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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Providence International Arts Festival

Scenes from this past weekends performance at the 2015 International Arts Festival, sponsored by FirstWorks. Our dancers performed around the Civil War Memorial, accompanied by West African drummers, Sidy Maiga's Afirmanding.

We were proud to be a part of this wonderful Festival alongside the rest of the Providence Art community! 

Be sure to check back here for more Jump! performances and events!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

JUMP! Dance Company apparel

Tired of Black Friday shopping? Well here is a gift you can order with a simple click and an email. 

Pre-order your JUMP! Dance Company apparel TODAY!



For more information and sizing, click here.

If you would like to pre-order, email us at liu.a.kristina@gmail.com with your name and size. 

ORDER DEADLINE is DEC. 2. We will email out prices once we get a total of orders!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Closing our Fall 2014 season

We've completed our Fall 2014 season! JUMP! dancers are learning, exploring new movement, and busy practicing in rehearsals. Our hard-working students have had many great opportunities to perform in inspiring and extraordinary performances this season!

We danced downtown as part of First Works Fall season!  Amazing site specific work around the beloved downtown fountain

We danced for Hillary Clinton and we taught some Ballet fundamentals to our new governor: Gina Raimondo!

We performed in our fearless leader: Mary Paula Hunter's FRAG-MENTd. An experimental work that tested our abilities to dance, sing, and act!

Turning over to the winter season, JUMP! dancers are beginning to rehearse for JUMP!'s original holiday classic: Scenes From The Polar Express!

Stay tuned for more updates. Hope you are all excited for the Holiday season as much as we are!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jump! performs for Hillary Clinton's campaign rally

JUMP! had the opportunity to perform for Hillary Clinton's campaign rally for Gina Raimondo. Held at Rhode Island College, the Former Secretary and First Lady came to rally several hundred Gina Raimondo supporters in her campaign for governor.

The Raimondo campaign estimated more than 1,100 people attended the rally!

See full gallery of the rally by The Providence Journal.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Sign up your young dancer now!!!
The weeks of: June 23-27,  July 7-July 11, July 21-25, August 11-15
For children ages 3-13
FULL DAY OPTION-- 8 am to 3:00 pm
             $300 per week; $250 per week with multi-week enrollment
 HALF DAY OPTION-- 8:00 am to Noon
             $175  per week

JUMP! Camp is a unique summer experience!  Taught by the highly trained JUMP! dancers and Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter, JUMP! offers young campers a variety of performing arts opportunities.
Campers will learn a variety of dance styles, including African, modern, ballet, tap, and choreography. The curriculum will include musical theater, theater games and voice and theatre techniques. Participants will learn the magic of stage production, including creating visual designs for sets and costumes.
Taught at the convenient JUMP! home base location-- Church of the Redeemer on Providence’s East Side, 655 Hope Street-- JUMP! camps are easy to get to. The location offers many fun opportunities for site specific performances, outdoor art making, and a ballet studio for all kinds of classes in  dance and theatre.
Field trips are an important part of JUMP! Camp.  JUMP! is famous for making dances all over our fair city.  We will travel to close-by locations for fun dance making and exploration of art in the city.
For more information or to register, please email mphunter54@gmail.com or jumpdancecompany@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Don't miss this year's production of our signature work, SCENES FROM THE POLAR EXPRESS on Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22. It's the perfect family-friendly event for the weekend before Christmas and as a lead-up to the New Year!

Tickets can be purchased online at www.jumpdancecompany.org or at the door (cash or check only)
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 PM and 6 PM
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 PM

Ticket are just $10!

Join our talented young dancers and choreographers and enjoy the beauty and joy of the arts. Can't be there but want to join us in spirit? Consider donating online to help us mount the production: Click here

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Don't miss JUMP! Dance Company's Fall performance of audience-favorite CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS. Choreographed and enthusiastically performed to Camille Saint- Saens' score of the same name, CARNIVAL turns our dancers into Elephants, Swans, Kangaroos and more!

Friday, November 1 at 7 PM
Saturday, November 2 at 2 PM and 6 PM

655 Hope Street/Church of the Redeemer
Providence, RI 02906

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (cash or check)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Season back in Full Swing

 Check out these photos from JUMP!'s recent appearance at Cade Tompkins Projects with arts by Coral Bourgeois. Our next performance is at the Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St. Providence RI 02906, on March 30th at 2:30. Don't miss us!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


We are thrilled to once again be presenting our annual dance drama, SCENES FROM THE POLAR EXPRESS, December 22 and 23 at the Wheeler School in Providence.

