The NSW Dancehall King and Queen

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The Mediterranean

31-33 Oxford St

Darlinghurst, NSW 2010


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Caribbean Sydney Presents…

The official state qualifier for the 2018 Australian Dancehall King & Queen competition. Sydney's biggest night of Dancehall; A night of dance competitions, club dancing & Jamaican dancehall music.

Out of the dancehalls of Jamaica and across to the shores of Australia; the time has come once more for the best dancehall dancers in NSW to showcase their skills and compete for the title of "NSW Dancehall Queen or King".


Dancers will be competing for the opportunity to represent NSW in the National finals in Melbourne and chance to win a further $1000.00 towards flights to Jamaica.

DJs and entertainment

Supported by the best dancehall DJs and selectas across the state, and showcases from some of NSW's best dance crews, this night will be packed with pure Jamaican dancehall vibez.

  • DJ NAIKI (Japan) - Chiefrockers

  • DJ FASMWA (Suriname) - Bondi Beach Radio / Prescription nightclub

  • Deejay Koolbreeze (Jamaica) - Bond Beach Radio

  • More to be announced

  • Live Dance Performances

Preliminary Schedule

  • 7.30pm: Doors Open

  • 8– 9pm: Competition Preliminary Round:

  • 9– 10pm: DJs

  • 10-10.30pm: Competition – Final Round

  • 10.30-1.45am: DJs

  • 2am: Close

(Please note: 12am lockout applies)

Competition Details for competitors

Two competition categories:

  1. Dancehall King – Males

  2. Dancehall Queen – Females.

To Register:

Email caribbeansydney@gmail.com or info@caribbeansydney.com.au for a registration form. Complete the registration form + submit a 15-30sec video of yourself dancing.

Max of 10 competitors will proceed per category.


1 elimination round. 90 seconds of choreography. Top 4 progress to final round.

Final round. 90 seconds of choreography. Top 3 prizes awarded.

This competition will permit all styles and eras of Jamaican dancehall.


The winner of each category will be provided with a trophy, and $200 to contribute towards flights to the finals in Melbourne. Trophies awarded to runners up. More to be announced.

Respected Judges:

Cat Pwiti (Melbourne) - Dancehall dancer/choreographer (Jungle City Studios)

Kim Marie Spence (Jamaica) - (Prior Jamaican Film Commissioner & Head of creative industries)

More to be announced..

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Is this a sit down competition to watch or is it a club night? Will we get a chance to dance?

The event will take place in a licensed club setting with ample opportunities to dance. There will be 1.5 hours of dance competition in total with the remainder of the night allocated to DJ's and dancing.

Can I choose to compete on the night?

The competition requires competitors to pre-register and prepare their routines .

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18 years

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


The Mediterranean is only a five minute walk from Museum Station and is a 10-15 minute walk from both Central and Town Hall Stations.


Depending on the direction you are arriving from, many buses run down Oxford and adjacent streets. For more information or to plan your journey, visit the NSW Transport info website.


Street parking on and around Oxford Street is available but limited. The closest parking stations are approximately a 10 minutes walk from the venue. Wilson Parking is on the corner of Goulburn and Elizabeth Streets and there is a Secure Parking Station on Riley Street.

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