JUMP Miami Convention
JUMP Miami will be held September 25-27 at the beautiful Miami Hilton Downtown.
If you are interested in attending, please let Ms. Sonya know as soon as possible. Deadline to register is:
WHY JUMP’S WORKSHOP?
JUMP is constantly working to keep our workshop the most fun and innovative in the industry! Here are just a few of the things that make JUMP’s Workshop unique:
SO MANY STYLES!
JUMP believes in dancers training in ALL styles. Most of our weekends have all of these styles: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Ballroom!
In some of the classes! Piano player for ballet, acoustic guitar for contemporary… we try to mix it up!
MUSIC VIDEO CLASS
Where our Junior dancers work with our camera crew every weekend and create their very own Music & Dance Video!
PROPS, THEMES AND THINGS!
In our JUMPstart, Mini & Junior classes, we like to add some fun elements to the weekend! JUMPstart classes might have “super hero” theme day, Minis might get special t-shirts for a class and Juniors might have a special guest join them! We do what we can to keep things new and exciting!
Our faculty strives to have every class be an uplifting, positive experience. We understand that the Studio is where the real training takes place. JUMP’s classes are designed for dancers to go back to their studio feeling refreshed, inspired and motivated for a great season of dance!
NO COMPETITION FOR THIS CONVENTION
Tentative Convention Schedule
- Depending on competition registration, the workshop schedule may vary from city to city.
- Friday night classes and events are only held in select cities.
- Tentative workshop schedules are available one week prior to the event. Please remember that workshop schedules are subject to change up to the day of the event. Please see our registration desk or our website for most current schedule.
|Competition! Webcast LIVE from www.mybreakthefloor.com/webcast!|
|Optional Master Classes|
|THE JUMP OFF! (Faculty intros… all dancers welcome!)|
|CLASS||CLASS||Audition Combo (Ages 11-12)||Audition Combo (Ages 8-10)||CLASS|
|CLASS||CLASS||VIP AUDITION||VIP AUDITION||CLASS|
|LUNCH||JS CLASS (12-12:45pm)|
|Audition Combo (Ages 16-19)||Audition Combo (Ages 13-15)||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (12:45-1:15pm)|
|VIP AUDITION||VIP AUDITION||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (1:15-2pm)|
|Competition! Webcast LIVE from www.mybreakthefloor.com/webcast!||JS CLASS (2-2:45pm)|
|CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (8-8:45am)|
|CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (8:45-9:30am)|
|CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (9:30-10:15am)|
|CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||CLASS||JS CLASS (10:15-10:45am)|
|LUNCH||Teacher/Studio Owner Lunch|
|Closing Show & Scholarship Awards|
2020 Convention Levels and Fees
2020-2021 WORKSHOP LEVELS & FEES
Dance studios may apply their own additional administrative fees. This is quite common in the industry and is used to cover the time and expense Studio Owners incur while organizing, registering and attending these events.
|TEACHER/STUDIO OWNER (18+)||$310||$360||$250 (All Access)|
|ONE DAY TEACHER (18+)||$195||$225|
|ONE DAY DANCER (8-19)||$180||$205|
|ONE DAY JUMPSTART (5-7)||$135||$160|
Only available onsite
- All JUMP ages (Workshop & Competition) are determined as of January 1, 2021. For example: Ages for November 2020 events will be as of January 1, 2021, and ages for April 2021 events will be as of January 1, 2021.
- The workshop ages listed above are simply guidelines; Studio Owners/Directors may use their discretion to place their dancers in the appropriate classroom levels. Please remember, for the scholarship audition, dancers must be in their age appropriate (as of January 1, 2021) classroom.
- Early Tuition fees only apply to registrations submitted and PAID IN FULL by the “Early Registration Deadline” for each city. See your city page for exact registration deadlines. In most cities, the Early Registration Deadline is 30 days before the event.
- Dance studios may apply their own additional administrative fees. This is very common in the industry and is used to cover the time and expense Studio Owners incur while organizing, registering and attending these events.
- Workshop fee includes a minimum of 10 class hours over the course of the weekend.
- All fees are in United States Dollars.
- No refunds on workshop fees.
- Dancers must be registered for the entire workshop to compete.
- At the door, registration must be paid by credit card, cashier’s check or money order. JUMP does not accept personal checks OR studio checks at any events, at any time. NEW THIS YEAR!! JUMP is moving to a cashless payment model. We will no longer be accepting cash onsite at the JUMP Store, General Info Desk or Photo/ Video.
- Level changes can be made within the first two classes of the workshop. Please notify the JUMP desk of any level changes and we will exchange wristbands, if necessary.
- In some cities, Teen & Senior levels may be combined.
NO COMPETITION AT THIS EVENT
- Parents of registered dancers are allowed into the workshop classes if they have purchased an Observer wristband ($50 Early Tuition or $60 Full Tuition).
- All Observers must be attending with paid students only and may not be teachers, studio owners or dancers.
- Observers are not allowed into the AUDITION COMBO CLASSES or VIP AUDITIONS.
- Observers do not have access to the Teacher/Studio Owner room or closed rehearsals at any time.
- One free JUMPstart Observer band will be given to the studio for the appropriate parent/guardian for each registered JUMPstart dancer. This wristband will only allow entrance to the JUMPstart classroom. It does not grant access to the Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior or Teacher rooms – NO exceptions. Additional JUMPstart Observer bands can be purchased, if needed.
- Observer wristbands are not required for the Welcome Show, Competition or Closing Show.
- JUMP reserves the right to limit observers within each ballroom, subject to attendance and space limitations. If limit is reached prior to convention, Observer wristbands will not be sold at the door.
- JUMP reserves the right to revoke any Observer privileges.
- One-day Observer wristbands are not available.
- Observers 10 years and under are free.
