About The Tour
JUMP is the largest dance convention in the world, touring to 26 US cities and 5 international cities. Each event includes a top-rate workshop, with more class time offered per city than any other convention in the industry. JUMP also offers a first-class competition with fair, credible judging in a fun and supportive environment.
JUMP is something that's high energy, fresh and innovative. It is a change from the assembly line of dance competitions and conventions across America. Most importantly, it's an inspiring, educational event for all levels and ages.
JUMP is considered THE trendsetter in the industry.
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JUMP was the first dance convention to bring out a full video crew to every city. Twelve years ago we started bringing four huge projection screens and ten plasma TVs to each city, so that dancers could get a better view of the teacher. For Mike Minery's tap classes, we have a close up view of Mike's feet so that everyone in the room can learn without obstruction.
JUMP originated the "Music Video Class" where dancers work with our camera crew every weekend and create their very own Music & Dance Video! The video then gets shown to all the dancers during the weekend's closing show.
Twelve years ago, JUMP was the first dance convention to offer online registration through its website. Click Here to register online!
JUMP is the first dance convention that provides a free webcast of our competitions!
JUMP is the first dance convention that provides each dancer with a personalized "JUMP Handbook" before the event. This handbook includes a personalized workshop and competition schedule as well as all the info for the event. Studios don't have to make copies of the schedule anymore!! Each dancer can also download their personalized JUMP Handbook right from our website!!
Before JUMP, awards at dance competitions and conventions consisted of the same old plaques and trophies. JUMP introduced license plate trophies, dog tags and platinum records!
Twelve years ago, JUMP introduced the Rubber-Band Bracelet. These were in place of those annoying plastic ID straps normally given out at conventions. JUMP's Rubber-Band Bracelets can be taken on and off easily and are quite fashionable!
JUMP was the first convention to bring out a live band and singers to perform in the classes!
JUMP was the first convention to bring their National Finale out of the hotel ballroom and into real professional theatres! With a commitment to constant creativity and growth, JUMP boasted sold out shows on Broadway at The Hudson Theater, world-renowned rock n' roll venue Hammerstein Ballroom, the six thousand-seat Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre in NYC
JUMP started the "Teachers ONLY" critique. There are things a judge might want to say JUST to the teacher.Maybe it's about a particular dancer, a costume, or choreography suggestions. Therefore, one judge on the panel will be doing a TEACHERS ONLY CRITIQUE. This way Teachers will receive their very own feedback for their ears only!
These are just a few of the things that JUMP has done to change the face of dance conventions. If you have been looking for something unique, something alternative...please join us! If you are already a JUMP supporter, THANKS for coming and we can't wait to see you again!