Category Archives: Reflection

JUMP RHYTHM® & Human Connection

We all need human connection. This truly is at the core of all that JUMP RHYTHM® does. Beneath the funky music, the hand hits and the intricate choreography is a technique and philosophy that emphasizes human connection above all else. Recently … Continue reading

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What a Week! My 1st JUMP RHYTHM® Intensive Experience

A few weeks ago, I embarked on my first-ever journey to Chicago and JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project’s Summer Intensive from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I was introduced to the JUMP RHYTHM® Technique through former JUMP RHYTHM® company member Laura Kleiner (Laycock) … Continue reading

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The Intensive

It has only been about two weeks since the final day of the Intensive and we are still glowing with excitement and pride.  We had artists from all over the world study Jump Rhythm® for five wonderfully challenging days. They … Continue reading

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Just say POW!

Greetings! I’ve been thinking a lot, recently, about a word that we use all the time in Jump Rhythm®: POW. Billy often says, during rehearsal, “say the word, POW!” Recently we’ve been working on how to use this word while … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Start Talking

As Intensive week approaches once again, I am reminded of one of the lessons that stuck with me the most in my first year as an Intensive participant in 2009: I had to start talking more. I re-learn this lesson … Continue reading

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Swing Dancing and Collaboration

Perhaps you have heard someone who has taken a Jump Rhythm® class say that it has changed their life not just as a dancer, but also as a human being.  One aspect of life that I think we all encounter … Continue reading

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Growing by Teaching

I have had the opportunity to teach these past couple weeks, and I am amazed at how much I continue to learn from teaching! We always say in Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to teach from our weaknesses. This means being … Continue reading

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Where in the World is JRJP?

Wow, we have been busy lately!  The most recent update is that the month of March has been one where we are on tour. In preparing for our tours, we have been hard at work in the studio, rehearsing pieces … Continue reading

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Innate Wisdom

Lately, I have really been thinking about the phrase “innate wisdom” as described by Lulu Sweigard in Human Movement Potential.  She states: “Fortunately, there resides within the nervous system a good deal of innate wisdom which automatically chooses, if given … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Door

Next March, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will travel north to Wisconsin, for a full concert at the Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek! In preparation for that performance, last week Billy and I spent a few days in Fish Creek, … Continue reading

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