JUMP springs into final 2015-16 Season events

Willdabeast teaching at JUMP Dance ConventionJUMP Dance Convention launched its current 2015-16 Season in Miami in September and now, more than 20 events later, it’s heading into its final 10+ engagements.


Directed by Gil Stroming, every JUMP event includes a top-rate workshop, with “more class time offered per city than any other convention in the industry.” It also offers first-class competitions with credible judging in a fun and supportive environment.


The main faculty includes industry giants Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore, Shaping Sound favorites Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini, musical theatre choreographer Al Blackstone, contemporary dance visionary Andrew Winghart, plus hip-hop frontrunners like Willdabeast and Misha Gabriel. That’s not to mention the fabulous likes of commercial choreographer and singer Bobby Newberry, ballet teacher Katy Spreadbury, renowned tapper Mike Minery and Fiddler on the Roofs Melanie Moore.


New this year, So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Winner Ricky Ubeda joined JUMP as guest demonstrator. Plus, the convention is touring with new state-of-the-art stage lighting and video; is offering free live webcasts and a free online program for parents and dancers; and is ensuring that all JUMP judges will be trained through the Break the Floor Judge Training Program created by Mandy Moore, Denise Wall and Anthony Morigerato to ensure better critique videos.


Another new fun addition is JUMP’s Closing Show with faculty, JUMP VIPs and studio performances.


For more information on JUMP, including its tour dates and locations, click here or visit www.jumptour.com. Upcoming locations include Phoenix, Orlando, Provo, Dearborn, Atlanta, Santa Clara, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Providence and San Jose, Costa Rica.


To learn more about other dance competitions and conventions happening all across North America, check out Dance Informa’s 2015-16 Dance Competition & Convention Guide.


Photo: Willdabeast teaching at JUMP Dance Convention in Philadelphia in January. Photo courtesy of JUMP.