jason Downes’ Fine, Sweet & Tasty.
All Finals will be held at the evening AJC Ball, with lots of social dancing to the band also.

Competitor Registrations Close:

Sunday 12th August 2018 – 6:00pm AEST. Closing times are very strict as the system automatically cuts off. Late entries may be considered and if accepted will incur a $25 late fee.

Please note: Event order and allocation is in DRAFT FORM ONLY. Running order and number of heats/finals will be confirmed to competitors after registrations close, when we know numbers of registered competitors and therefore which events require heats or will be instant finals etc. Significant changes to the allocation of events to Afternoon, Evening or Late Night will then be advised on the AJC website and other social media and on the night as needed.


Fast & Furious 2017
Solo Charleston 2017
Strictly Lindy 2017
Midstream Madness 2016
Shag 2016