100% EVENT GUARANTEE
The biggest problem facing the dance industry (and everything, quite frankly) is uncertainty. Our dance studio friends are finding it hard to plan for the new season. Will Conventions & Competitions be happening? How? What if we plan on it and they are cancelled again?
Our goal for this coming season is clear… we are going to be holding all events, no matter what, GUARANTEED. Here is how it will work:
PLAN A: IN-PERSON
JUMP will be planning all events, in-person, for the upcoming season. We will be limiting attendance, working with our venue partners to increase ballroom space and implementing health procedures and guidelines to be able to offer the safest environment for our attendees.
Health & Safety Protocols can be found below.
PLAN B: IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL
We understand that some studios and families might not yet feel comfortable attending the in-person workshop. All of our in-person events will now have a virtual option. This allows a dancer or studio to take class from home or at the studio (at the discounted virtual fee). This option would also allow the dancers or studios attending the virtual workshop to still come to the venue for the competition portion of the event.
PLAN C: VIRTUAL
If the in-person event is unable to be held, studios and dancers may attend the event virtually (for a discounted rate). JUMP will host a virtual event, specific to the event and city, and broadcast from our studios in Los Angeles. Dancers can take workshop classes at home or the studio may organize a “watch and dance party” at their studio. Competition routines will be uploaded to our website and judged virtually. Awards ceremonies will be broadcast live immediately following the competition.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
(as of 7/20/20)
JUMP has been working diligently over the last few weeks to implement health procedures and guidelines to be able to offer the safest environment for our attendees. We are closely monitoring government policy changes 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 JUMP and the venues are taking. The plan below, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.
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 sickness.
Face coverings are recommended for all attendees while outside of the dance rooms. Our entire staff will be wearing masks at all times.
JUMP staff will receive temperature checks every day. Dance teachers are encouraged to check the temperatures of their dancers and teachers each morning.
LIMITING DANCER CAPACITY
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. This will help to give dancers the optimal amount of space to continue practicing social distancing.
JUMP will be limiting observers in each dance room.
Dressing room spaces will be expanded to help comply with social distancing. Studios should limit the number of parents assisting with costume changes.
All interior doors will be open to reduce touchpoints.
ELIMINATION OF WATER STATIONS
There will be no water stations in the ballrooms. We ask that attendees please bring disposable water bottles to class.
JUMP will only be accepting credit cards and contactless forms of payment (ApplePay, etc.)
Seating will be at round tables, not traditional theatre seating. Separate and clearly marked points of entry and exit will be provided.
LIVE WEBCAST OF COMPETITION
We encourage families, friends and dance fans to watch our FREE live webcasts of all competitions.
No scoring deductions will be given for costumes including masks, gloves, or protective equipment during performances.
When needed, JUMP will have more frequent awards sessions to reduce crowd size. All awards and scholarships will be awarded without physical contact.
Stage floors will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day.
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.
Each hotel and venue has assured us they will have increased cleaning of all surfaces, handrails, elevators, etc.