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"ONE HOUR WITH BILLY SIEGENFELD AND JUMP RHYTHM WILL NOT ONLY CHANGE THE WAY YOU VIEW THE WORLD, IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF. BILLY CAN GET A STONE TO DANCE WITH A FULL SPIRIT."

JEANNE HERRICK, SENIOR LECTURER, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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PREVIEW: Jimmie Blues…

I recently had the opportunity to see Billy Siegenfeld and Jordan Batta perform a “workshop showing” of their upcoming show “Jimmy Blues and the case of the accidental dancer”. This show takes one on an incredible adventure through the human … Continue reading

Jump Rhythm® Company Technique Class

Jump Rhythm® Technique (beginning and intermediate levels) Tuesdays 9:30am Old Town School of Folk Music 4545 N. Lincoln Ave Room E330 Chicago, IL 60625 Phone: 773.880.JRJP (5757) Email: info@jrjp.org In these classes we explore how the alignment concept of Standing Down Straight® … Continue reading

Jump Rhythm® Company Rehearsal

Jump Rhythm® Company Rehearsal Thursdays, 6:30pm Location varies by date Chicago, IL 60625 Phone: 773.880.JRJP (5757) Email: info@jrjp.org In this session, the company rehearses our repertory using Full-Bodied Rhythm-Making™. The goal is to create time-precise rhythms in the choreography and articulate … Continue reading

Jump Rhythm Technique Class

Monday evenings from 8:00p,m to 9:20pm, this class focuses on engaging students of all ages in the Jump Rhythm Technique. Additional details and registration information are available here: Jump Rhythm Classes  

JRJP Company Bio

JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project (JRJP) is a multiple-Emmy® Award winning performing and teaching company based in Chicago. JUMP RHYTHM celebrates the communal spirit of all jazz-rhythm-based performance – dancing, singing, and story-telling in rhythmically syncopated conversations to the beat-driven sounds … Continue reading

25 years. For what?

“25 years. For what?,” I asked myself this early Monday morning of this first week of our two-week anniversary season at Stage 773. Coming to mind first is for the chance to celebrate a wisdom that I first heard my mother say.  She … Continue reading

Be Our Guest: MARK YONALLY!

When I first moved to Chicago I was insatiably hungry to see what the local dance scene was all about.  I went to every show I could, and that first year I went to see eight different shows during Dance … Continue reading

Melanie’s JUMP RHYTHM® Life!

My first introduction to JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project was after being selected for their residency at Slippery Rock University. I along with 9 other dance majors spent two weeks of rigorous rehearsal with two company members learning Getting There, but this … Continue reading

JUMPING into RHYTHM!

Working with JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project has been an exciting and rewarding experience. This 25-year-old dance company generates such a unique and stimulating performance. When I first started working for JUMP RHYTHM® I was intrigued by the style and technique.  … Continue reading

Online vs. Live Conversation

In May 2011 (Dance USA’s e-journal: From the Green Room) dance writer, Jennifer Edwards talked about the “Shifting Landscapes: 3 Impact Points of Technology on the Future of Dance.” Here is an excerpt citing the first impact point. “Technology is … Continue reading

"A DIFFERENT WAY TO MOVE, TO MOVE FREELY, AND TO MOVE TOWARD FREEDOM."

JOHNNY NEVIN,
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