The Pink Jukebox Trophy
The 2017 Pink Jukebox Trophy will take place at the Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 18th February 2017. More details will follow later in the 2016. The information below is from the 2016 competition.
To comply with current equality legislation for 2016, we are forming the Pink Jukebox Trophy Association.
Those who wish to compete in the Pink Jukebox Trophy Competition in 2016 must register to join the Pink Jukebox Trophy Association (PJTA) as a same sex dance couple. The membership fee will entitle them to one-day membership of the Association on 20th February 2016. This will enable them to take part in the competition and there will not be any further fee charged.
Members must agree to abide by the rules of the Association, which are to dance with a partner of the same sex at the competition and to abide by the rules of the competition, which are the UKSSDC competition rules.
If you have any questions regarding these changes please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016, the Men's Latin and Women's Ballroom competitions and prizegiving will take place in the morning session, and the Women's Latin and Men's Ballroom and prizegiving will take place in the afternoon/evening session. There will be a ball at the end of the afternoon/evening session.
The judges will be Linda Bellinger from the UK, Kees Goedegebuur from the Netherlands, Julie Tomkins from the UK, Rolf Pfaff from Germany and Alison Fulham from the UK.
The list of entrants registered so far is now live.
The Bishopsgate Institute will be hosting a competitors practice on the Friday before the competition. Its a large room with a good dance floor. The nearest station is Liverpool Street. The practice is 4-9pm and costs £5 per person. For more information, see the Bishopsgate Institute's website. If you want musical entertainment after that, Sue Knox runs the 'Show Off!' piano bar next to Leicester Square Station, which is on from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Singers perform songs from Musicals with the piano. For more information, see the website.
There will be a FREE party on Sunday 21st February with social dancing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the regular Pink Jukebox venue in Holborn, to celebrate with Jacky & Ralf their 19th Anniversary of running the Pink Jukebox. Competitors, spectators, judges & participants are welcome.
For the morning session, the doors will open at 10:00 a.m. The Men's Latin and Women's Ballroom competitions will start at 11:00 a.m., and will be followed by a presentation of prizes. The morning session will end at 3:00 p.m.
For the afternoon/evening session, the doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The Women's Latin and Men's Ballroom competitions will start at 5:00 p.m., and will be followed by a presentation of prizes and a Ball. The afternoon/evening session will end at midnight.
The membership fee for competitors covers both sessions, even if the competitors are only competing in one category.
Entering the Competition
Registration for the 2016 Pink Jukebox Trophy is now open. Please use the links on the Pink Jukebox Trophy Booking Page to complete the registration form for competitors and make payment.
The membership fee is £36 per couple, or £32 per couple for UKSSDC members. Entrants from outside the UK may also pay in cash at the competition, although prepayment via PayPal is preferred.
If you are dancing with two different partners, please notify the organisers. You will not need to join twice.
Members of the PJTA (Pink Jukebox Trophy Association) may enter the Ballroom category, the Latin category, or both. All competitors may attend the whole day of the competition, even if they are not competing in both categories.
In 2016, there will be a Starters' level in addition to levels A through D. The Starters' level is open to same-sex dance couples who have not previously competed in a dance competition; it is also open to those who have previously competed only in the UK Fun Competition. Dancers at the Starters' level in Ballroom will dance Slow Waltz and Quickstep. In Latin they will dance Cha Cha Cha and Jive.
Dancers other than those competing at the Starters' level will be assigned a level in a classification round.
Some private accommodation is available, with priority given to competitors. If you are interested in private accommodation, please complete the housing request form.
Booking for competitors closes on 6 February 2016.
Watching the Competition
Spectators are welcome at the Pink Jukebox Trophy, and contribute a lot to the atmosphere of the event.
Spectators may buy tickets for the morning or afternoon/evening session (including the ball), or for the full day. Please note that spectator tickets often sell out in advance of the competition. It is therefore wise to book in advance.
Online ticket sales closed at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday 17th February. A small number of tickets will be on sale at the door on the day.
Tickets ordered after 17:00 GMT on Sunday 14th February will not be posted out. There may be some tickets available for sale in person at the competition.
Spectator tickets for those who are not Pink Jukebox members cost £15 for the morning session, £22 for the afternoon/evening session (and ball) or £29 for the full day (including ball). For Pink Jukebox members, spectator tickets cost £12 for the morning session, £18 for the afternoon/evening session (with ball) or £24 for the full day (including ball).
Please use the links on the Pink Jukebox Trophy Booking Page to complete the spectator ticket order form and make payment. Spectators from outside the UK may pay cash at the door, although prepayment via PayPal is preferred.
We are currently looking for volunteers to offer accommodation to visiting competitors. If you may be able to provide somewhere to stay, or if you would like more information about volunteering accommodation, please send a message to our Housing mailbox.
Getting to the Competition
The Rivoli Ballroom is at 350 Brockley Road, London SE4 2BY, in South London. The nearest train station is Crofton Park, which is across the street. Brockley Station is also nearby. The 171 bus, which stops at Holborn and Waterloo stations in central London, stops outside the Rivoli Ballroom (at the stop called Crofton Park Station).