September 6-9, 2024, San Jose, California


The Silicon Valley Nova Dance Fest is proud to host a Jack & Jill competition at our second annual event!


If you are interested in competing in the Jack & Jill competition, please fill out the form below.

Space is limited: we will only be accepting 10-15 competitors per division.

Competitors must have a Full Pass for the Nova Dance Fest to be eligible + $10 registration fee per division.

Register Here

What is a Jack & Jill Competition?

A Jack & Jill competition is a freestyle dance competition where participants are paired off with a random partner and compete against other couples in a social dancing competition.

Each round competitors will be paired off randomly with a partner, and dance to a random song selected by the DJ.

The last couple remaining will be declared the winner!

Competition Schedule

The Jack & Jill competition will be held on Sunday, September 8th in the main ballroom.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Bachata competition
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Salsa competition

Competition Rules

    1. A Full pass or a day pass(Sunday) is required for participation. You are not allowed to participate as competitor with just a night pass. However, you can participate as an audience.
    2. Dancers of ALL LEVELS are welcome. Dance pros are not allowed to compete. You are a pro if you are paid as an instructor or a performer.
    3. No partner is required for registration. You will be judged as individuals during the preliminary rounds and as a couple during final rounds.
    4. People of any gender or sexual identification can participate in any role (lead/follow).

Participants are judged by expert artists chosen by organizers. Their decisions will be final.


There will be a total of $800 in cash + prizes up for grabs for the Jack & Jill competition!

  • 1st place – $400 cash
  • 2nd place – Two full passes to Nova 2025
  • 3rd place – Two VIP upgrades for Nova 2025