Tag Archives: Billy Siegenfeld

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

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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

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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

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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

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Standing Down Straight with JUMP RHYTHM® and Loving It

Learning is ALWAYS an exciting adventure.  I became exposed to JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project when my daughter took the intensive with JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project, became an intern and now is a company member.  My first experience watching JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project … Continue reading

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Finding My Voice & Belonging in a Community:

A Week that Changed My Life In June 2014, I attended the JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project Summer Intensive with limited JUMP RHYTHM® knowledge, no expectations and an open mind to what could await. The week was more fulfilling than I ever could … 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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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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Run…like your life depends on it!

“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.” Shakespeare, King Lear I love seeing the look on my dancers’ faces when I ask them to simply run around the room. Usually, this is met with half-hearted, dance-y “runs” … Continue reading

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