The Pink Jukebox Trophy
The 2019 Pink Jukebox Trophy will take place at the Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 16th February 2019.
To comply with current equality legislation for 2019, we have formed the Pink Jukebox Trophy Association.
Those who wish to compete in the Pink Jukebox Trophy Competition in 2019 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 16th February 2019. 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.
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In 2019, the Women's Latin and Men's Ballroom competitions and prizegiving will take place in the morning session, and the Men's Latin and Women'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 for 2019 are Benjamin Martin (Denmark), Pauline Ladiges-Kwikkei (Netherlands), Paula Goodyear, Paul Killick and Vicky Frenessen (UK).
Here is a list of entrants.
There will be a FREE party on Sunday 17th February with social dancing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Competitors, spectators, judges & participants are welcome. Details will follow soon.
For the morning session, the doors will open at 10:00 a.m. The Women's Latin and Men'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 Men's Latin and Women'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
The membership fee is £38 per couple, or £34 per couple for UKSSDC members. Entrants from outside the UK may also pay in cash at the competition, although prepayment via PayPal is preferred.
Please use the links on the Pink Jukebox Trophy Booking Page to complete the membership application form and make payment. Competitors from outside the UK may pay cash at the door, although prepayment via PayPal is preferred. Competitors from the UK, however, must make their payment at the point of booking.
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.
Following the success of last year, in 2019 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 sent an email to our Housing mailbox.
There will be a competitors' practice at the Bishopsgate Institute from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday 15th February. There will also be a FREE party on Sunday 17th February at the same venue, with social dancing from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Competitors, spectators, judges & participants are welcome.
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.
Tickets ordered after 17:00 GMT on Sunday 10th February will not be posted out.
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 £30 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 £25 for the full day (including ball). Current membership card(s) will need to be shown on entry.
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. Spectators from the UK must make their payment at the point of booking.
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).