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This will be my DD 11 first time attending JUMP. We will be in Orlando next week. Any tips on what to expect? She's going to the mini room because all her friends in the group are considered mini & tbh her technique is that of a mini. She just turned 11, but is also the size of a 9 year old. We're hoping for a fun positive experience. Who's attended JUMP?
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We're not going to that particular JUMP, but expect it to be CROWDED! May also see some very popular names in kids dance there too, so prepare your dd for that. Also, there will be some regular, normal for their age dancers and some amazing for their age dancers. Don't let those amazing kids intimidate her or get her down. Just tell your dd to have fun and learn whatever she can.
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Totally agree with 1tinydancer! If you haven't been to one of these, be prepared. They are different than other conventions we have attended to. The talent can be off the charts - yes even in the mini room!!
Some kids follow the convention (yes, again even at that age) and know the combos, and therefore really stand out. Tell your DD to do her best and have fun. As with all conventions they do eventually break down in smaller groups for combos so tell her to spreadout and get some space while learning while everyone is together. We most recently went to NUVO(sister convention to Jump) and DD was in mini room. Talent was insane in Boston, room was super crowded but she loves it.
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Jump is a ton of fun. Keep in mind, however, that she will have to audition with the 11 year olds, as well as attend the audition combo class with the juniors.
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Thanks for all the advice.. You guys really rock. Im so happy to find a forum like this
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We go to Jump and 24seven. They are pretty similar, but with different teachers and slightly different flares.
My daughter is still in the Pee Wee room (I think they call it JumpStarts), but she and one other of her teammates go to the mini room when the peewee classes are over. It is intense, especially kids who are not accustomed to a FULL day of dancing hard, but I don't think she will have a hard time in the mini room at 11, even if she isn't the best dancer. The rooms are usually crowded enough that anyone can go unnoticed as long as they aren't goofing off, but if they are wanting to get noticed they can still manage by getting up front and giving their all.
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Agree with the earlier comments. There is a huge range of skills in each room, and the rooms are crowded. My daughter just turned 11, too. We did Jump NYC for the first time this year, and she was in the mini room. She said that she needed to separate herself from her friends and try to get towards the front, center of the room. She needed to focus on the teachers/combos at the beginning of each class if she was going to successful learning and performing them -- especially for the audition. She had so much fun, and loved seeing some of her idols from "So you think you can dance"! Your daughter is going to have a great time. Enjoy and don't stress! It's all about developing skills and being inspired by what you see.