POLAR, based on the children's book by local author Chris van Allsburg, has become a holiday classic with Rhode Island-area families-- with original dance, an eclectic soundtrack and wonderful performances by our young company members.

 Don't miss us this year-- the weekend before Christmas, or almost literally, "night before a holiday." 

Saturday, December 22 at 2 PM & 7 PM
Sunday, December 23 at 2 PM 

Wheeler School Auditorium
216 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906 

Questions? jumpdancecompany@gmail.com or call 401-529-4391 Tickets are $10 for everyone

Thursday, August 16, 2012

We're "Best in RI"!!

Thanks to RI Monthly for voting JUMP! "Best of RI" for our innovative site-specific performances. JUMP! has been "Dancing in the Streets" since our inception over 10 years ago and you can continue to find us throughout the region, whether it be at Kennedy Plaza, a drained swimming pool, the RISD museum or across Hope Street. Come check us out this Saturday, August 18 at the Summit Music Festival at Lippitt Park.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Join us for CINDERELLA AT HOME- A Night to benefit JUMP! Dance Company
Friday, May 4 at 6 PM
73 Summit Ave. Providence, RI

An evening to celebrate JUMP!, featuring special sneak-peek, site-specific performances of JUMP!'s original dance suite CINDERELLA. Hosted by Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter, guests will enjoy hors d'eouvres, drinks and desserts. The proceeds of the evening go directly to benefiting JUMP!'s mission to nurture young artists and our innovative programming. All tickets are $25- buy now!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

See us this weekend

JUMP! dancers dedicate the company's 3 weekend performances to the
memory of Trayvon Martin

Monday, March 26, 2012

This Weekend: JUMP! Goes Local

See dance where you least expect it!
3 Performances/3 Providence locations

SATURDAY March 31 at 1 PM
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street, Providence RI
*Free performance with $8 admission

SATURDAY March 31 at 3 PM
Rochambeau Community Library
708 Hope Street

SUNDAY April 1 at 2 PM
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street

Save the date:
Friday. May 5 at 6 PM
CINDERELLA AT HOME: An evening to benefit JUMP!
Hosted by Artistic Director Mary Paula Hunter at 73 Summit Ave, Providence

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


JUMP! dancers are back in Rhode Island after their exciting premiere at Dance Place in Washington, DC on March 17 & 18. JUMP! was the first touring company to participate in Dance Place's annual Youth Festival, performing three pieces and sharing the stage with young African, Hip Hop, Modern and Step dancers.

On Sunday, dancers danced with the Cherry Blossoms. This is just the beginning of our spring site-specific season!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Congratulations to JUMP! Dancers

Congratulations to JUMP! dancers Sophie Herreid and Ryland Rich for their acceptance into Boston Ballet's 5 week Intensive Summer Dance program!


Fresh off a free performance at the RISD Museum, JUMP! is excited to announce a Spring 2012 Season of all FREE performances throughout the city. Check us out at the Providence Children's Museum, among other places, at the end of March and beginning of April. More details about each performance to follow.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Join us this December 10 + 11 for our annual holiday classic SCENES FROM THE POLAR EXPRESS. Our original dance drama, based on the children's book by local author Chris van Allsburg, returns home this year! JUMP! is thrilled to be performing at Hope High School in Providence, the stage where we premiered POLAR 11 years ago. So don't wait-- get your tickets now!!
Go to www.jumpdancecompany.org to purchase tickets online.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday,December 10 at 2 + 6 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM

Hope High School
324 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

Tickets are $10

Monday, November 14, 2011

Check out our new long-sleeve tees!

All shirts are being printed by the youth participants of Riverzedge, a great non-profit organization. Check them out here.
Tee shirts are available for purchase at SCENES FROM THE POLAR EXPRESS, Hope High School, December 10 +11.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tickets for SCENES FROM THE POLAR EXPRESS-- available online!

Starting this year you can purchase your tickets online in advance! Click on the link below to select which show you would like to attend. You can then pick up your tickets at the box office before the show.
Please note that online ticket orders must be completed by Friday, December 9 at 6 PM.

Tickets will still be available for purchase through JUMP! dancers and at the box office day of. Purchases at the box office are cash or check only.

Date and time
Name to reserve tickets under:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

TONIGHT-- JUMP! performs at PPAC for MOMIX

JUMP! performs again as part of the FirstWorks festival tonight from 7:15-7:45 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Catch the dancers in a site specific work in the lobby, then check out MOMIX.