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THIS IS HOW WE COMPETE 

A  V I R T U A L   D A N C E   C O M P E T I T I O N 

Bridging the borders between North America and the United Kingdom

EXTENDED! MONDAY 31ST August - friday 4th September 2020

Welcome to House Of Jazz Company's virtual dance competition, This Is How We Compete!

This event is for all ages, including pre-professional and professional artists. It includes every style under the performance jazz umbrella, and most excitingly, it's an opportunity to compete with dancers in another country!  

 

Each performance is adjudicated by three adjudicators representing Canada, UK, and USA., receiving three individual audio adjudications and a mark out of 100. We award the top performing dancers from each country (Canada, USA, and United Kingdom), as well as and the top three performances overall in each category. 

Jazz 

Musical Theatre 

(including Stage and Song & Dance)

Contemporary 

Performance Choreography

(including Commercial, Street Jazz, and Jazz Funk)

Wildcard

(including Tap, Swing, Latin, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip Hop)

SPONSORSHIPS

& AWARDS

Over £3000 in Scholarships! 

House Of Jazz Scholarship

Jazz House Theatre Scholarship 

Company Jinks Online Training)

Private Coaching (w/ Adjudicators) 

Applause For Thought Training

International Training Scholarships

Merchandise Giveaways

Fosse/Verdon Estate Online Training

One on One Training Opportunities

Special Recognition Awards

Top Performing Soloist Awards 

and much more!

 

Join us for our Live Awards Ceremony!

4th September @ 18:00 GMT/10:00 PST.

Zoom links will be sent out to

all participants on 3rd September.

Registration Deadline

EXTENDED! Friday 28th August

 

Submission Deadline

Sunday 30th August

CATEGORIES

1) Acceptable submissions are pre-recorded, one shot videos only that have been filmed this year. Both professionally recorded videos from previous competitions (in 2020) and home filmed videos are acceptable. 

2) Dancers will receive three audio adjudications and a mark out of 100 for their performance(s).  Dancers may enter as many categories as they wish.

3) Our event will announce the top performing dancers from each country (Canada, USA, and UK), as well as the top three performances (overall) in each category. 

4) Worldwide scholarships, cash prizes, and other special awards will be awarded at the conclusion of this event.  

5) Submissions may include solos, duos, trios, and groups.  

6) Solos, duos, and trio submissions must be no longer than 3 minutes in length. 

7) Group submissions must be no longer than 3.5 minutes in length.  

8) All video files must be labelled with the dancer's name, category, and age or they will risk disqualification. 

9) Submissions will not be accepted without a completed registration form and payment received. 

10) There is no age limit to this event. Dancers 18+ will be adjudicated in the professional level category.

11) All adjudications and placings will be sent out by 11th September 2020.

RULES & REGULATIONS

DEADLINES

REGISTRATION

To register for this event, please download our registration form (below) and email it to houseofjazzuk@hotmail.com

Good luck everyone!

THIS IS HOW WE COMPETE

THIS IS HOW WE COMPETE

ADJUDICATORS

PRICING

One Entry  

     

Two Entries  

   

Three Entries

 

Four Entries  

  

Five Entries  

UNITED KINGDOM

£12 

 

£21 (save £3)

£30 (save £6)

£39 (save £9)

£48 (a free entry!)

CANADA/USA

$20 

$35 (save $5)

$50 (save $10)

$65 (save $15)

$80 (a free entry!)

PRICING

One Entry  

     

Two Entries  

   

Three Entries

 

Four Entries  

  

Five Entries  

NEW YORK

LONDON

CANADA

Training: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC and the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She is a 2011 USA National YoungArts Foundation Level I Winner in Modern Dance. 

 

Alexzandra is currently Dance Captain and Swing for Hamilton in the West End since the original cast opened in London in 2017. 

 

Theatre includes: Connie Wong in A Chorus Line (London Palladium/USA/Japan), ensemble in Rufus Norris’ Cabaret (UK Tour), Lambchops in Fame The Musical (25th Anniversary UK Tour), associate choreographer/swing for the Olivier Award winning production of In The Heights (King’s Cross), Daisy in the McOnie Company’s Jekyll and Hyde (Old Vic), Sally in Broad Shadow (NT), dance captain/ensemble for Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), and the Broadway development workshops for Drew McOnie’s King Kong.

 

Film includes: Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox in 2020.

Ricky Jinks is a choreographer, teacher and dancer in London. As a dancer he has performed for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs on shows such as X Factor and The Voice.

 

He has choreographed for music artists and companies including Adidas, Stella McCartney, Pixie Lott, Denis Coleman, Iain Woods, UEFA Champions League Final and Tate Britain.. Ricky won the Group Choreographer of the Year award at the Dance Awards 2019. He recently choreographed for broadway star Matthew Morrison.

 

As a teacher Ricky has taught workshops all over the world including Australia, Dubai, Iceland, Italy and Cyprus. Ricky founded his own dance company ‘Company Jinks’ in which they performed work on ‘The Greatest Dancer’ and have been guest performers at many events including a show for the UK government in Westminster. 

With a creative product that reaches from dance studios to television, industry showcases to world-class conventions, Christina's edgy style, powerful choreography and challenging classes have put her in demand throughout the world. Christina has worked as a choreographer, dancer, private coach, and master teacher in the entertainment industry for over 15 years.  She has worked for many large television networks including CBS, NBC, and Nickelodeon.

Christina is a faculty member of the internationally renowned EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood California and has performed, choreographed and assisted on projects including: Game Shakers on Nickelodeon, Victorious (with Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice), iCarly, Gary Unmarried, Suddenly Susan, The Nikki Show, Fame LA, as well as national campaigns for Guess, Nike, Job Corps, and Nestle.


Most recently Christina has taken her vast experience and channelled it into co-creating an in-studio experience called OneDanceEpic, focused on seeing emerging artists claim their voice and unique talent. She continues to expand her creative brief and is currently working on projects for television and concepts for industry artists. 

ALEXZANDRA SARMIENTO

RICKY JINKS

CHRISTINA WOODARD

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Founder | Director

Christie Lee Manning

Assistant Director

James Harris 

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

EMAIL

houseofjazzuk@hotmail.com

SOCIAL

@houseofjazzcompany

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