- NO videotaping or photography allowed at any point during the workshop classes. Still photos can be taken in between classes, with the faculty, etc.
- Observer wristbands are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Photography and Video recording from any media devices (i.e. digital cameras, cell phones, SLR’s, Flip, etc.) is strictly prohibited during classes and competition. This is to enforce the children’s safety and privacy, as well as protecting the work of choreographers and faculty. JUMP offers professional photo and video services at each of our events and on our website after the event.
HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES
Break The Floor has been working diligently to implement health procedures and guidelines to be able to offer the safest environment for our attendees. We are closely monitoring government policy and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. We are also working closely with our venue partners and the practices below might not reflect all the efforts BTF and the venues are taking. The plan below, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe and to DANCE WITH CONFIDENCE!
PLEASE KNOW… we are trying our best in a difficult situation. We know some of these measures may be too strict for some and too lax for others. We will continue to update our procedures as the world changes. Soon we will all be free to dance again at 100%! Thanks for your patience and understanding. We love you!
Break The Floor will be mailing all registration packets to each studio prior to the event. All packets will be mailed to the address on file and packets will be delivered no later than the Wednesday before the event weekend. To help minimize large gatherings, we ask that studios hand out all scholarship numbers and wristbands prior to their arrival at the venue. We understand that studios may still have changes that need to be made to their registration. We ask that all changes be emailed to our office by 12pm Thursday (the day before the start of the event). Studios can then “pick up” any changes at the event registration desk on site.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we require attendees to wear masks in the common areas of the venue. We may also require attendees to wear masks during workshop classes depending on the date and location (things may be a little stricter in our earlier cities). Please check the “city page” of the event you’re attending and we will notate whether masks are required for the workshop. Masks will not be required for dancers while competing in the Competition. Competition audience will be required to wear masks. Break The Floor staff and crew will be wearing masks at all times. It will be at the faculty’s discretion whether they wear masks while teaching and/or judging. No scoring deductions will be given for costumes including masks, gloves, or protective equipment during performances.
Break The Floor will be installing state-of-the-art temperature scanners at each ballroom door entrance. All attendees must pass through this before entering the ballroom for workshop and competition.
WORKSHOP BALLROOMS AND LIMITS
We have worked with our venue partners to ensure that we are under 50% capacity in each ballroom and/or within the local government regulations. We are also doing our best to get larger/more ballrooms in many cities. In some instances, age divisions will have more than one ballroom. This will help to give dancers the optimal amount of space to continue practicing social distancing.
For the foreseeable future, Break The Floor will ensure that a distance of 6ft is maintained between each dancer during classes by applying a grid to the ballroom floor.
Workshop classes and meal breaks may be staggered to avoid large gatherings in the common areas of the venue.
For the foreseeable future, Break The Floor will be limiting observers in the classes to Studio Staff only. The Jumpstart/Nubie/SideKick Rooms (ages 5-7) will be limited to 1 studio representative only.
ELIMINATION OF WATER STATIONS
There will be no water stations in the ballrooms. We ask that attendees please bring disposable water bottles to class.
To help comply with social distancing guidelines, spectators for the competition will be limited. The number of spectators will be based on the ballroom’s capacity and square footage. Spectators will be limited on a first come, first served basis, with priority going to studio owners and teachers. Once the ballroom is at capacity, the ballroom will be closed until the space allows for additional entry. As a reminder, Competition for all Break The Floor events will be live streamed for free on each event’s website. We require that you wear a mask and only sit with members of your studio.
LIVE WEBCAST OF COMPETITION
We encourage families, friends and dance fans to watch our FREE live webcasts of all competitions.
“BLOCK” COMPETITION SCHEDULE
In some cities, studio entries will be scheduled to compete in blocks, based upon capacity of the venue.
COMPETITION AWARDS SESSIONS
For the foreseeable future, Break The Floor has decided there will not be in-person Awards ceremonies. All Awards will be presented on our free live webcast.
WELCOME SHOW, CLOSING SHOW AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
For now, Break The Floor will not be holding our large, Welcome and Closing shows. Instead, we will be holding our daily warm-ups and scholarship presentations in each ballroom. Each scholarship presentation will acknowledge the winners within each ballroom. The physical scholarships will be available for pick up at the registration desk in each Studio’s Award Box.
STUDIO AWARD BOX!
While our Awards ceremonies are only live webcast, Break The Floor will be offering our unique Studio Award Box! Each award box will include your adjudicated awards, high score awards, and all scholarships that are won from your studio throughout the event. Studio Award Boxes will be available for pick up at the event’s registration desk anytime after 2pm Sunday.
Dressing room spaces will be expanded to help comply with social distancing. Studios should limit the number of parents assisting with costume changes. Dancers are encouraged to come dressed to compete, to minimize the use of the dressing room. Dressing rooms will be cleaned frequently by Break The Floor staff.
All competition music must be uploaded prior to the start of the event. Due to our contactless system, we will not be able to accept CDs, USB, phones, or laptops with competition music on site. If by chance a backup file is needed, please be prepared to email the music file to us.
Stage floors will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
Break The Floor will only be accepting credit cards and contactless forms of payment (ApplePay, etc.) for registration, merchandise and photo/video purchases.
Break The Floor will be coordinating with all venues to ensure that the event space is a safe, healthy and clean environment for all attendees. All spaces throughout the event will be thoroughly cleaned frequently throughout the day. This includes each workshop room, stage, registration, photo, video and merchandise booths along with all other lobby and common areas.
All attendees should wash their hands multiple times throughout the day. The CDC recommends this as one of the best practices to avoid transmission of the virus.
Any attendee that has flu-like symptoms, we ask that you please not attend the event. We will offer a full refund to anyone that is unable to attend due to COVID-19 with a Doctor’s note.