The JUMP JAM Competitions are a competitive inter-schools event that provides schools an opportunity to showcase their students and school in the artistry of JUMP JAM, locally, with the chance for media exposure and prestigious Championship titles.

Registrations will close on the 26th June 2024

2024 Strictly Competition Rules

2024 Strictly Live Competition Timeline

3rd August Blenheim24th Aug Palmerston North
4th August Nelson25th August Napier
10th August Christchurch31st August Auckland
17th August Invercargill8th Sept Tauranga
18th August Dunedin14th Sept Hamilton
22nd August Masterton

Strictly JUMP JAM

This category is open for all JUMP JAM licensed schools. The Strictly Live competition is open to new students & those who have previously competed at any live JUMP JAM event.  Two categories Strictly Freshman and Strictly Open. Students will present a JUMP JAM routine without costumes or choreography/pattern/formation changes, exactly as the JUMP JAM video. Students will be given a JUMP JAM tee shirt to wear on stage as part of their entry fee, that they can keep. Age categories are year 1-4 & year 5-8 (if entry numbers are big enough we will split the 5-8 to 5-6 & 7-8).

Feedback From a  New Coach and School 

Just a quick note to say thank you for providing the opportunity for so many students to perform in front of an audience yesterday. Our students really enjoyed the experience, and I have had feedback from parents today who enjoyed seeing their child perform.

Personally, the support to help guide me through the process, right from the initial development day and school visit until the performance has been invaluable. I would definitely be keen to support any further opportunities as they arise. I am also quite happy to be used as a reference if you encounter other schools that are considering entering in the future. Frank Usherwood (Bethlehem School)

Videos Explaining Correct Technique For Training Competition Teams

Coaching Tips from successful JUMP JAM coaches

  1. Coaching Tips From Former Head Judge Cindy Smith – the audition process
  2. Coaching Tips From NZ National Winning Coach Linda Compton, Waihopai School
  3. Coaching Tips From NZ National Winning Coach Kirsty-Lee Bracegridle, Heaton Intermediate
  4. Coaching Tips From NZ National Winning Coach Barbara Laing, Omanu School
  5. Coaching Tips From NZ National Winning Coach Ripeka Koia, Paroa School
  6. Amberley’s Competition Journey & Coaching Tips From NZ Winning Coach – Nicky Lotz

Benefits of Entering A JUMP JAM Competition

  1. Growth of self confidence in all participating students
  2. Gaining physical fitness and endurance, plus body awareness and posture
  3. Team camaraderie and gaining friendship and a feel of community within a group
  4. A squad ready for any performance or display opportunities
  5. Student leaders confident to lead others in JUMP JAM
  6. The benefits of goal setting to achieve a common outcome
  7. Promotes healthy lifestyle values for the school
  8. The students have fun doing it!

If you have any competition related questions please email Brett Fairweather at