Tag Archives: Jump Rhythm

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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MEET THE COMPANY: Leah Martin!

Have you ever wanted to ask the company questions to get to know them?  Well, we went ahead and asked them some fun questions.  Next up is apprentice Leah Martin.  Meet the company! Leah Martin was born and raised in … 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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Hei from Finland!

Billy and I arrived in Helsinki last Thursday, and we’ve been hard at work with the Hyppy! Kollektiivi here! Pronounced “hupu collectivi” in Finnish, the company’s name translates roughly to “Jump! Collective.” You might remember something about this group from … 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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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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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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MEET THE COMPANY: Lois Snavely!

Have you ever wanted to ask the company questions to get to know them?  Well, we went ahead and asked them some fun questions.  Next up is apprentice Lois Snavely.  Meet the company! Lois Snavely graduated Bowling Green State University … Continue reading

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