This weekend we will host some of New Jersey’s most amazing studios at USTD’s 2017 Northern New Jersey Regional Championship at the Bergen PAC in Englewood! We also welcome Centerstage Dance Academy dancers who are traveling in from RI to participate!
In addition to the amazing talent, Cliff Tan of the LA based Relativity School will be scouting and recruiting for their Commercial Dance BFA program. Relativity School scouts have awarded a multitude of scholarships to their summer program in addition to 2 Conditional Acceptance awards at USTD events over the past couple of weeks!
Dancers 13 & over, don’t forget to submit your online portfolios on www.USTDconnectsU.com to connect with our partners at Relativity and MSA Talent in Hollywood! We will be awarding a $250.00 scholarship to the winner of the Academic Achievement award at this weekend’s event based on academic information provided on your portfolios.
Here is a sneak peek as to what our competitors can expect!
- Relativity School College Scouting (Commercial Dance BFA Program) – Cliff Tan
- New – ADCC Studio of Excellence Award!
- New – USTDconnectsU! Academic Achievement Award!
- New – Additional Placements in all Overall Categories
- New – Scoring System!
- Mardis Gras Max and of course an overall great competition!
*The full event program is now available online. Click here to download.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
President and CEO United States Tournament of Dance, Inc.®
Board Member Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions
About Cliff Tan
Born and raised in the Philippines, Hitcliff Leigh M. Tan “Cliff Tan” started winning dance competitions in the hip hop / dance community when he was in 7th grade with his own group. Throughout high school he won numerous competitions in the hip hop and ballroom community.
He moved to the United States in 2008 and started his dance career soon after that. Since then he has developed his skills as an all around all styles hip hop dancer. From breaking, popping, locking, house, krump, and hip hop choreography Cliff has taught, choreographed and danced pieces that won world renowned hip hop competitions such as Hip Hop International.
He has worked with some of the worlds biggest stars from Bebe Rexha, Chris Brown to Far East Movement, Skrillex and Fatman Scoop to name a few. His work also has been seen on America’s Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, KTLA, KTLV, and TruTv’s Fake off. He also danced in the movie “Battle Of The Year: The Dream Team 3D” under sony and had a supporting role in the film “Sunday School Musical”. Apart from his career in dancing he has also dedicated his time to teaching the art form of dance to the world. Teaching master classes all over California and the United States, all the way to an orphanage in Gomoa-Fete Africa. Having raised his siblings and having a son, he believes in teaching and inspiring the youth to dance, learn life lessons through the history of dance and experience the world through music and movement.