Jump2it! is our flagship performance festival for schools within Team Charnwood and gives children the opportunity to showcase their talent in a professional and non-competitive performance environment.


March 2017

What a fantastic job everyone did this week at Loughborough Town Hall – an incredible show!  Check out some of the highlights here:


Elvis Presley Dance. Jump2it! Dance Festival

Elvis Presley Dance. Jump2it! Dance Festival

In March 2017 we will once again dance our hearts out and show the world what amazing dancers we have in Team Charnwood!

Primary schools can put forward ANY year group to participate and if successful in their application, schools will receive 4 workshops with their dance artist to create a piece for the festival.

This year’s theme is ‘Art’ and each group taking part will be allocated an artist or specific artwork as inspiration for their choreography.

Our performance (and dress rehearsal) will take place on Monday 27th March 2017 at a professional theatre venue in Charnwood.

Buses will be provided to transport the children to the venue on the day of the show.

Please note, in the first instance, applications will only be open to schools already members of Team Charnwood – speak to Aaron Asawla or Nicola Parker if you need clarification on this point.  Also, there will be  a fee for all schools taking part – please check the guidelines on the application form.

To see what previous festivals have been like, scroll down the page for photos and videos.

Excited?  We are! 

To apply, fill in the application form here.  You will find the guidelines for the festival here too.

Deadline for applications: Friday 25th November 2016


Jump2it! 2016

We’ve excelled ourselves again – what an incredible event we all put on!  So professional, enthusiastic and inspiring.  Kids you were wonderful!  Thanks to everyone involved.


Charlie Chaplin, Jump2it! Festival

Charlie Chaplin, Jump2it! Festival

Albert Einstein, Jump2it! Festival

Albert Einstein, Jump2it! Festival

Elvis Presley, Jump2it! Festival

Elvis Presley, Jump2it! Festival

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Jump2it! Festival

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Jump2it! Festival

Florence Nightingale, Jump2it! Festival

Florence Nightingale, Jump2it! Festival







Photos from the show (credits Alex Hannam)

And to watch the highlights from the show, click below…


Jump2it! 2015

Wowsers, what an amazing Dance Festival!

The audience clearly loved it “Wicked show, the enthusiasm of the kids shone through. Must do it again, my daughter enjoyed all of it” “An excellent show – everyone worked so well together.  Great to see such co-operation and skill” “Fantastic, lovely show.  Well done everyone…All stars!  Thank you very much”

Watch some of the highlights here…

The kids had a brilliant time and were incredibly professional throughout the entire event.  They clearly loved it too “We enjoyed the day and even though we were nervous to start, as the curtains closed we couldn’t help but scream and cheer!”  “It was amazing.  I loved that we had our own changing rooms”.

The teachers were very supportive and gave much of their free time to rehearse and costume the event.  They loved working alongside the dance artists…”[I learned that] simple routines can look fab!  Given me confidence to try myself” “What an event you have organised! Impeccable organisation throughout the whole day”.

Thanks so much to everyone involved xxx






Jump2it! 2014

JumpBlurbThriller: The Merton Primary School Leicester Mercury

Our very first Jump2it! Dance Festival, performed at Longslade Community College.

Teachers said the highlight of the event was…”seeing all the children smiling and having fun”…”being able to bring some fabulous children and watch them do so well”…”seeing boys dance from lots of different schools”.

The audience said…”Fantastic show! Never thought you’d get my son to perform, but he was great! Well done all!!!”…”Excellent performance! Organisation at the pre-performance and during the show was fantastic and the children were brilliant!”

The SSP said…”Thank you for producing two fantastic evenings of dance for everyone involved. The choreography has been excellent and it’s clear to see how engaged all the students have been”.