Voted "Best in ri" by rhode island monthly
The members of Jump! Dance Company are steadfast in their mission to mentor and train young local artists in creating, developing and performing original choreography.
Through this collaboration between student and professional artists, we foster constructive and innovative self-expression while providing unparalleled training in the choreographic arts.
Artistic Director: Mary Paula Hunter,
Winner of the 2014 Pell Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts
The audience has been completely captivated..." "They were dancing in the halls..." "In talent and guts, expect to witness a group of dancers who seem to know no limits..." "Serious skill and dance discipline coupled with an anything-goes atmosphere...."
All JUMP! members are ages 8-18 and receive intensive training in ballet as well as other dance forms including modern dance and tap. JUMP! dancers are encouraged to choreograph from a young age, learning how to work with music, group forms, and improvisation to compose sophisticated and truly creative choreography. JUMP! believes in the talent of its dancers both as choreographers and performers, and our performances showcase professional dance of the highest standards.